Good Friday motion got here from York Corridor, Bethnal Inexperienced, and within the MTK World promoted predominant occasion, Gavin Gwynne added the vacant British light-weight title to his Commonwealth crown with a factors win over Luke Willis.
Gwynne received the Commonwealth belt in February 2021 with a seventh round stoppage of Sean McComb, and defended in November with a large factors win over Jack O’Keeffe, while unbeaten Willis was stepping as much as championship degree for the primary time, having gone ten rounds for the primary time in his most up-to-date combat, a majority determination win towards Rylan Charlton in October final 12 months.
It was a reasonably even opening, with the Welshman stalking Willis, however the Liverpudlian landed with some strong combos.
It was shut quarters stuff for the primary 4 rounds, with each taking turns to dish out meaty punches from tight angles, and the fifth noticed each concentrating on the physique.
The champion was going by the gears impressively, and loved sturdy sixth and seventh rounds, however Willis (11-1, 1 KO) was nonetheless aggressive, and the rounds adopted an analogous sample of each males placing strain on the opposite.
Gwynne (15-2, 3 KOs), who had unsuccessfully challenged for the Lonsdale belt on two earlier events, continued to stroll down Willis, however he stood agency, firing again at common intervals, and the competition seemed prefer it was within the steadiness going into the ultimate spherical.
It was the workrate of Gwynne or the motion and punch-picking of Willis that was going to determine the competition, and after a good final session, the combat went to the playing cards, the place it seemed as if Gwynne had finished simply sufficient to get his hand raised.
Scores of 118-110, 117-113 and 116-112 in Gwynne’s favour gave him the nod.
Gilley retains English title
Chief help got here within the type of an English tremendous welterweight title conflict, and Sam Gilley retained his belt with a ninth spherical stoppage of Drew Brown in a thriller.
It was an actual back-and-forth tussle, with the gang engrossed within the motion, and it was Gilley (14-1, 7 KOs) who outlasted his opponent as Brown (12-1, 1 KO) unraveled down the stretch.
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The ninth noticed the champion on the assault, and he landed with an enormous proper hand that despatched his rival reeling in the direction of the ropes.
Gilley didn’t want a second invitation, and rushed in, raining in blows till the referee intervened.
Zaurbek blasts out Botelli
Sultan Zaurbek is unquestionably a person to maintain tabs on, and the Kazakh, who’s skilled by Dave Coldwell ruthlessly knocked out late-notice alternative opponent Nicolas Nahuel Botelli (11-7, 6 KOs) in 5 rounds at tremendous featherweight.
Zaurbek (13-0, 9 KOs) struck the decisive blows within the fifth, dropping the Argentine with a left hook to the physique, and Botelli was unable to proceed.
O’Leary scores first spherical stoppage
Pierce ‘Massive Bang’ O’Leary (9-0, 5 KOs) remained unbeaten, and the Irish tremendous light-weight wanted lower than a spherical to knock out Nathan Augustine (4-4-1, 2 KOs).
A left hook did the harm with just below 20 seconds to go within the opener, and Augustine was not capable of beat the referee’s depend.
— Bigbang (@pierce_oleary10) April 16, 2022
Hughes halts Connolly
Nina Hughes (2-0, 1 KO) picked up her second skilled victory, because the Essex-based tremendous bantamweight stopped the powerful Bec Connolly in two rounds.
Connolly (3-13) was dropped in from a proper hook late within the spherical, and was halted only a spherical later.
Carl Fail (6-0, 2 KOs) took all six rounds of his middleweight conflict with Victor Garcia (9-12-4), whereas at tremendous welterweight, Elliot Whale (6-0, 2 KOs) pressured Fernando Valencia (9-33, 5 KOs) to retire after the fourth spherical of their scheduled six rounder.
Dean Richardson (12-0-1, 9 KOs) was unable to proceed his successful streak, because the middleweight was held to a six spherical draw by Angel Emilov (10-40-1, 6 KOs).
In one other middleweight attraction, Paul Ryan (4-0, 2 KOs) dropped Gabor Gorbics (26-26-2, 16 KOs) within the first spherical, on the way in which to a landslide 60-53 win on the referee’s card.
Jimmy Croxson (1-0) made his skilled debut, and the tremendous light-weight took a 39-37 win over Fonz Alexander (7-125-1, 4 KOs).