Smokin’ Joe in firefight as Derbyshire defeats Maphosa

Smokin’ Joe in firefight as Derbyshire defeats Maphosa

A fantastic first round saw the home fighter dropped and Derbyshire suffer a cut above above right eye. With it all to do, Maphosa looked to get back to his boxing as the contest wore on.

Derbyshire however had other ideas and pressured his skilful opponent for most of the fight. Maphosa fought gamely but was constantly on the backfoot and was deducted a point for excessive used of the head.