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Kings of Anglia Issue 10 Magazine Offer

Fourth round win for Spartacus

PUBLISHED: 08:04 10 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:29 03 March 2010

HIGHLY-rated Bramford light heavyweight prospect, Steve Spartacus, recorded his fifth straight win since joining the professional ranks with a fourth round stoppage win over Hull journeyman Rob Stevenson at Bethnal Green's York Hall, in the heart of London's east end on Friday.

HIGHLY-rated Bramford light heavyweight prospect, Steve Spartacus, recorded his fifth straight win since joining the professional ranks with a fourth round stoppage win over Hull journeyman Rob Stevenson at Bethnal Green's York Hall, in the heart of London's east end on Friday.

Twenty-three year old Spartacus (pictured left), whose real surname is Smith, made his now customary ring entrance in the garb of the slave leader and gladiator from whom he took his name, bringing a wry smile to the face of his opponent.

Stevenson's smile however soon began to fade when Spartacus thudded home an early left to the body giving the Hull man a taste of things to come. Although the remainder of the opener was a little cagey, it was Spartacus who was the more aggressive, keeping his opponent constantly on the back foot.

He stepped up the pace in the second and sent the Hull man to the canvas, needing a standing eight count with a solid right to the chin, but to his credit, Stevenson staged a late rally to end the round.

Spartacus had the scent of victory in his nostrils from the start of the third and two solid lefts to the body had Stevenson facing a second eight count and when another stinging body shot dropped in again early in the fourth, referee Billy Aird decided he had seen enough and called a halt to proceedings with only 26 seconds of the round gone.

Speaking after the fight Spartacus said that although his opponent boxed intelligently, he knew he had the beating of him from early in the fight and added that he was pleased to extend his winning run especially in front of the BBC Grandstand cameras.

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