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Lenny Daws, Nathanael Wilson bouts pulled from Pink Tyson show

Phil Jay 25/11/2017

Former European title challenger Lenny Daws and Chris Eubank’s son Nathanael Wilson both didn’t make it to the ring for Friday night’s show in Tolworth, London.

Opponent problems for pair meant the contests were pulled from the card, which was televised live on YouTube for £1.49 / $1.99 from the Recreation Centre.

Daws’ trainer Ian Burbedge confirmed the news to WBN and aims for the 38 year-old to be back in action after the New Year.

“It’s sad that he didn’t box, but we had some difficulties with opponents so we had to pull off of the show. We’re looking to get out early in 2018,” Burbedge told World Boxing News.

Alec Wilkey, who looks after Wilson, stated: “Nathanael’s opponent pulled out at the last minute.”

On the Friday night headliner, ‘Pink Tyson’ aka Kallia Kourouni made her debut under the Hennessy Sports banner with a close points win over Bojana Libiszewska.

Tyson has caused quite a stir in the build-up and did just enough to begin her new spell gaining UK exposure with a ten round points victory.

Also on the undercard, John Joe Nevin moved to 9-0 with a six-round decision over Lee Connelly.

Connelly out-weighed Nevin considerably on the night, but that didn’t halt the former amateur star from taking every round.

Elsewhere, WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin scored the 49th victory of his undefeated career to edge closer to Floyd Mayweather’s magical 50-0 mark.

The 32 year-old, who has plenty of time on his side, saw off the challenge of unheralded contender Tatsuya Fukuhara in what was a hard-fought unanimous victory.

Wanheng has now made eight successful defenses and kept up a run of 24 bouts without a win for Japanese challengers on Thai soil.

At 49-0 with 17 stoppages, Wanheng can equal Mayweather’s record in his next bout and join the pound for pound legend, who reached his half century with an August triumph over Conor McGregor.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay

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