19
Dec
2018

Martin Murray survives Roberto Garcia’s rough tactics and low blows to win WBC Silver belt

Garcia v Murray 23/06/2018

In a highly forgettable fight, Martin Murray picked up the WBC Silver middleweight title against Texan-Mexican Roberto Garcia. 

Facing Garcia instead of Billy Joe Saunders, Murray was the far more skilled operator and racked up at least nine of the twelve rounds.

Two of those rounds were carded as 10-8 as Garcia was penalized a couple of times from a hatful of low blows on Murray.

It was Murray who took the spoils though, as the officials at ringside scored 118-108, 118-109 and 116-111 in his favor.

On the undercard, Anthony Yarde became the first man to stop tough Pole Dariusz Sek to secure a 16th pro triumph.

Yarde dropped Sek in the opening session before softening him up and forcing the referee to step in during the seventh.

After the fight, promoter Frank Warren said he’d be looking to European or even world title level for Yarde in the near future.

Hard-hitting heavyweight Daniel Dubois continued his progression by picking up the English title belt in a routine win over Tom Little.

Going past four rounds for the first time in his career, Dubois softened up Little in the opening rounds before stepping up his work and taking out his opponent.

Dubois, only known as ‘DDD’, is now 8-0 and still frightening at the tender age of 20.

Talented super-lightweight Ohara Davies took the WBC International strap away from Paul Kamanga with a shuddering second round knockout.

Davies connected with a sweet right hand over the top and Kamanga did a silly dance before the referee stepped in to pull him out.

The win represents a third in a row for Davies since suffering his solitary loss to Josh Taylor in July of last year.

Super-featherweight Archie Sharp coasted against Lester Cantillano when scoring a decisive points win to push to 14-0.

In the opener, English super-middleweight champion Darryl Williams scored SIX knockdowns on his return from a hasty retirement to stop Raimond Sniedze in the second round.

Williams looked in impressive form having recently called out Chris Eubank Jr. for a domestic showdown this year.

The experienced Johnny Garton took just three rounds to dispatch of Nelson Altamirano as ‘The Pexican’ continued his push for welterweight honors. Garton is now 22-1-1 as a pro.

Sam Gilley secured a four-round points win over namesake Omidi to push his undefeated record to 5-0, whilst Razza Hamza took every round of six from Sergio Gonzalez to record his tenth victory without loss.

Harvey Horn was able to manoeuvre his latest opponent in Gyula Dodu. ‘HHH’ carded a shutout to make it 3-0 in the paid ranks, whilst James Branch is off and running with his ring stint with a four-round points win on his debut.

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