Cyrus Pattinson stopped former British and Commonwealth champion Chris Jenkins in the ninth round at Newcastle Arena to win the WBA International welterweight title in only his sixth professional contest.
The 28-year-old, who had never made it past the sixth round before, emerged triumphant from an action-packed contest, dominating from the seventh onwards.
The experienced Jenkins, who was British and Commonwealth champion from 2019-21, fought hard throughout, but a ninth-round attack from Pattinson finally saw his corner throw in the towel.
Pattinson, who has won all six of his fights since turning pro, said: “It really is a dream. I’ve imagined it thousands and thousands of times, coming here and hearing everyone scream.”
“I knew it was a big task, especially when the opponent was selected and it was Chris Jenkins. Thanks to Chris, he is a true champion.”
“It was back and forth and I couldn’t let up, I had to persevere. The turnaround I think could have been the sixth or seventh, that’s when I put my foot on the gas a little bit and I didn’t.” I think I stopped.
“I didn’t feel the pressure at all. I enjoyed the fight even though it was tough and we went on to the next one.”
On the same poster, Olympic silver medalist Pat McCormack he earned his fourth professional victory when he knocked out Italian Dario Socci in his eighth and final round.
solomon dacres won the English heavyweight title when he defeated Robert Ismay in two rounds, while quality local prospects mark dickinson and calum french both earned eight-round points victories over Ben Ridings and Jordan Ellison, respectively.