WIN FOR WADI

Ca­ma­cho re­tains his ti­tle and his place in the do­mes­tic rank­ings

Boxing News - - Action - Brooke Streat­field

CANNING TOWN south­paw Wadi Ca­ma­cho re­tained his South­ern Area cruis­er­weight ti­tle with a close points win (97-95) over Willes­den’s tough Ossie Jervier on a stacked 18-fight card at York Hall.

The pair were cau­tious in the early rounds. Ca­ma­cho kept the fight long be­hind a stiff jab and stayed on the out­side where he was most ef­fec­tive. Jervier had suc­cess up close in the mid­dle stages, where he worked short hooks to the body, while his right hand con­nected well over the top. Ca­ma­cho let his left hand go more late on to se­cure the ver­dict.

Strood’s Louis Greene dug deep in an ex­cit­ing toe-to-toe slugfest and beat Is­ling­ton’s Freddy Ki­witt to be­come the new South­ern Area wel­ter­weight cham­pion. Ki­witt took con­trol of the fight early on by box­ing off the back foot. Greene found his rhythm more in the sixth round and ap­plied mea­sured pres­sure. In the eighth, the con­test caught fire and the noise lev­els upped. The duo threw bombs in the fi­nal frames, with Greene look­ing the more im­pres­sive as he switched hooks from head to body. Ref­eree Kieran Mc­cann scored the con­test 97-95 in favour of Greene.

In a fi­nal elim­i­na­tor for Ca­ma­cho’s ti­tle, Titch­field’s Danny Couzens in­flicted Spiros Demetriou’s first de­feat, out­point­ing him 98-91 on ref­eree Mc­cann’s scorecard. Ed­mon­ton’s Spiros had suc­cess in the early rounds with his right hand, when he came in low un­der the guard of the big­ger man. Couzens took his time to get go­ing, but when he did he put his shots to­gether well. Couzens had Demetriou down in the sixth with a flush counter right hand, and Spiros did well to see the fight out, de­spite be­ing hurt and ex­hausted.

Rich­mond’s Chris Davies se­cured a con­trolled 40-36 de­ci­sion over Mid­dle­ton’s Cur­tis Gargano from ref­eree Chas Coak­ley, while the same of­fi­cial also awarded Hayes south­paw Mitchell Preedy a 39-37 vic­tory against awk­ward Brighto­nian Iain Jack­son.

Il­ford’s Ramez Mah­mood stopped Bul­garia’s Ste­fan Sashov at 2-32 of the third round after send­ing him to the can­vas three times with body shots (Mr Mc­cann of­fi­ci­ated). Mean­while, slick Sil­ver­town south­paw Daniel Men­des out­pointed Czech Jan Hrazdira 60-54 on Ian John Lewis’ slate.

Finch­ley’s force­ful Char­lie Bear­don showed his class to out­point Stour­bridge’s tricky Kevin Mccauley 40-37 for Mr Coak­ley, and Ab­bots Lan­g­ley man Paul Greenidge made an im­pres­sive en­trance in the pro ranks with a 40-37 win against Bul­garia’s Borislav Zankov. Greenidge dis­played great foot­work and cre­ated good an­gles to get the nod from Mr Coak­ley.

Ching­ford’s Liam Dil­lon forced a knock­down in the open­ing round with a right hand, and went on to outscore Yate’s brave Har­vey Hem­s­ley 40-35 on Mr Mc­cann’s card.

Bushey’s Miles Shinkwin dom­i­nated Croa­tia’s durable Josip Perkovic,

earn­ing a 59-55 vic­tory. Shinkwin ap­plied con­stant pres­sure, dig­ging in hooks to the body. Perkovic came back with heavy coun­ters, but this wasn’t enough to un­set­tle Miles, de­spite his face be­ing heav­ily marked up.

The high­light of the un­der­card saw Lu­ton’s Li­nus Ud­ofia over­come Brix­ton’s Ash­ley Bai­ley Dumetz with an im­pres­sive fifth-round stop­page. A dev­as­tat­ing right hand sent Dumetz to the can­vas, where he was halted at 1-08 by Mr Coak­ley.

Finch­ley’s Ollie Pat­ti­son out­pointed Bul­garia’s tough Ta­yar Mehmed 58-57 in Mr Mc­cann’s view, while Ne­wham’s Ryan Walker van­quished Croa­tia’s An­to­nio Hor­vatic with a 39-37 win for Mr John Lewis.

Oli Ed­wards of Sheer­ness out­pointed Trow­bridge’s tough Dan Black­well,

win­ning 40-36 on Mr John Lewis’ scorecard. Hayes’ Ricky Heav­ens also

reg­is­tered a 40-36 suc­cess, against New­ton Ab­bot’s Jack Green.

En­field’s Tunji Ogun­niya scored a dom­i­nant 40-36 vic­tory over Is­ling­ton’s

Jor­dan Gran­num (Mr John Lewis), while Peter­bor­ough’s Sam Bar­ron claimed the same shutout score against Poland’s

Michal Clach.

THE VER­DICT Ca­ma­cho keeps his South­ern Area strap, but Ki­witt loses his.

Photo: PHILIP SHARKEY

HEAVY HANDS: Ca­ma­cho ploughs into Jervier dur­ing a tight en­counter

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