After three postponements, WBC International Lightheavy weight champion William “Willy” Hutchinson eventually made a successful voluntary title defence last March 22nd at the York Hall in London to stop in two rounds Germany’s Martin Houben. Willy retained his title with the win and improved to 17-1, 13 – Both fighters had no problems to make the limit at the official weigh-in the day before. The challenger had scaled 173.5lbs, the champion 174.5lbs


William Hutchinson [Scotland] had defeated defending champion Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (Argentina) to become the new Wbc International 175lbs champion on May 12 last year in London at the York Hall.

24-year-old Hutchinson claimed the best win of his career to date by stopping the defending champion from Buenos Aires in the fourth of their scheduled 10-round championship bout. The new champion, who had moved up to light-heavyweight after losing to Lennox Clarke for the British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles in 2021, dropped Maderna in the second and fourth before he landed the finishing blow after 1:15 of the fourth. The Argentine boxer was then prudentially taken to hospital after the KO for a control and then released after a few hours with a clinical status under control according to the doctors report.

William is scheduled to defend his crown next September 15th at the York Hall against TBA. More to come.