VIDEO: Bushey boxer Miles Shinkwin wins first professional title with second-round stoppage

Watford Observer: Miles Shinkwin with his trainer Jason Rowland. Picture: Ken Mears Miles Shinkwin with his trainer Jason Rowland. Picture: Ken Mears

Miles Shinkwin may not have secured the rounds he wanted on Saturday, as he prepares for his Southern Area title shot, but the Bushey boxer did win his first professional belt.

Shinkwin is set to challenge for the Southern Area light-heavyweight crown before the end of May after purse bids were called by the British Boxing Board of Control in February.

But the 25-year-old needed to remain active so it was decided he would fight for the International Masters belt at York Hall on Saturday.

Shinkwin went into the contest having only fought four rounds since July after consecutive stoppages in October and November.

And the former Queens School pupil made light work of Josef Krivka (4-5) to win the International Masters by stopping the Czech boxer in the second round.

Shinkwin worked well behind the jab early on before a few left hooks to the body floored Krivka after just 90 seconds. A right hand to the body had the 36-year-old down again soon after.

Shinkwin, who won national schoolboy and Junior ABA titles, knocked his opponent to the ground 30 seconds into the second round with a body-shot before he was down again half a minute later.

It was another powerful left hook but this time the fight was stopped by referee Kieran McCann despite Krivka returning to his feet immediately. The referee deemed enough was enough.

You can watch Shinkwin's fight below, which is via Boxing Evolution TV's YouTube channel.

Shinkwin remains unbeaten having won all seven of his fights since turning professional in 2012.

The first four victories were on points before Krivka became his third consecutive stoppage.

Shinkwin is sponsored by The Shire golf course, Holywell Grab and Skip Hire, RCD printers, Boxfit and SRD Recruitment.

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