DES DECISIONS DEAN
There is a points victory for Newton in his hometown
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.
HARD FOUGHT: Newton swipes at Evans with his right