Spain’s Carman Rejaraga managed to defend the European £ 154 championship on Friday at the Bilbao Arena in Bilbao, Spain, with a devastating nine-round knockout of the super-brave Jack Flatley.
29-year-old Rejaraga, who previously held the European Championship at the welterweight division, pushed his experience and physical presence to the challenger. A 27-year-old from Bolton, England, Flatley was adorned with a hard jab in the opening round. He finished eighth again. And the perfectly placed right knocked him out coldly in Round 9.
The challenger fought very well to return to the fight following the retreat of the first round. Flatley managed to move his left hand and overcome some impressive rights, but the 12 rounds are a long time and it’s a difficult question to keep the rampaging Lejaragga off when he’s not using his heavy artillery.
The action was competitive from the 3rd round to the 7th round, but the Challenger dropped again in the 8th round with 3 punch bursts. Flatley has now been weakened by the efforts he has made and the punishment he has received.
The finish shot was cruel and the champion improved to 34-2 (16 KO).
Both defeats of Lejaragga occurred in 2019 against Russian powerhouse David Avanesyan. The first match competed with Avanesyan, resulting in a nine-round stop on enemy territory. However, in the rematch, Rejaraga was blown up in one round.
In a post-match interview with DAZN, Lejaragga said he was interested in an EBU rematch with Frenchman Dylan Charrat, who lost in the technical decision of the 10th round in September.
Flatley drops to 17-2-1 (4 KO).
– Boxing Sports
Kerman Lejaragga holds Jack Flatley’s horrifying nine-round knockout and holds the European £ 154 title
https://www.ringtv.com/631449-kerman-lejaragga-scores-scary-ninth-round-knockout-of-jack-flatley-retains-european-154-pound-title/ Kerman Lejaragga holds Jack Flatley’s horrifying nine-round knockout and holds the European £ 154 title