Former Posh ace Leon is a knockout

Leon McKenzie celebrates beating Kelvin Young. Picture: Nick Potts.
Leon McKenzie celebrates beating Kelvin Young. Picture: Nick Potts.
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Former Posh striker Leon McKenzie is on the brink of big fights after racing to a quick win in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Saturday night.

The 37 year-old took just 43 seconds to wallop Kelvin Young in what was billed as a final eliminator for the English super-middleweight title at the Copper Box Arena.

The best win of McKenzie’s nine-fight professional career takes him a step closer a shot at the St Georges belt - currently worn by Leicester powerhouse Jahmaine Smyle - but he said afterwards: “There are various things I can go for.”

Against Young, McKenzie went straight on the attack.

He soon backed Young to the ropes and cracked him with a right that had the ex-Southern Area champion from Swindon dazed and looking to grab.

McKenzie smartly escaped his clutches and kept landing punches flush until he finally clubbed Young to his knees with a southpaw left.

Not badly hurt, Young nevertheless mistimed his rise and was counted out by referee Terry O’Connor.

On the same show, Tommy Martin, on Posh’s books as a teenage goalkeeper, was beaten in his challenge for the Commonwealth super-lightweight title.

The 21 year-old from St Neots was stopped in the 12th and last round of a good fight by John Wayne Hibbert. Hibbert was ahead on all three cards after 11 rounds.