Milch ends year with stunning knockout win
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Milch ends year with stunning knockout win

Boxer makes it 12 wins from 12 with devastating performance at York Hall.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Milch leaves Katona on the campus with a devastating finish. Picture: Philip Sharkey
Milch leaves Katona on the campus with a devastating finish. Picture: Philip Sharkey

Tony Milch ended the year in blockbusting fashion with a fourth round KO as he made it 12 wins from 12 at York Hall on Saturday evening.

Up against Hungarian Ferenc Katona, the 35-year-old super-welterweight claimed he turned in his “strongest performance to date” as a quick-fire combination ending with a strong right hand sent Katona to the canvas.

Milch said: “I thought it was my strongest performance to date, if not best. I just wanted to show that I can punch and box – and think I did.

“It was really satisfying because I wanted to show I’ve got the power to get a knockout, people always said ‘Tony’s a good puncher, but where’s his punch’. To cap the year off, which has been a great one winning a title, with a win like that was brilliant.”

Ending a year which has seen him claim his first belt, he said: “It’s been a great year. Now I want to move up the rankings and push on to the next level. I won an entry-level title in the summer and am now looking to go on to a bigger platform and a bigger stage and hopefully box on some bigger shows.”

Hoping for his next fight to take place early next year, he said: “I’ll keep ticking over. I’m always fit, all year-round, am never far away from my fight weight, so I’ll relax a bit, but stay in good shape ahead of the next fight.

“I’ve proved myself at this level – 12 wins from 12 fights, I’ve proved that I want it, am really happy to still have the Star of David on my shorts and also want to continue promoting the Jewish community.”

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