OFORI FOR REAL

Lo­cal Jeff wins South­ern Area light­weight ti­tle in style

Boxing News - - Action - Daniel Herbert

THE lat­est Good­wins pro­mo­tion at the Tot­ten­ham Green Pools & Fit­ness hall was billed as Mo­ment Of Truth – and lo­cal Jeff Ofori proved he was for real by wrest­ing the South­ern Area light­weight ti­tle from Ju­manne Camero with a dom­i­nant per­for­mance.

Shorter by four inches at 5ft 7ins, Ofori drove for­ward re­lent­lessly to un­leash hurt­ful hooks to head and body. Camero (Mitcham) bled heav­ily from the nose over the 10-rounder’s sec­ond half but gutsily reached the fi­nal bell, where ref­eree Jeff Hinds crowned Ofori 99-93.

In another 10, Mr Hinds awarded a 98-93 ver­dict to Cur­tis Felix of Milton Keynes after his South­ern Area wel­ter­weight ti­tle elim­i­na­tor against Bar­ling (Es­sex) south­paw Justin Men­zie. Once he started to let his hands go in round three, Felix was al­ways in con­trol as he landed rights on a tir­ing op­po­nent.

Old­bury’s Dwain Grant shocked Dal­ton Miller in a mid­dleweight sixrounder, fin­ish­ing strongly to pip him 58-57 for ref­eree Lee Ev­ery. South­paw Miller (Ac­ton) was the more ag­gres­sive early on but his awk­ward West Midlands op­po­nent good left hooks swung it.

A su­per-wel­ter six, also han­dled by Mr Ev­ery, fol­lowed a more pre­dictable pat­tern with Ruis­lip south­paw Dean

Richard­son un­able to make a dent in ex­pe­ri­enced Lithua­nian Arvy­das Trizno, who cov­ered up tight as he lost 60-54.

In a quar­tet of fours the only win­ner to drop a round was Chalk Farm su­per-mid­dle Rob­bie Chap­man, who nev­er­the­less showed good va­ri­ety in beat­ing taller Callum Ide (Bog­nor Regis) 39-37 for ref­eree Ev­ery. The same of­fi­cial awarded 40-37 scores to huge Wat­ford heavy­weight David Abra­ham over Bris­tol’s Phil Wil­liams and south­paw debu­tant Lon­doner Frankie Phillips against Devon’s Jamie Speight at light­weight. Mean­while, Bed­font su­per-mid­dle Bradley Spencer used his height and reach ad­van­tages to beat Lyd­ney vet­eran Lewis van Poetsch 40-37 for ref­eree Hinds in the show-opener.

WE DID IT: Team Ofori cel­e­brate

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