Moore continues capital knockout run

Floyd Moore in action
Floyd Moore in action
Dave Birmingham. Picture: Neil Marshall

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Floyd Moore delivered the goods in quick time to get his exciting career back on track.

The fighter known as Pac Man headed to the Camden Centre on Saturday aiming to prove a point after a heart-breaking title defeat in front of his Fareham fans in February.

And the all-action lightweight blasted out Asen Vasilev in just two minutes with a sledgehammer right hand.

It was Moore’s fifth win inside-the-distance and extended his 100-per-cent knockout record in the capital.

He’s boxed in London four times as a professional – and won every time by stoppage.

Moore should be back in the ring next month and the 22 year-old admits there’s work to be done before then.

He took chances to land his bombs and took a few too many punches for comfort before detonating the shot that ended the fight.

‘I was a bit reckless,’ admitted Moore.

‘I felt I’ve been hitting harder than ever on the pads and tried too hard to land the big shot.

‘My defences were all over the place and I got caught too much.

‘I have to put that right.’

But there was nothing wrong with the punch that ended the fight.

Moore picked up the knockout-of-the-night trophy from promoter Mickey Helliet.

Vasilev was felled spectacularly by a right-hand blast to the jaw and although the Bulgarian beat the count, his legs were rubbery and the referee waved the fight off.

Moore rated the knockout blow as one of his best punches.

His impressive win keeps him on track for a rematch battle with Yordan Vasilev.

He forced a dramatic victory over the local ticket-seller to claim the vacant International Masters belt at Fareham Leisure Centre.

Moore said: ‘That’s the fight I want, but I’m just taking it one step at a time.’