Box­ers en­joy KO wins

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A Mon­k­lands box­ing duo en­joyed knock-out wins on the‘Fight City’card in Lin­wood.

Air­drie’s Paddy Reilly made short work of Latvia’s Vadims Kon­stanti­novs af­ter a first round knock-out in the main event at the X Cen­tre.

Reilly stalked his op­po­nent, closed the gap and re­moved the huge Lat­vian’s reach ad­van­tage, be­fore un­leash­ing a heavy left hook.

He was frus­trated that the fight was over so quickly but he can be sat­is­fied with his night’s work. In the post-fight in­ter­view, Reilly ex­plained:‘I’m a wee bit dis­ap­pointed as I was just get­ting into my stride. “He looked strong but I flung an over hand left and caught him with it. “It was night night for him. On­wards and up­wards.” On the un­der­card, Coat­bridge’s Ben McGivern stopped Eng­land’s Mal­colm Richard­son in the first round. McGivern pounced from the first bell and un­leashed a bar­rage of de­struc­tive shots to the body. Richard­son emerged from the can­vas af­ter tak­ing a heavy left hook to the tem­ple and fur­ther shots to the frame. How­ever, he was un­able to re­turn to his feet af­ter be­ing floored for a se­cond time by more thun­der­ous shots down­stairs. McGivern says he is al­ready itch­ing to build on this vic­tory. He added:“There’s a lot more to come from me.”

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