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Thomas Latham sees Kean take all four rounds against Gran­num MTK SCOT­LAND re­turned to the Crowne Plaza for an­other in­stal­ment of the pop­u­lar Box­ing Din­ner Club se­ries. The main event fea­tured Dundee’s Paul Kean up against Is­ling­ton’s Jor­dan Gran­num over four rounds in the su­per­wel­ter­weight divi­sion.

This was Kean’s third ap­pear­ance at the Crowne Plaza, and he wasted lit­tle time set­tling into the con­test. From the opening bell, it was Kean who took the ini­tia­tive, con­trol­ling the pace and us­ing his south­paw stance to find the tar­get with his ever-present jab. Mid­way through the opener, Gran­num at­tempted to es­tab­lish a jab of his own, how­ever, Kean landed a hard right hand to force Gran­num back onto the ropes.

The re­main­der of the fight fol­lowed a sim­i­lar pat­tern as Kean dom­i­nated pro­ceed­ings – dis­pelling any no­tion of Gran­num getting a foothold in the con­test – with some sharp counter-punch­ing. Ref­eree Kevin Mcin­tyre re­turned a de­served 40-36 ver­dict.

An in­trigu­ing heavy­weight clash lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions as Glas­gow’s Jay Car­ri­gan-mcfar­lane faced pre­vi­ous foe David Howe, of Sh­effield, over six rounds. The first clash ended in favour of Howe back in April, and Mcfar­lane was look­ing to re­verse the re­sult with home ad­van­tage.

The first round set the tone, as Howe used his sub­stan­tial height and reach ad­van­tages to good ef­fect. David used his jab to frus­trate Mcfar­lane, and pun­ished the home favourite with hard up­per­cuts. Mcfar­lane’s chin and heart could not be ques­tioned, but ref­eree Mcin­tyre awarded the con­test 59-56 in favour of Howe.

The first bout of the evening saw Glas­gow’s Ahmed Ibrahim take on Stock­port’s Jamie Quinn over four at su­per-light­weight.

It proved to be an en­ter­tain­ing af­fair, as both men looked to land heavy shots. Ibrahim scored with hurt­ful punches to both the head and body to take the 40-36 de­ci­sion from ring­side judge Mcin­tyre. Paul O’con­nor of­fi­ci­ated.

THE VER­DICT Kean moves to a flaw­less 5-0 with his dom­i­nant vic­tory over Gran­num.

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