DENNY RULED OUT
In-control Cartwright earns English honours after opponent suffers injury
Volosinas, who was stepping between the ropes for the 85th time. There was a setback of sorts for Beech, however, when he picked up a cut above the right eye midway through the second session from a punch, according to trialist referee Chris Dean. This didn’t faze Beech, though, and a good patching-up job by dad Jimmy in the corner helped to ensure the wound didn’t worsen. Mr Messer tallied 40-36 from ringside.
Burntwood new starter Troy Coleman won 40-36 against Lydney’s heavier Lewis van Poetsch. Tall and lean, the well-supported debutant began with a left uppercut and a glancing right, before going to the body. Despite picking up a couple of warnings for transgressions from referee Martin Williams, and falling victim to the odd counter, there was only ever going to be one outcome. Coleman wasn’t the only Burntwood boxer to secure a shutout 40-36 win, as Dani Hodges mirrored his achievement in the fourtwos show-opener against Poland’s Sonia Klos.
Having had her head snapped back by a nice left jab towards the end of the first, Klos seldom threatened in a bout overseen by Mr Williams. Local one-fight novice Levi Ferguson ensured the home fans went home happy by besting Islington’s Jordan Grannum,
for whom this was his 19th outing of the year. Cutting off the ring and backing Grannum up early doors, Ferguson was quick to open up a lead. Although Grannum made a better fist of it in the third, a burst to the body and a nice left uppercut contributed to Ferguson taking the last. Mr Williams marked 40-36 for trialist Dean.
THE VERDICT Cartwright makes it five wins in a row, and nabs a title to boot.
REBUILDING: Cartwright has now notched ve wins since his lone loss last year