South Ockendon’s George O’Leary retained his English super middleweight title in style at Grays Civic Hall.

Up against Southend’s Lucifer Colossus, O’Leary soaked up a lot of early pressure before coming back with some well-placed body shots which sent him to the canvas.

Colossus got back up, with the bell coming as O’Leary rained down shots. It was all over in the second round, with Colossus again knocked down before a fake jab and overhand right ensured the knockout.

And O’Leary, who had already won the light heavyweight EBA and super middleweight titles, is now looking to drop down another weight division to challenge for the EBA British middleweight title in November.

O’Leary thanked his supporters, Venue Boxing Gym and sponsors Grayers Graphics, Sana Electrical Ltd, JM Sealants Ltd, Warton Freight Ltd.

Tilbury fighter Matt McCarthy is fighting at Bethnal Green on Saturday against Tony Milch for the vacant southern area super welterweight title over 10 rounds.

And he is feeling in fine shape ahead of the clash.

“I have been in camp for 12 weeks,” he said. “Milch is unbeaten and I’m fighting in the away corner so I’m up against it but does not faze me in the slightest. This has always been a dream belt for me and I have wanted it since I first started boxing and now I’ve got my chance.”

McCarthy thanked his sponsors Wyatt Contractors Ltd, Welding and Fabrication, Thomson Engineering and Environmental Specialist.