HARD AT WORK
Industrious promoter Farrell is a busy man, writes Andy Whittle
BUSY Kieran Farrell BEM promoted on the first of three consecutive weekends when at Middleton Arena he served up a four-fight offering.
Dylan Moran was having only his second outing in the paid ranks, but the southpaw from Dungarvan in Ireland proceeded to hand Barcelona-based Nicaraguan Geiboord Omier something of a lesson.
Moran battered Omier to such a degree that referee-for-the-night Darren Sarginson felt inclined to bring an end to proceedings with 50 seconds of the opener still remaining. The bout – in which the out-of-his-depth Omier failed to land one punch worthy of note – had been fancifully slated for six.
A left uppercut, hot on the heels of an opening left cross from the popular Moran, hinted at his intentions, as did the three consecutive body shots that followed. By the time Omier was rescued, further punishment had left him nursing a badly bloodied nose.
The remaining three fights all ran their respective distances. First up was Macclesfield’s Jake Haigh, who made the best of his natural advantages to secure a shutout 60-54 victory over local
Darryl Sharp who, tenacious as usual, replied frequently enough to make the bout an enjoyable one throughout.
Another six, this one finishing 60-55, saw Heywood’s Lee Clayton score his second consecutive points victory. The opponent this time was Hull’s experienced Luke Fash, who one formed the impression could have given Clayton more of a battle had the mood taken him. A 40-36 winner was local first-timer
Connor Lynch, who proved too much for Hyde’s Dale Arrowsmith. Lynch had dominated the opener, and pulled away again in the last after Arrowsmith had made a better fist of it in the two middle rounds.