It's very easy to get excited about Fury, especially given his physical appearance, charisma, family (he's the cousin of Tyson Fury) and skills, though we need to see him step up before we can be too sure about what he actually has. It's great that he's now scored 5 wins this year, but many of his opponents have been incredibly limited and this was the case again here as Fury did as he wished.
Fury wasn't the only unbeaten prospect to score and early win as Canadian Didier Bence (9-0, 3) got rid of the previously unbeaten Eric Barrak (7-1, 6) in eye catching fashion in round 5 of their 6 round bout in Quebec. Bence lacks the upside of Fury but will be interesting to follow over the coming years.
Arguably the most impressive result of the night actually occurred in one of the worst fights of the as the unbeaten Gerald Washington (8-0, 5) claimed a clear 8 round decision over stalwart Sherman Williams (35-13-2-1, 19). Although Washington did drop Williams (apparently the first knockdown of Williams' long career) he was very conservative and was loudly booed by the crowd due to his safety first style.
The success for unbeaten fighters continued as the rather humorously nick-named American Jerry "The Slug" Forrest (7-0, 6) stopped Darrick Allen (2-12, 2) in a lighting quick 36 seconds. It's fair to say that this Slug was in a hurry, though that has been his way entire career. From Forrest's 7 bouts so far (all squashed in to around 10 months) he has had just 12 rounds of action and only one of his bouts has gone beyond the second round.
You may have thought that a 36 second victory would be the quickest of the night but amazingly Mexican Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr (19-0, 13) managed to take out Carl Davis (16-6, 12) even quicker! Davis was dropped twice in just 35 seconds as the referee was forced to call an extremely early end to the bout.
Ruiz is now expected to go on and face Joe Hanks in Macau later this year.
In Brazil the unbeaten Irineu Beato Costa Junior (14-0, 13) claimed the WBO Latino title by stopping Argentinian veteran Hector Alfredo Avila (21-14-1, 13) inside a round. This was an incredibly impressive result given that it took British Heavyweight Dereck Chisora 9 rounds to defeat Avila.
Around the world there was mixed fortunes for debutants. In the Czech Republic Vojtech Koncitnik (1-0) clearly out pointed David Liska (0-4). The decision, very wide on all 3 cards, was the first bout of Liska's to go the distance after being blasted out in the opening round of his 3 previous contests. Things were as successful for Michal Mamula (0-0-1) however as he could only manage a draw Radovan Kuca (0-7-1).
Arguably the most forgettable debut was actually in France however as Ibrahim Traore (0-1) was out pointed by Hungarian visitor Gyorgy Novak (1-1).
The stand out match, at least on paper, saw Fres Oquenco (36-7, 23) successfully defend his WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight title and claim the NABA belt as he over-came Derric Rossy (28-7, 14) in a competitive decision.
Aged 40 it's very unlikely that Oquendo will get another chance at a world title, though there has certainly been worse challengers in recent years (Hasim Rahman getting a chance in 2012 is a notable one).
In a moderately surprising outcome Roberto White (5-6, 5) suffered his first decision loss as John Turlington (6-11-1-1, 4) claimed a 4 round victory. This was the first time White had been the distance in his 11 fight career though it was also his 4th straight loss.