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Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

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FLASH BACK

Back in a time when we had no virus and were not on the set of some apocalyptic B movie about Christmas, there was action and it was good.

Last Saturday the 7th of March in Manchester wehad many talking points that included the action between Anthony Fowler and Jack Flatley’s replacement Theophilus Tetteh. Tetteh gave us an unfitting beginning with what seemed to be ill fitting footwear that ended at the end of the first round with nobody able to explain what they had seen or what had happened. Tetteh arrived to fight in trainers with no grip and couldn’t keep himself on the canvass to fight. Fowler was not able to show much apart from just showing up.

It was followed by heavyweight action between Hughie Fury and Pavel Sour where Fury gave what, for me, was a highly impressive and disciplined performance – winning in the 3rd round. Might be a fringe contender to be on the fringe yet but more improvements like this and it wont be long before he gest called out by somebody.

The WBO intercontinental title fight between super middleweight Zach Parker and Rohan Murdick lasted until the 11th round as the former British title holder certainly impressed.

Top of the bill was the super featherweight fight between Scott Quigg and Jono Carroll in what was to be Quigg’s final professional contest. The towel came in on the 11th as Quigg was taking punishment and had been doing so for some time. He was no longer in a competitive fight and his desire to hear the final bell was overtaking all other senses. Carroll was incredible and looks likely to get back deservedly into a world title fight that will be sensational if he can continue to show such guile and determination.

Over in Barrow-in Furness BIBA brought four fights including a PBC international title fight at super welterweight between Callum Pearson and Daniel Aduku which Pearson won on points, a PBC Silver action between Lee Kellett and Naku Azuma at middleweight where Kellet stopped his opponent in the first round and the PBC international fight at welterweight between Paul Peers and the late replacement for Craig Kennerdale, Milton Arauz that ended in the 4th, Peers stopping Arauz.

The Dunfermline cardthat was on the BOXREC site, with the return of super middleweight Tommy Philbin and featherweight Billy Stuart did not materialise.

To end the night in Brentwood the WBO European title fight between Danny Dignum and Alfredo Meli at middleweight ended with a Dignum win.

Last night, on Friday the 13th of March in Stoke-on-Trent middleweight Nathan Heaney beat Christian Schembri on points for the IBO continental title.

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