Swindon ace Jamie Cox smashed Ferenc Albert to make the first defence of his WBO European Super-Middleweight title and make it a hat-trick of first round knockouts.
Unbeaten Southpaw Cox destroyed Hungarian in the opening rounds, dropping him with an explosive right hook which he got up from at the count of eight from referee Mickey Vann, but was then flattened moments later with another blockbuster right hook, with Vann stopping the count after two.
It was the third first-round win in a row with power-house Cox flattening Alistair Warren in February, then Blas Miguel Martinez in July and now Albert, who couldn’t stand up to the 29-year-old’s firepower.
Afterwards Cox roared that he’s the number one 168 pound fighter in the country and that the public are the ones being fooled by the winner out of Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding, who meet for the Vacant British title in Liverpool tonight.
“That’s a hat-trick of first round knockouts, no one can doubt my power at this weight,” Said Cox.
“If that was with Smith or Fielding in there tonight they’d have been knocked out as well. The winner out of those two is not the best in the country and the public know it, I’ll have too much power for them, I’m the best and when I get my chance I’ll prove it,”
“After being out of the ring for a while I’ve returned this year with three first round knockouts, I mean serious business at super-middleweight and I’m going to win a world title, I’ll fight anyone at 168lb in the world right now, give me the opportunity and I’ll prove it, that’s a promise.”