25
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2019

Tommy Fury, Billy Joe Saunders score dominant victories in Manchester

World Boxing News 22/12/2018

Tyson’s brother Tommy Fury made a successful pro debut with a dominant performance over Jevgenijs Andreevs.

Fury (Pictured below by BT Sport) took every round of four on the cards but wasn’t able to put trainer Ricky Hatton’s orders to stop the stubborn Latvian into practice.

None-the-less, the 19 year-old did well for his first outing and will want to stay busy in order to keep improving after just 12 amateur fights.

In his first appearance of the year, former world champion Billy Joe Saunders managed to stop Charles Adamu in four.

A late addition to the bill, Saunders saw Adamu drafted in even later at the eleventh hour. The Hatfield had no trouble stopping Adamu on his stool after out-classing the veteran.

Light-heavyweight Lydon Arthur remains undefeated after halting the challenge of Emmanuel Feuzeu in the fourth round. Whilst Troy Williamson out-pointed former world champion Rafal Jackiewicz 40-37 over the four round distance.

Harvey Horn opened the show, improving to 4-0 with a tight points win over Adam Hitchinson. The flyweight did just enough to take the verdict 58-57 on the referee’s scorecard.

Over in London at The O2, the early stages saw wins for two undefeated prospects.

Linus Udofia and Pavol Garaj had a quiet crowd to attempt to impress at The O2. Udofia, working behind his jab, threw classy uppercuts followed by hooks to the head and body. These tactics saw him pressure Garaj and gain an advantage.

Garaj secured the centre of the ring for most of the fight to stand firm. At times, he fired back as the opportunity arose.

Udofia wore his man down over the rounds and looked ready to stop him going into the final session of six.

Closing the fight in style, each man gave it their best. The couldn’t stop leaving it in the hands of the referee’s scorecard.

In the end, Udofia won 60-54 and improved his record to 12-0 (6 KOs).


Also on the bill, Fabio Wardley won via KO against Phil Williams in the card opener.

Throwing bundles of power punches at the stationary Phil Williams in the 1st, Wardley slowed his pace in the 2nd but drawing blood from the nose.

Damage caused to Williams proved this one-sided sided fight.

Ending the fight in the third, Wardley knocked William’s through the ropes.

London reports by Chandler Waller. 

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