Lyndon Arthur climbed back from a knockdown and finished Braian Suarez in the 10th with a devastating body shot, earning him the IBO world light heavyweight belt.
Right after Arthur’s against-the-odds win, Samuel Antwi seized the British super welterweight title by ruthlessly stopping Mason Cartwright, in what could be considered a Fight of the Year candidate.
Televised without charge on Channel 5 for UK and Irish viewers, and available worldwide on DAZN, the Wasserman event was a smorgasbord of tension, thrills, and two unforgettable championship bouts, certainly among the best Britain has seen this year.
In collaboration with Ladbrokes, Numan, and Infinitum Entertainment, this night is one for the record books, marked by the triumphs of the ‘King’ and ‘True Sensation’ in two unforgettable matchups.
Lyndon Arthur, who faced a knockdown in the 4th, stated: “I endured, kept my jab in play, and finally caught him with a solid shot to the body, sending him to the mat.
“I can absorb a punch; I’m not afraid to slug it out.
“Suarez was no walk in the park, boasting 17 KOs in 18 bouts, but I stood my ground and ended him with that body shot.”
Kalle Sauerland, the Global Boxing Chief at Wasserman, commented: “This is the kind of narrative that makes boxing on free-to-air platforms so valuable.
“Arthur’s bravery in rising from a knockdown against an incredibly strong boxer, then turning the tables, was spectacular.
“We’ve got a new world champ in Britain, a huge win for Manchester, and we’re already planning to roll out another blockbuster event with him.”
The freshly crowned British champ, Samuel Antwi, shared: “It’s a culmination of a decade-long journey filled with highs and lows, but the payoff was immense.
“I knew I had to dominate the last two rounds, so I upped the ante with my punches, resulting in a jaw-dropping KO.
“It’s crazy to have this belt around my waist. The sky’s the limit now.”
Niall Fielding 40-36 over John Spencer
Alex Murphy 40-36 against Joshua Ocampo
Ashley Marron 40-36 over Petar Aleksandrov
Ben Marksby ekes out a 57-55 win over Jordan Ellison
Codie Smith outpoints Eliecer Quezada 60-54
Lyndon Arthur defeats Braian Suarez by 10th-round KO (2:55)
Samuel Antwi stops Mason Cartwright in 12th round TKO (2:25)