Former champion Devon ‘Concrete’ Moncriffe extended Jamaica’s lead over Canada in this year’s Wray and Nephew Contender Welterweight Series after recording a 4th round TKO victory over debutant Tyler Wilson at the Chinese Benevolent Association headquarters on Wednesday night.
The first round appeared to be a close affair with Moncriffe getting a slight nod while he picked up the tempo to dominate the next two rounds. Sensing that Wilson was in serious trouble, Moncriffe moved in for the knockout and floored his opponent 39 seconds into the 4th round. Referee Ian Jardine then stopped the fight, giving Jamaica a 3-1 lead in the series.
Moncriffe who is now into the quarter finals, improved his ring record to 13, 8 and 1. He has now joined Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes , Nico Yeyo and Waseem El Sinawi in the last eight. Next Wednesday, Jamaica’s Michael ‘Wasp’ Gardner, the 2016 finalist, will battle Canada’s Jay Kelly.