One of Brantford’s up-and-coming boxers scored his second victory last week.
Karl Hess moved to 2-0 with a 45 second knockout of his opponent at Toronto’s Stockyards Boxing event on Friday.
Brantford Black Eye Boxing Club coaches Jack Armour, Jack Blasdale and Rob Rutherford trained Hess for the amateur event.
Hess, up against Matt Burden of Bluewater in the 140-pound division, did everything he was trained to do.
“He came out and boxed real well in the first couple seconds,” Armour said. “(Hess) landed a right hand followed by a hook to the body and we all heard the other guy gasp.”
A strong right uppercut to Blunden’s chin ended the fight.
“I really think this kid is going to do something,” Armour said. “With how talented he is, I could see him going on quite a winning streak.”
Friday’s fight was just Hess’ second amateur bout. He won a split decision at a card in Brantford on March 2.
“He was a little anxious in that Brantford fight,” Armour said. “Now we see what he can do when he goes in calm.”