Scho eld’s off-the-deck win provides the drama
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.
BREAKING THROUGH: Cullen tests the defences of Warren with his left hook