Florian Marku demands 'give me Amir Khan' after stopping Chris Jenkin
Florian Marku retained the IBF International welterweight title and immediately turned his attention to some of the biggest names in the division after his stoppage win over Chris Jenkins
Florian Marku produced a stunning fourth-round stoppage of Chris Jenkins to retain the IBF international welterweight title and immediately demanded: "Give me Amir Khan!"
The Albanian, roared on by a large and vociferous support in Newcastle on the undercard of Savannah Marshall's world title defence against Femke Hermans, was pushed by former British champion Jenkins in the early rounds.
But a huge right hook from Marku to Jenkins' head in the fourth set up a devastating sequence of punches which resulted in referee Steve Gray waving off the contest and seeing the former mixed martial arts fighter move to a record of 11(7)-0-1.
"Please, don't mention these kinds of names because when I was on my way up, these people were avoiding me," Marku said over the prospect of facing Kongo next.
"Now I'm making a lot of noise, a lot of good wins, all the people start calling me out. Listen, I want the son of Nigel Benn [Conor Benn], Kell Brook, Amir Khan - give me these type of men and you will see how I fight with them.
"I'm still learning, don't forget I'm only three years in the boxing game and Chris won the British title and many people avoid. But listen, give me Amir Khan next - I'm going to break him."
Welshman Jenkins (28(8)-5-3) made a fine start to the contest, landing some early blows and keeping Marku on his toes with a nice variety of punches.