Alen Babic proposes to girlfriend in front of Laura Woods after Bennett stoppage

Croatian heavyweight boxer Alen Babic proposed to his girlfriend live on TV after defeating Mark Bennett at Matchroom Boxing HQ this past weekend.

Babic stopped a tough Bennett after five incredible rounds on the 'Fight Camp' card. 'The Savage' moved to 8-0 with the win, he is yet to see the judges' scorecards during that run.

Bennett weighed in for the fight 60 pounds heavier than his opponent Babic, but it failed to prove decisive for the Brit as the heavily favoured Babic threw 438 punches across the five rounds.

After the fight Babic spoke to reporter Laura Woods during a post-fight interview for DAZN.

"Just look at the screen, there's going to be a picture for you. Just look at that," Babic said to his girlfriend.

The screen read: "Lady savage… will you marry the savage?"

Babic, who has become a fan favourite in boxing thanks to his exciting fight style and likeable personality, proceeded to get on one knee and pull out a ring, with his partner thankfully saying yes.

In the headlining act of the 'Fight Camp' card, Kid Galahad defeated Jazza Dickens by 11th round corner stoppage to capture the vacant IBF featherweight title.

Galahad had missed out on the same title when he suffered the first defeat of his professional career in 2019, losing out on a close split decision to Josh Warrington.

Talking after his recent win, Galahad said: "It's unbelievable. After 19 years' hard work, I've finally got the title round my waist. It's been a long time.

Galahad and Dickens first met when they fought for the British title in 2013, with Galahad winning by tenth round stoppage.

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"I didn't want to leave it to the referees or judges. Now I want to win a couple more titles and unify the division," Galahad continued.

Hopeful to avenge the only loss of his career, he also had a message for Warrington stating: "If I fight Warrington, he's not going 12 rounds."

WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte, who is the manager of Babic, thinks that the fight between Galahad and Dickens should have been stopped sooner.

He told the BBC: "Dickens is a brave man but I think they made him take too much punishment.

"His nose went, his eyes went, but his corner should have protected him better tonight."

Also on the card, British heavyweight Fabio Wardley extended his undefeated record to 12-0 with a first round knockout over Josh Webb.

Ebaine Bridges took on the veteran Ben Connolly in her first fight back after a 10-round war with Shannon Courtenay. 'The Blonde Bomber' showed her power in the fight as she finished Connolly in the third round.

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