By Dan Walsh
Niall Kennedy is still a world sporting hero in his native Gorey and is credited with doing his country proud despite a bruising end to his fight against Croatian Alen Babic tonight.
Kennedy was no match for his opponent and was on the floor twice before the referee called a halt to the gruelling contest in the third round.
Report on the fight by Richard Damerell of SKY SPORTS.
By Richard Damerell – SKY SPORTS
Last Updated: 04/10/20 9:47pm
Alen Babic blasted out Niall Kennedy in the third round as ‘The Savage’ continued his destructive progress as a heavyweight contender.
The Croatian was extended into the third round for the first time, but swiftly finished off Kennedy with an explosive assault to bring up his fifth straight knockout win.
Charging out from his corner, Babic unloaded a barrage of early hooks, and Kennedy had to withstand clubbing shots in the opening round.
Kennedy wilted to the canvas in the second, with the referee ruling out a knockdown, but Babic continued to hammer away with brutal punches from both hands.
A short, savage hook sent Kennedy toppling to the floor in the third and Babic ruthlessly followed up with more sustained shots to force the referee’s intervention.