15
Sep
2019

Jason Easton warms up for Mitch Buckland with points triumph

Chris Glover 19/09/2016

Stuart Ward

Paul Graham’s Prospect Boxing presented an evening of boxing from Whitburn’s Hillcroft Hotel last Friday evening as Jason Easton geared up for his Celtic title showdown with Mitch Buckland with an impressive 40-36 points victory of the tried and tested former Northern Irish Champion James Gorman.

Light Welterweight Easton looked classy throughout every round, delivering a calculated display of accurate textbook offence upon Northern Irish counterpart. The Edinburgh man showed classy movement throughout to compliment his wide variety of punches. Easton, who is known as a power puncher, was arguably unlucky not to gain the stoppage victory against the tough Belfast native as he cruised to a 40-36 point’s victory in front of a knowledgeable crowd.

After an excellent display against the valiant as always James Gorman; Jason Easton (7-0, 3KOs) now gets ready to square off against undefeated Mitch Buckland (11-0, 2KOs) on the undercard of Josh Taylor’s Commonwealth title challenge against Dave Ryan at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Arena on October 21.

Falkirk’s Derek Skinner unblemished start to his professional career continued as he picked up a 40-36 victory against Casey Blair as the Falkirk man moves to 3-0, 1KO.

Skinner produced some quality moments during the contest, landing some excellent combinations to the body which Northern Ireland’s Blair laughed up despite the quality of the work coming from Skinner. The contest proceeded to turn into a war at times as both men went searching for the knockout victory; with both loading up with heavy shots throughout.

After a thoroughly entertaining contest which saw action go back and forth, the referee in charge awarded the Falkirk Welterweight Derek Skinner a 40-36 victory in a contest that was worth the price of your ticket alone.

Prestwick’s Leon Roberts made his professional debut as he defeated Alec Bazza over four action packed rounds. Bazza was cut in round two by a sharp straight right hand Roberts; who was out to impress on his professional debut.

The latter part of the contest saw Roberts settle and use his movement and punch variety to nullify the wild attacks coming from Bazza. The pace of the contest was solid as both men traded punches with Prestwick’s Robert’s getting the better of the exchanges.

Super-featherweight Roberts picked up the 40-37 as he wins his professional and looks forward to an exciting career as a professional along with the backing of his loyal Ayrshire based supporters.

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