Results round-up: Buckland wins but injured Samuels and Pryce beaten

Results round-up: Buckland wins but injured Samuels and Pryce beaten

Cardiff’s southpaw Mitch Buckland (9-0, 2KO) claimed the second stoppage victory of his career on Saturday.

The light-welterweight met a fellow unbeaten hopeful, Ally Black (5-1, 2KO), and ended the Scottish boxer’s five fight winning streak.

Referee Marcus McDonnell called an end to the contest in the fourth round, of a scheduled six, at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy. In the third round, Buckland landed a flush left uppercut that caused Black’s nose to bleed heavily.

From then on, Buckland applied the pressure and forced the referee to end proceedings. 22-year-old Buckland, who won the Celtic lightweight title in 2012, remains unbeaten and will now look to compete for other domestic titles.

The St Joseph’s Boxing Club member is part of Tony Borg’s thriving stable, which includes IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby.

However, there were no other Welsh wins at the venue as Newport’s Jerome ‘The Comeback Kid’ Samuels (5-7, 1KO) and Darren ‘The Punisher’ Pryce (0-9-2) both suffered defeats.

In his first fight since signing a managerial extension with Greg Steene, Samuels was beaten by Portsmouth’s prospect Michael McKinson (6-0, 1KO). The son of a former IBO world title challenger, Paul Samuels, tore his bicep in the second round and was withdrawn by his corner at the end of the third round. He will start physio treatment for the injury on Thursday.

Samuels was appearing for the first time since losing his Welsh Area light-middleweight title against Barrie Jones in March, courtesy of a third round stoppage. In a bid to turn around his fortunes, Samuels dropped down to welterweight and re-linked with Richie Garner, the trainer who had previously guided the 21-year-old to a five fight winning run before they split earlier this year.

Pryce, also trained by Garner, was competitive in his four rounder against Guildford’s bantamweight Thomas Kindon (5-0, 2KO) but he was stopped in the final stretch of the fight.

The 29-year-old, brother of former a Commonwealth light-middleweight champion Bradley Pryce, dislocated his shoulder in the fourth round and couldn’t continue, prompting referee Kieran McCann to intervene.

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