CHAR­LIE SCARE

Scho eld’s off-the-deck win pro­vides the drama

Boxing News - - ACTION - Terry Doo­ley RING­SIDE

THIS VIP show could have been named “Jacks of all trades” as it fea­tured four fighters with that fore­name. It would have been five but Jack Daniel’s scan re­sult did not clear in time.

Shaw’s Jack Raf­ferty out­boxed Am­s­ter­dam-based Nige­rian In­no­cent

Anyawu, who was guilty of do­ing very lit­tle en route to a 60-54 re­verse on ref­eree Jamie Kirkpatrick’s card.

Lit­tle Lever’s Jack Cullen pro­vided the sole stoppage of the night by halt­ing Hud­der­s­field’s Alis­tair War­ren. Floored by a left to the body in the third, War­ren failed to de­fend him­self and ref­eree Dar­ren Sar­gin­son was left with no choice but to step in at 2-11 of the round. Don­caster’s Reece Mould beat Jamie

Quinn of Stock­port. The fight was one of three ref­er­eed by new­comer Andy Brook, so it was judged by Mr Kirkpatrick, who scored 60-54.

There was the same set-up when Old­ham’s Jack Kil­gan­non be­came the lat­est ben­e­fi­ciary of Som­er­set jour­ney­man Lewis van Poetsch’s abil­ity to give prospects rounds, run­ning out a 60-54 win­ner on Kirkpatrick’s card. There was early drama for Ash­ton’s

Char­lie Schofield as he was floored heav­ily by a right to the head from Swadlin­cote’s Kent Kaup­pinen and seem­ingly on the verge of be­ing counted out - only for Fitz­patrick to in­di­cate that a low left hook to the body had set up the shot and ren­dered the knock­down void.

Schofield went down from an­other right in the third yet rose to his feet and did enough to earn a 58-55 ver­dict — BN had it closer at 58-57. Bolton’s Jack Flat­ley got back to win­ning ways fol­low­ing a draw against fel­low un­de­feated prospect Troy Wil­liamson in June, beat­ing York’s Harry Mathews 60-54 on Sar­gin­son’s card. In the show’s opener, Black­burn’s Asad Riaz reg­is­tered a 39-38 win over Derby’s Elvis Dube, with Sar­gin­son scor­ing the bout and Brook han­dling the ac­tion.

THE VER­DICT It was a rou­tine night for ev­ery­one but Schofield, who failed to use the ad­van­tages pro­vided by his 6ft 3ins frame and long reach, and nearly came un­stuck.

Photo: KAREN PRIESTLEY

BREAK­ING THROUGH: Cullen tests the de­fences of War­ren with his left hook

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