Pat McCormack pummelled Dimitri Trenel with a “vicious” performance to make it back-to-back first round stoppage wins.
One of boxing’s hottest prospects, McCormack took just 95 seconds to force the referee to step in and save his French rival from further punishment, at the Vertu Motors Arena.
The spiteful McCormack forced two knockdowns before the contest was waved off and the Olympic silver medallist moves to 2-0 as a professional – with both wins coming by TKO in the opening round.
“Pat was in vicious mood in Newcastle and his first-round demolition of Trenel was even more impressive than the first-round stoppage on his debut,” said Sam Jones, Probellum’s Head of Talent Relations.
“McCormack is ready, right now, for title fights and I will repeat what I said during the week – he beats Harry Scarff and Ekow Essuman. He is special and showed that tonight. That was a devastating performance.”
Lisa Whiteside marked her long-awaited comeback by flooring Jasmina Nad as part of a blood-stained battle in Newcastle.
And the 36-year-old, boxing for the first time in almost three years, says her comeback victory at the Vertu Motors Arena tonight has put the super bantamweight world champions on notice.
Whiteside defeated the experienced Nad 60-53 after six rounds on the Wasserman Boxing show, dropping the Serbian in the opening seconds of the contest.
The former Great Britain amateur survived a nasty cut above her right eye to secure the win – requiring six stitches afterwards – but Whiteside was in firm control and says she’s ready for the best in the division.