BIOLA KUDUS has been backed to continue making his power tell after chalking up his latest stoppage.
The Leigh Park cruiserweight made it two wins out of two as he overcame hopelessly outgunned Latvian Aleksandrs Roldugins at the Mountbatten Centre on Saturday night.
Kudus has linked up with London trainer Barry Smith, who is overseeing his move into the paid ranks.
He feels the 29-year-old has the concussive tools to make an impact in the sport but there is much to work on.
Smith said: ‘He’s my Lennox Lewis! He’s got a right hand like thunder – when he hits them they go!
‘He enjoys working in London and is coming on well but Biola is still a work in progress.’
He’s got a right hand like thunder - when he hits them they go!Barry Smith
Kudus is enjoying being based in the capital, where he is picking up decent sparring.
He feels that work is being seen in his development.
Kudus said: ‘It was an early night and shows the work in the gym is paying off. The stable I’m in is a fantastic one.
‘This is why I put the hard work in. My support makes me put the hard miles in.’
Meanwhile, Michael McKinson is out to continue a busy start to life in the professional game after chalking up his fifth points win.
McKinson extended his 100-per-cent record after making his debut in October.
Journeyman Dan Carr made life difficult for the switch-hitter who landed at will early on.
McKinson coasted through parts of the contest.
But he also showed moments of class and brilliant footwork.
The 20-year-old admitted it was a delight to box in Portsmouth after campaigning in Northern Ireland to date.
McKinson said: ‘I’ve had my pro debut and had five contests in six months.
‘It has been really busy and I have been getting the rounds in.
‘I can’t thank the people supporting me enough and it’s brilliant to finally box in Portsmouth.
‘It’s hard as a pro boxer. So there’s a lot of people to thank from my sponsors to my team.
‘I want to get out towards the end of June and then come back ready for next season.’