DES DE­CI­SIONS DEAN

There is a points vic­tory for New­ton in his home­town

Boxing News - - Action - Will Hale

PLY­MOUTH’S Des New­ton took a 79-74 de­ci­sion from the evening’s ref­eree Lee Ev­ery over Here­ford’s Dean Evans in head­lin­ing a Black Coun­try Box­ing card at the city’s Guild­hall.

After a split opener, the un­beaten New­ton was on un­steady legs in the sec­ond ses­sion as the more ex­pe­ri­enced Evans hurt him with a num­ber of hard right hands up­stairs. The size­able crowd qui­etened, and it looked like a fight that the lo­cal could eas­ily lose.

But Des pulled his box­ing to­gether in the next and landed with some thump­ing body­work to re-es­tab­lish his cre­den­tials. New­ton both grew in con­fi­dence and gained mo­men­tum over the sec­ond half of the fight. Dean played his part in the highly charged af­fair, but New­ton was in­creas­ingly able to bully and cuff Evans en route to his sev­enth straight win.

Newquay-based Brad Pauls forced Mr Ev­ery to res­cue Switzer­land-based Cameroo­nian Em­manuel Moussinga at 0-28 of the fourth of a sched­uled six­threes. The vis­i­tor was game and in shape but tech­ni­cally open and hit­table. He had lost the three prior ses­sions when his legs were stiff­ened and a stream of fol­low-up shots with no re­ply forced an ex­cel­lent in­ter­ven­tion.

Worces­ter “Mad Man” Michael Mooney pushed Ply­mouth’s Dar­ren Town­ley all the way but ul­ti­mately lost out by 39-38 over four-threes. Town­ley chopped down with scyth­ing punches and folded in some drain­ing body shots to claim the vic­tory.

Louis Aitken, also from the Ocean City, shut out Melk­sham’s Liam Richards over the same du­ra­tion. Aitken showed speed and good tech­nique to clip Richards as he was clos­ing the gap. Fi­nally, Torquay’s Nathan Hal­ton and Bog­nor Regis’ Cal­lum Ide boxed to a four-threes 38-38 draw. Nathan at­tempted to hook around Cal­lum’s straight shots in a nip-and-tuck en­counter.

THE VER­DICT New­ton re­groups well to stay un­beaten in a de­cent test.

Photo: LAWRENCE HYNE/GREENBEANZ PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

HARD FOUGHT: New­ton swipes at Evans with his right

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