Sunny Edwards defended his IBF flyweight title, Regis Prograis secured a shot at the WBC crown and Peter McGrail dazzled in Dubai on the compelling second night at Probellum Evolution.
After Estelle Mossely made Middle East history, Bakhodir Jalolov bolstered his heavyweight credentials and Shabaz Masoud issued a statement of intent the evening before, Edwards and the rest of the stacked card followed up by putting on a showcase of skills, guts and boxing brilliance at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
Probellum’s ringside photographers captured iconic images of the landmark back-to-back world championship cards and here are a selection of the best pictures from a memorable event on Saturday night.
Edwards successfully defended his flyweight title against Muhammad Waseem and immediately turned his attentions to a unification clash with Mexico’s Julio Cesar Martinez.
Prograis locked in a shot at the WBC super-lightweight crown after a blood-soaked battle with Tyrone McKenna ended in the sixth round with the Irishman pulled out because of a cut.
McGrail was in sensational form against Romania’s Alexandru Ionita, bamboozling his opponent and forcing him to quit on his stool at the end of the second round.
Olympic bronze medallist Hovhannes Bachkov produced a menacing performance to stop Cristian Coria after eight rounds and make the rest of the 140lbs division sit up and take notice.