Ryan Doyle shocks Reece Bellotti with fifth round TKO, Ted Cheeseman wins in four

Chandler Waller 06/06/2018

Lawrence Lustig

Reece Bellotti and Ryan Doyle took its time to warm-up as both worked behind the jab and attempted to land hooks in the last few seconds of round one. 

Bellotti took a couple of big shots in round two but was able to fight fire with fire taking his man to the ropes and wrenching the left hook into the body.

Both men went at it landing significant shots to end round two, and in round three continued to please the crowd. Bellotti was sharp throwing shots to the liver of Doyle with regularity but was susceptible to getting caught with good shots coming back by Doyle.

A cut under the right eye of Bellotti was visible in the fourth round as the fight went back and forth with the pair trading shots. Bellotti was caught flush on the chin by Doyle’s troublesome right hook but managed to survive the round.

Fighting on the inside became troublesome for Bellotti as Doyle backed him up before the underdog dealt a barrage of shots to send him flying to the canvas The fight was waved off before Bellotti could say, ‘I’m ready.’

There was huge support for both Ted Cheeseman and Pauly Upton who put their undefeated records on the line.

The fight was dangerous from the get-go with neither man getting a chance to breathe in the early exchanges. Upton started fast in first two rounds but Cheeseman was very durable and struck back with powerful left hooks.

Cheeseman took control in the third round with clever combinations on the ropes and took the centre of the ring. Getting a little carried away, Upton countered easily but started breathing heavily and found himself in the corner and on the ropes multiple times.

Crushing blows to the head and body of Upton followed from Cheeseman before a crunching uppercut floored him in the fourth. It wasn’t long before Cheeseman landed the rig, again and again, to drop Upton four times in total and referee Terry O’Connor had seen enough.

Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller