Sam Noakes retained his WBC International 135lbs Silver belt last April 15th in London against India’s Karthik Sathish Kumar. Queensberry of Frank Warren promoted the show at the CopperBox Arena. Sam is still yet to find an opponent who can go the distance with him. He scored his 11th KO in 11 fights. Being from Maidstone, Kent, and carrying incredible power, Noakes delivered a stoppage once again. Towards the end of the round one, he broke through the defence of his challenger with a brutal right hand. The fighter from India was understandably rocked and turned his back on Noakes as the referee stepped in for a standing count, before the bell rang. In round two, Noakes unleashed a barrage of punches that saw Kumar touch down and turn his back once again with the referee to wave the fight off .
Sam had retained his crown before against Calvin McCord last year on November 26th at the 02 Arena in London.