Andy Whit­tle

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A CON­TEST for the va­cant English mid­dleweight ti­tle was the main of­fer­ing served up by Black Coun­try Box­ing Pro­mo­tions at Wal­sall Town Hall. Row­ley Regis’ pre­vi­ously un­beaten Tyler Denny col­lided with Leeds’ Reece Cartwright in a sched­uled 10-rounder which was brought to a halt late in the eighth on the ad­vice of the ring­side doc­tor, with Denny hav­ing sus­tained a nasty in­jury to his lip.

There were 35 sec­onds of the round re­main­ing when ref­eree Terry O’connor – al­ready hav­ing con­sulted the doc­tor prior to the ses­sion re­gard­ing a grow­ing swelling be­neath Denny’s right eye – waved it off. Truth be told, it would have re­quired a late turn­around of some mar­gin for south­paw Denny to have tri­umphed.

Af­ter some closely con­tested early rounds, the fight was in­creas­ingly bossed by Cartwright who, al­ready on top and with Do­minic In­gle giv­ing in­struc­tions in the cor­ner, was mak­ing the most of the fact that Denny’s right eye was now al­most closed.

Czech Jan Korec isn’t the big­gest fan of this venue – he lasted less than a round here against Alex Florence back in March and suc­cumbed in­side the dis­tance this time too at the hands of ex­cit­ing Wolver­hamp­ton first-timer

Con­nah Walker. Korec was res­cued at 1-54 in the fi­nal round of a sched­uled four by ref­eree Shaun Messer. A more mer­ci­ful cor­ner might have pulled Korec out ear­lier, as he im­me­di­ately had his work cut out and en­dured a beat­ing from the im­pres­sive young debu­tant.

There was pre­cious lit­tle by way of char­ity af­forded to the visi­tors in the five re­main­ing bouts, all of which saw not a sin­gle round of the 22 boxed be­ing won by the away cor­ner.

The sole six-rounder, be­tween Tivi­dale’s Ste­wart Davies and Stock­port’s Jamie Quinn, was over­seen by Mr Messer, who didn’t re­ally need to check his sums at the fin­ish as Davies bounced back quickly hav­ing fallen to the first loss of his ca­reer against Rob Hunt last time out in July. There were no such prob­lems here, though, as Davies was on top through­out against a lighter op­po­nent who in­ter­mit­tently jabbed by way of re­ply. The score was 60-54.

James Beech Jnr of nearby Bloxwich proved too much for Lithua­nia’s Si­mas

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