SNAPPY SHAKIEL

The usu­ally durable Omier is blasted out early doors

Boxing News - - Action -

LOTS of good things are be­ing said about lo­cal lad Shakiel Thomp­son. After an am­a­teur ca­reer that saw him claim no less than eight York­shire ti­tles, he made an ex­plo­sive start in the paid code. Forty sec­onds of a sched­uled four-rounder were all that had elapsed at the Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Ho­tel when ref­eree-for-the-night Howard Foster com­pleted his count over Barcelon­abased Nicaraguan Gei­bo­ord Omier. The vis­i­tor showed pre­cious lit­tle in­ter­est in ris­ing from his kneel­ing po­si­tion, hav­ing been floored by the tall south­paw.

Also on this Poxon Sports show, former Com­mon­wealth fly­weight ti­tle chal­lenger Waleed Din re­turned to the squared cir­cle after an ab­sence of 18 months.

He found the go­ing tougher than ex­pected against fel­low Sh­effielder

An­war Al­fadli, with both men visit­ing the can­vas be­fore Din emerged a nar­row vic­tor by 39-38. Mean­while, Ban­bury’s

Leo D’er­langer shook off a few cob­webs en route to a 40-36 win over Slo­vakian

Ivan Godor.

THE VER­DICT Thomp­son looks like one to watch.

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