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Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

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FLASH BACK

A full week of fights was a bit of a treat and whilst Scottish football got a boost mid-week fight fans also got some special deliveries all of their own as boxing delivered throughout the week.

Kast weekend on Saturday the 7th of November in Florida the WBC lightweight title fight between Devin Haney and Yuriorkis Gamboa ended with a unanimous points win for Haney that was emphatic, if not impressive.

Also, on the bill, the heavyweight fighters for Matchroom won as Zhilei Zhang and Filip Hrgovic showedenough to be relevant but not enough to convince they would be matches at the elite level. Hrgovic stopped Rydell Booker in the fifth , whilst Zhang stopped Derrin Vargas in four.

Former world titlist, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz got a 45 second workout with a stoppage win against Alexander Flores to add to the fringe debate. It sent him up the WBC rankings but there is little chance, let’s be honest, of a shot at Tyson Fury’s title.

During the week, Boxxer returned and the favourite, Zak Chelli won it in a second round stoppage against Mike McGoldrick. Thissuper middleweight competition was yet another excellent addition to fighting in a pandemic and at the BT Studio on Tuesday the 10th of November, also gave a platform to Michael Lawal beating Ossie Jerver on points.

Then on Wednesday the 11th the November in South Kirkby, MTK were back with the WBC international super welterweight fight between Tursynbay Kulakhmet and McAuley McGowan, saw Kulakhmet in only his second fight win very convincingly.

Finally on Friday the 13th of November in the BT Studio, Frank Warren nipped in to deliver light heavyweight Tommy Fury stopping Genadij Krajevskij with a pretty decent shot, and the British middleweight title fight between Mark Heffron and Denzel Bentley which ended in the 4th when Heffron’s left eye closed up, on him. Up until then it was a pretty decent rematch.

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