Callum Johnson destroys Seanie Monaghan in three
Returning to the ring following his exciting loss to Artur Beterbiev last October, Callum Johnson (18-1, 13KO) got right back into contention for another possible world title opportunity as he took apart Seanie Monaghan (29-3, 17 KO) in three rounds.
Johnson was a bit methodical early in round one, but quickly found the range. As he began to fight more on the front-foot the as the round expired, Johnson started to go to work.
Towards the last minute of the first round, he found a home for his power shots to both the head and body.
The second round was a dominant one for Johnson. He battered a bloody and bruised Monaghan, landing punches at will. With 0:35 seconds to go in the round, Johnson hurt Monaghan with a counter left hook, putting him down on the seat of his pants with a follow-up right hand.
Monaghan went down again by way of a left hook with 0:10 seconds to go in the round, and at this point looked finished.
To the surprise of many, Monaghan was allowed to continue into round three. However, Johnson smelled blood and came out of the corner looking for the finish. A flurry of hard shots from Johnson left referee Charlie Fitch with no choice but to step in and stop the contest 0:23 seconds in, as Monaghan was helpless and unable to continue.
For the 37 year-old Irish fighter, it may be time for him to call it a career.
As for Johnson, he said after the fight he would love to fight the winner of the main event between Dmitry Bivol and Joe Smith Jr.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.