David Avanesyan took benefit of a major alternative on Saturday at The SSE Arena in London.
The U.Okay.-based Russian’s battle in opposition to Liam Taylor was elevated to primary occasion standing on the Sky Sports card when Anatoli Muratov needed to pull out of his battle in opposition to Chris Eubank Jr. due to unspecified points along with his medicals.
And Avaneysan shined, taking out Taylor within the second spherical of their scheduled 12-round welterweight bout.
Avanesyan (28-3-1, 16 KOs) pressured Taylor (23-2-1, 11 KOs) to take a knee with a tough proper hand within the opening spherical. And, within the second, a brutal three-punch mixture from Avanesyan with Taylor’s again in opposition to the ropes prompted referee Mark Lyson to cease the battle.
The official time of the stoppage was 2:18 of Round 2.
Avanesyan, ranked by two of the 4 main sanctioning our bodies, has now gained 5 consecutive fights since he was stopped in six rounds by Egidijus Kavaliauskas in 2018.
Promoters have been unable to discover a substitute from Muratov on the final minute.