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Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

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FLASH BACK

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Last weekend the depth of the British boxing scene was once again on show as Glasgow played host to the agony and the expectation that comes with the World Boxing Super Series.

But before we get to all that on the same night, Saturday the 3rd of November, in York Hall the Commonwealth flyweight championship belt went to Jay Harris who stopped Ross Murray in the 3rd round.

The big event in the SSE Hydro, Glasgow saw an undercard with notable wins for super featherweight Stephen Tiffney against Arturo Lopez on points, super welterweight Michael McGurk also on points against Miguel Aguilar whilst super lightweight Darren Surtees stopped Troy James in the very first round; all good so far…

Bantamweight battler Paul Butler also got a win against Yoan Boyeaux on points whilst super lightweight Viktor Postol, won a 10 round points victory against Siar Ozgul; all good so far…

The British title fight between Zach Parker and Darryl Williams at super middleweight ended in a split decision which favoured Parker – great fight and it was very difficult to split them though I did think Williams nicked it; all good so far… ish…

The two quarter finals on the menu for the World Boxing Super Series gave us two different results.

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Nobody likes to see a boxer taken from a ring on a stretcher and the sight of Ryan Burnett leaving the ring after a back injury was as tragic as his opponent, Nonito Donaire was classy. Whilst not career threatening this was an injury that looked awful, felt awful and took away security financially for Burnett for the time being. Donaire was just class personified and we shall now adopt him as our own, I think… Dear Nichola, got a spare Scottish passport for a classy South American…

If there was genuine heartache for Burnett there was sheer joy for super lightweight Josh Taylor who took to the stage and dominated a bemused Ryan Martin for the WBC title. Martin was stopped in the 7th and you could make an argument that he stopped somewhere between the dressing room and the ring. He was so clearly out of his depth and like a rabbit in headlights. He had the skills, but he struggled with the occasion.

Overnight in Texas the super featherweight title battle between Miguel Berchelt and Miguel Roman for the WBC title saw Berchelt dominate and destroy Roman with a 9th round finish that was totally brutal in its execution.

Finally last night, Friday the 9th of November in Manchester, super lightweight Adam Hague faced Reynaldo Mura and not Michael Mooney and got a points win, the return of middleweight Brian Rose saw him also get a points win against Alistair Warren, whilst Savannah Marshall popped up with a  2nd round stoppage of Klaudia Vigh.

 

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