Johnson finishes job early

Callum Johnson.
Callum Johnson.

Callum Johnson stretched his unbeaten professional record to 15 straight wins on Saturday night.

Boston’s light heavyweight defeated Hungarian Norbert Szekeres in the first round of their contest at Manchester’s Trafford Park.

With 18 wins, 49 defeats and three draws before the weekend’s bout, Szekeres may not have been the most imposing opponent Johnson has ever faced.

However, it means another tick in the W column for the 30-year-old, who is still being tipped by his coach Joe Gallagher to claim a title within the next 12 months.

Only four of Johnson’s bouts since he turned pro - following his Commonwealth Games gold at Delhi in 2010 - have gone the distance.

And this weekend he once again proved how devastating his blows can be when they land on their target.

Johnson dominated the bout from the first bell with Szekeres offering little resistance before the shots took their toll and he dropped to the canvas.