Louis ‘Cute’ Adolphe makes it two wins from two despite only hitting third gear

Wimbledon welterweight Louis Adolphe made it two wins from two with a second-round stoppage win at York Hall last Saturday.

The 22-year-old returned to the stage of his debut back in July, where he scored a unanimous decision win over Arvydas Trizno.

In his second outing, ‘Cute’ Adolphe dominated Newark’s Fonz Alexander, and 26 seconds into the second round, a cut above his opponent’s left eye was deemed bad enough for the referee to stop the fight, with Adolphe certain he was about to end it himself.

“I only dropped into third gear just then,” he said.

“It was only a matter of time before I hit fifth and he would have had major problems on his hands.”

Adolphe immediately took the centre of the ring, where he showcased the skills that won him the senior ABA championship at light-welterweight in 2012.

Using his far superior footwork and faster hands, Adolphe used his jab to poke holes Alexander’s guard from which he was then able to unleash flurries of lefts and rights from a range of angles.

There may as well have not been a break between the rounds, as ‘Cute’ Louis immediately looked to blast Alexander out of the contest, landing a left-hook to the top of Alexander’s head which had him reeling.

The end came 26 seconds into the second round after the ringside doctor deemed a cut over Alexander’s left eye too bad for the Newark man to continue.

Adolphe heaped praise on his trainee Jim McDonnell, who also trains Olympic gold medallist James DeGale.

“What I love about Jim is there’s no stones left unturned,” he said.

“When I get into that ring I’m 100% confident that I put all the work in in the gym so I’ve got nothing to worry about.

“The only person that can beat me is me. And that’s the only person that ever will beat me.”

Adolphe is now targeting a spot on the November 29 bill at London’s ExCel Arena, on a night which will also see fellow south-west London welterweight Bradley Skeete challenge for Frankie Gavin’s British title.

Picture courtesy of Kristin Wall, with thanks

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