As expected, Sam Maxwell’s latest fight didn’t disappoint. Winning by seventh round stoppage, sponsored athlete Sam retains his WBO European super lightweight title and unbeaten record in his latest fight in Birmingham.
Utilising his advantages in power and strength Sam was composed throughout, landing an early left hook which set the tone and forced his opponent to rethink his strategy. It was a good blend of hard hitting, and the boxing abilities that Maxwell sometimes neglects, in a fight he was fully expected to win.
Rounds three, four and five proved exciting and was greeted with back and forth action with both fighters landing good, clean punches. Parker wanting to turn this bout into a toe to toe brawl, which very nearly materialised with Sam’s corner giving strong advice at the end of the fifth.
Parker was given some hope by landing a straight left hand in the seventh but this encouraged Maxwell to bring the fight to him which inevitably ended up being too much for the brave Parker to withstand. Looking tired and out of his depth, referee Howard Foster rightly jumped in to end matters with just fifteen seconds remaining in the round.