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A lot of time has elapsed since I had a look at what had happened over the last few weeks so let’s get a few things out there and into the limelight…
Firstly, MGM Scotland pout on a massive show in Bellahouston. I missed it but no reason why you should. It was live on Box Nation so a massive number of people got to tune in.
They saw the successful debut of Kalam Leather who got a points win against Fonz Alexander, whilst super lightweight Josh Leather stopped Gyory Mizsei to go 10 -0. Lightweight Declan Geraghty successfully got through on points against Johnson Tellaz.
There was a successful MGM debut for their new star – heavyweight Martin Bakole Ilunga who managed to stop Tomas Mrazek in the 4th round. Super featherweight Jordan McCrory also managed a win with his recorded against Qasim Hussein and impressed with it.
Lightweight Stephen Ormond knocked out Hungarian Zoltan Szabo to keep his name current and in the mix for future championship contests.
The rise of welterweight “Kid Carmel” – Lewis Benson continued as he went 7 – 0 and outclassed Lukasz Janik whilst the super lightweight battle between Falkirk native Steven Beattie and Edinburgh’s Lee Redpath was a 6 round war that ended honours even.
Super middleweight David Brophy had a highly impressive stoppage against Swindon’s Kelvin Young as Edinburgh’s John Thain beat Liverpool’s Nathan Brough to put his name firmly in as a British title challenger. Brough had maintained a very creditable challenge throughout and as a support act to the headliner this was precisely what matchmakers want to see – it was tough and handy. Thain had come down from middleweight for the fight and pronounced himself happy that he had now found his fighting weight at welter.
The top of the bill was cruiserweight Stephen Simmons who dominated Lars Buchholz. I thought it might go the distance, Simmons disagreed and produced and incredible performance that forced the German to call it a day from his stool.
This Thursday MGM Scotland are back and there are plenty more evenings of fantastic boxing lined up but right now, they have some glory in which to bask from that night in Bellahouston. Next is the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow and more of the same would be a true feast.