13
Dec
2018

Jack Catterall decisions Ohara Davies in cautious affair

Chandler Waller 07/10/2018

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Jack Catterall versus Ohara Davies was a tactical fight between two men who approached with caution.

The pair started to take occasional risks as the fight progressed but it was Catterrall who saw more success in landing.

A straight left which staggered Davies in round six, although the Londoner had a quick-fire response of his own, most notably in round nine.

Davies’ efforts weren’t enough though and it was Catterall who rightly won by unanimous decision 115-113 twice and 118-110.

MAIN TV CARD

Heavyweight 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.

SHARP

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.


BOWEN

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.

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

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