Milhailov is no match for Legg


Milton Keynes heavyweight Matt Legg once again delivered the goods in a solid display at Wonderworld on Saturday, writes Adam Beechers.

The explosive fighter produced a punch perfect performance and more than entertained his hundreds of fans with 2nd round TKO win over Bulgarian Deyan Milhailov.

Legg, 38, looked in the best shape of his 12 year career as he took to the ring looking focused and ready for a tough nights work. His opponent Milhailov had never won in any of his outings in England and boasted only one win from his eight professional contests.

It was his first outing since his lionhearted defeat against former 3 weight World champion James Toney and Legg had not lost any confidence by starting the round strongly by outworking his heavier foe.

Legg showed terrific composure and discipline by not getting frustrated and rushing his shots which eventually would only enhance the venue’s party atmosphere, before putting him out of his misery with a well executed right hook to the side of the head that sent him to the canvas. Despite beating the count the lenient referee McCann waved off the contest at 1 minute 6 seconds of the 2nd round.

“I knew from the minute I got in there I could see he wasn’t up for the fight,” said a Legg who extended his record to 7-2.

“It was a frustrating first round but we were able to assess and we decided to work on the right hand rather than the jab so he rushed on to it and I was able to knock him out.”

“Moving forward I want to go to for some titles. Ultimately I want to go for the British title.”