Good but not great weekend for VIP boxers
Friday 28th May 2010
Gary Sykes – Defended his British title with a landslide points victory over the game Kevin O’Hara who never stopped trying but was out of his class against the Dewsbury 5 Star champion who is growing in confidence each fight.
Tyrone Nurse – Shown his improvement by stooping the normally durable Johnny Greaves in 5 rounds , they have fought previously with a points win for Nurse who continues to impress.
Josh Warrington – Moved to 3-0 with a aggressive punching display against the game debutant Riley from Middlesbrough who despite being hit by everything kept in the fight. At the end he looked like he had been run over by a bus and the shame was that SKY did not film this fight of the night.
Bryan Rose – Blew his chance of first crack at Sam Webb’s British title defence when he was knocked out in round 6 by Max Maxwell. Bryan did not look his normal self and although not at his best was winning the fight until after his best round in the fifth , he started on the ropes in round 6 with his hands down and copped a beauty overhand hayemaker. It is a harsh lesson to learn but we believe it will make him a better fighter and the British crack will come again.
Saturday 29th May 2010
Mark Moran – Was stopped in the third round of the opening round against eventual Prize-fighter winner Willey Casey in what proved to be fight of the night in a great tournament. Despite 13 months out Mark won the 1st round showing his better boxing skills clicking up points with straight punches and good body shots , we hoped this would continue but Willie drew Mark into a fight and although competitive with both fighters hurt on many occasions, Willie turned out the slightly stronger and durable man on the night.
Sunday 30th May 2010
Jon Kays – Was disappointed when Master challenger Mo Khalid withdrew and his fight was reduced to a 8 round contest with Bulgarian Yordan Vasilev. However he kept his composure and boxed a very neat fight winning every round dominating behind a good jab and working the body well.
Terry Flannigan – Keeps showing massive improvement and stopped Hungarian Csaba Toth in under a minute.
Warren Tansey – Another VIP fighter who improves each day got his third stoppage on the trout – since his debut loss – with a first round KO off the normally durable Ally Morrisson.