By Elliot Foster [@freelancefoz]
Ryan Farrag has opened up a number of doors, which could lead to massive fights, after his latest victory.
The Liverpool bantamweight dropped Stephane Jamoye twice on the way to claiming a stoppage win overseas.
Farrag ended the challenge of the hometown man inside nine rounds at the Hall Omnisport de La Préalle in Herstal, Liege, Belgium to walk away with the European title.
Jamoye, who is a former world title challenger and an ex-champion of the continent at the same weight, was shaken numerous times in the fight, before being stopped by the referee, Andre Pasquier, following the second knockdown.
The fight began at a ferocious pace, with both men looking to stamp their authority early on and not allow their opponent to get the upper hand or gain the initiative.
It continued in a similar fashion until round four, when repeated pressure from the away man meant that Jamoye was hurt.
Right hands were Farrag’s key shots throughout the fight, while the uppercut was thrown in to the mix to throw Jamoye off and to give the 27-year-old Scouser, who moves to 14-1 (3), the breathing space needed to work his shots and ultimately break down the man who was iced by Scott Quigg in a shot at the WBA super bantamweight title last September.
In defeat, Jamoye, 26, slips to 28-7 (16).
For Farrag now, the division is wide open and he could land some massively lucrative outings in future. And after recently teaming up with Daniel Kinahan and MGM Marbella, opportunities won’t be hard to come by.