Taylor v Martin / Burnett v Donaire – Results from Glasgow
Josh Taylor put on a dominant display to bamboozle Ryan Martin at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
The talented ‘Tartan Tornado’ was immaculate from the get-go and claimed every round of six until Martin was saved by referee Victor Loughlin.
Constant berating from trainer Abel Sanchez went unheard by Martin, who clearly didn’t have an answer for Taylor’s quality.
In the co-feature, fighting legend Nonito Donaire claimed the WBA bantamweight title with a somewhat sour victory over Ryan Burnett.
Burnett and Donaire was just warming up after three and a half rounds before the most unfortunate of incidents.
The Irishman suffered a back spasm after missing a punch and was forced to take a knee.
Clearly in discomfort, Burnett back into the corner and was teed off on by Donaire at will.
The end of the round came, but trainer Adam Booth sensed the danger of continuing.
In conjunction with referee Howard Foster, Burnett pulled out of the fight and received medical treatment in the ring.
Donaire moves on to a semi-final unification with Zolani Tete in early 2019.
‘Ferocious’ Darryll Williams amazingly lost out on the vacant British super-middleweight title formerly held by Rocky Fielding.
The Frank Warren fighter, who briefly retired recently, seemingly made the most of an injury suffered by Zach Parker.
A left shoulder problem clearly hampered Parker for the duration. Williams took the majority of rounds on the WBN card until a final three-round comeback.
Parker boxed brilliantly for the final few sessions, to somehow take the verdict away from Williams along with the Lord Lonsdale Belt
Judges carded a split decision 117-112 and 115-114 in favor of Parker, whilst a third had it 115-113 to a deserving Williams.
Former world champions Paul Butler and Viktor Postol made the most of their appearances on the bill. Firstly, ‘The Babyfaced Assassin’ was acting as the reserve for Ryan Burnett v Nonito Donaire and once again proved his class.
The experienced Yoan Boyeaux was dispatched soundly via a wide decision as Butler improved to 27-2.
Postol, who is eyeing a shot at the eventual 140 pound winner, dominated Siar Ozgul over ten for a 30th career triumph.
Super-featherweight Stephen Tiffney made it to ten victories against a solitary loss as a pro. The 30 year-old Scot out-pointed Arturo Lopez over the six round distance.
More results to follow…
12 – WBA bantamweight title
Ryan Burnett 19-0 v Nonito Donaire 38-5 (LIVE SCORECARD)
12 – super lightweight
Josh Taylor 13-0 v Ryan Martin 22-0 (LIVE SCORECARD)
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