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.