JOSH Wale wasted no time in getting rid of Fikret Remziev - and now has his eyes firmly set on a former British champion.
The Brampton bantamweight, aged 23, stopped Bulgarian Remziev in the first round in Cleethorpes on Sunday after putting ‘the Wolf’ down three times, the first time coming from the first punch of the fight.
Wale said: “I just went out there and saw the red mist. I couldn’t believe he went down with the first punch. That’s never happened before!
“I think he was a bit off guard and when the body shot landed I knew he was going down. After that it was only going one way.
“I put him down again with a right hand shot to temple and he did well to get up from that.”
A left hook to Remziev’s body finished the fight with referee Shaun Messer putting an end to Remziev’s punishment with 2:32 gone in the fight. This is Wale’s 12th win and his third first round stoppage.
Wale will now fight Zimbabwean born Ian Napa in Doncaster in September. “I know it’s going to be a lot tougher against Napa. Tonight was just a blow out really and I needed a fight under my belt” he said.
“Napa’s a good name and I know I’ll have to be at the top of my game to get by him.”
Also on the bill at Cleethorpes, Doncaster’s Maxi Hughes recorded his fifth straight points win by beating Bheki Moyo over four rounds.
Glyn Rhodes trained Jason Carr was beaten by Hull debutant Joel Haigh.
n Rhodes’ middleweight Regan Denton will be looking for his third consecutive win at Don Valley Stadium on a Dennis Hobson bill on July 29. Leading the bill is super feather Femi Fehintola, making his ring return after 18 months. If he comes through that, he will face Carl Johanneson at Doncaster Dome in September. Johanneson took Fehintola’s unbeaten record in 2006.