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Summer Sizzler in Plymouth – Paul Grimwood

As always Carl’s Boxing Stable did Plymouth proud with seven excellent bouts on Saturday night.

Opening the show was  Cornwall’s Marcus Kelly against Andrew Mitchell. From the bell Marcus came out swinging to the body and head with some  ferocious flurry’s against some straight jab, jab cross combo’s. Both boxer’s battled through with Marcus coming through victorious on his pro debut. A boxer with lots of future potential.

The second fight featuring Marcus Hodgson and  Anwar Alfadi. A hard fight to critique due to Anwar’s ring craft almost Prince Naseem esq. Marcus came through in the end to take the fight on points.

adawayFight three saw Plymouth’s own Chris Adaway taking on Matt Seawright. I was extremely impressed by Adaway’s movement and experienced ring craft. Seawright tried to tempt Adaway in with keeping his arms down but, Adaway’s experience shone through and he took every round with style and pin point accuracy. Definitely a class act who will surprise a lot of great boxers going forward.

Bought four saw Tom Duff and Strudzinski clash heads literally and a stoppage due to a nasty looking cut. Strudzinski looked shocked when Duff’s hand was raised with a points win in the third round.

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Photo credit to Lawrence Hyne (Greenbeans Photography)

The fifth fight was between local boy Darren Townley against journeyman Kristian Laight. Townley looked fit and battled well against the experienced pro. Townley retained his unbeaten record with a good all-round performance.

dez 1Plymouths Dez Newton took on Joe Beedon. The crowd were excited to see Dez Newton’s first fight and he put on a show for them. It was obvious that Newton was in amazing shape and he threw everything at Beedon. Beedon battled well but Newton’s power and speed put Beedon on the canvas in the sixth. Beedon’s tenacity got him back up but Newton won easily on points. An excellent fight.

An awesome evening of pugalistic warriors putting the South West on the boxing map again. Carl Robson must take a lot of credit alongside his team for a great show. Looking forward to the October show. Already got my name down for tickets… bring it on!

Written by Paul Grimwood (Plymouth).

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