14
Dec
2018

Daniel Dubois taken the distance, Nicola Adams claims interim world title

Chandler Waller 06/10/2018

Frank Warren

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Daniel Dubois finally found someone to take him the distance in Kevin Johnson as ‘DDD’ retained his undefeated record.

The 21 year-old started fast but Johnson was happy to sit on the ropes taking the onslaught.

Johnson covered up well throughout the fight and clinched, irritating Dubois who was unable to do damage.

After ten, Dubois was a clear winner.

LIONESS

Double Olympic medalist Nicola Adams picked up the WBO interim Flyweight title with a ten round decision triumph.

The Lioness weaved out of Isabel Milan’s punches with good timing and found her own punch rhythm early on.

Getting better with each round Adams was counterpunching to her heart’s content. It was a wild fight at times but Adams overcame her opponent with class.

Sam Bowen had his defence tested against Horacio Alfredo Cabral in their encounter.

Bowen’s solid inside punching helped him gain an advantage but Cabral was quick to counter. The Bullet’s accuracy started to improve which slowed down Cabral.

A flurry of heavy hands in the fourth followed by a thudding left hook to the body stopped Cabral in his tracks for the count.

It didn’t take long for Mark Heffron to suss out Aryee Ayiytey. The punch output increased over the rounds and a series of right hands started to show grimace on the face of Ayiytey.

After falling to the canvas a tired Ayiytey had taken enough in round four.

Archie Sharp picked up his first title after delivering his promise on Lyon Woodstock.

After dropping Woodstock in the 1st round with a left hook, Sharp had control for the majority of the fight.

Both fighters drew big crowds which played a pivotal part in how the fight unfolded.

Woodstock upped the ante through the mid to late rounds and done enough the make the final two rounds a spectacular six minutes of action.

Sharp, who appeared the better boxer from the start won 96-93 and is the new WBO European 130lbs champion.

Raza Hamza blitzed through Johnson Tellez. Hamza threw a three-punch combination to drop Tellez in the first.

In the second, after an initial big low blow, Hamza dug a left hook to the body of Tellez which had him down and out.

At super-welterweight, CJ Challenger and Scott James found themselves fighting on the inside throwing short hooks and uppercuts.

Challenger threw the higher frequency, but James landed the occasional eye-catching shot. CJ started to move around James and used successive short left hooks followed by quick right hands. He then managed to assert his dominance in the fight.

James proved a tough test for CJ, even landing big shots right to the final round. At the final bell, the official called it 60-57 to Challenger.


EARLY ACTION

Joe Maphosa displayed sharp reflexes in his bout against Gyula Dodu. Quick counter right hands saw Maphosa gain the upper hand early on.

Both speed and agility sided with Maphosa took every round of four on the cards tonight.

Home hero Callum Blockley opened the show using a peppered jab and angles to overcome Danny Little. Over four rounds, Little withstood solid body shots until the final bell.

Blockey took an easy verdict 40-36.

Light-heavyweight Ryan Hatton was involved in a rough encounter with Przemyslaw Binienda. Blood on both sides, the fight showcased wild swings with intent to harm.

Hatton saw the better of each round and won 40-36.

(📸: Frank Warren)

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

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