Francesca Hennessy opened her professional career and the Boxxer promotion at York Hall, London, headlined by Caroline Dubois, who takes on Magali Rodriguez to contest the vacant IBO world female lightweight title.
Hennessy, competing in the bantamweight division, opened her career with an impressive showing against Sonia Klos (1-8), halting the Polish fighter after completing four rounds. Referee Jack McGann would call for the ringside doctor at the beginning of the fifth round of a scheduled six rounds, with the ringside doctor ultimately declaring Klos to be in no condition to continue following damage around the right eye of Klos.
Hennessy, the daughter of promoter Mick Hennessy, showed a high work rate and an excellent repertoire of combination punches throughout the contest.
Ultimately, it was an impressive debut from Hennessy, who started her career with a bang.
Super-middleweight Callum Simpson extended his unbeaten record to thirteen wins with a comprehensive ten-round victory over Jose De Jesus Macias (28-12-4).
The current central area super-middleweight champion Simpson would score an eighth-round knockdown in the final thirty seconds of the round courtesy of a short left hook.
Macias, a late replacement opponent, was a tough opponent for the Barnsley native Simpson, and would score opening round success against Simpson with a rangey left hook rocking Simpson inside the opening thirty seconds of the contest. The opening three rounds were competitive between the pair before Simpson wrestled the initiative and moment of the contest from round four. Simpson would cause a cut following an accumulation of left hooks to Macias.
The middle portion of the ten-round contest was dominated by Simpson, who was going through the motions and repertoire of shots while negating the lunging attacks of his Mexican opponent.
Following his knockdown in round eight, Simpson would implement cruise control for the final two rounds, which gave Macias incentive to take the lead and get off his work in a brave effort.
After completing the ten-round scheduled distance, Simpson would claim victory across all three judges' scorecards with identical scores of 100-89. 1-11
Igor Adiel Macedo (11-1) scored a punch stoppage victory in six rounds against Jeamie TKV (5-0) in a dominating fashion to upset the home fighter. The Brazilian, Macedo, dominated the contest with fast combinations and, allowing TKV to fall into range and pepper the previously undefeated fighter.
TKV, trained by Barry Smith, was sluggish from the opening bell, outworked, and on the back foot from the offset.
The sixth round saw Macedo land a crisp one-two combination with the right hand ripping the right eye of TKV open, forcing referee Lee Every to take the previously unbeaten fighter to the ringside doctor. Upon the ringside doctor's opinion, TKV was in no position to continue with the contest being waved off after 1:10 of the sixth round of a scheduled eight rounds.
In the chief support, Viddal Riley (9-0) claimed the vacant English cruiserweight title with a dominating victory from the first to last bell over Nathan Quarless (12-0). The contest scheduled for ten went the full English title distance of ten rounds.
Riley produced the performance of his career to date, negating the attempts of Quarless even to land his attempted punches. Throughout the contest, the Liverpudlian Quarless was more than happy to cover up and survive, which made it hard for Riley to land that decisive blow the London native was seeking.
The contest pattern was Riley on the front foot, forcing the pace while Quarless was ultimately covering up, clinching occasionally and happy to soak up what Riley was throwing. The overall frustration that team Quarless would have is that Nathan refused to let his hands go, making the contest an extremely one-sided affair.