Rambo’s a cut above the rest

Op­po­nent’s eye gash gives boxer fifth straight win

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Michael Taub tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Rambo’s war of at­tri­tion with the ex­pe­ri­enced Ge­or­gian Mikheil Solonink­ini was stopped at the end of the fourth round at York Hall, with the East Euro­pean suf­fer­ing from a deep gash over the left eye.

Ref­eree Lee Cook deemed the cut to have been caused by an ac­ci­den­tal clash of heads and ruled Rambo the win­ner on a ‘tech­ni­cal de­ci­sion’.

His points tally of 40-36 in Rambo’s favour meant the pop­u­lar 21-year-old Afghan-born ban­tamweight, who lives in Bly­ton Road, had won all four com­pleted rounds.

The pre­ma­ture stop­page had only de­layed the in­evitable. Rambo, like a true war­rior, had scented vic­tory from the open­ing bell, press­ing for­ward re­lent­lessly and search­ing for an open­ing.

He stepped up the pace in the se­cond, un­set­tling the 23-fight Ge­or­gian with three and four punch salvos to the head and open­ing up a cut over his left eye.

The sight of blood spurred him to even greater ef­forts and Solonink­ini was trapped against the ropes and un­der siege in the third as punches came at him from all di­rec­tions.

It was clear the end was near in the fourth when the ref in­ter­vened to in­spect the cut over Solonink­ini’s eye and with Rambo oc­ca­sion­ally switch­ing to south­paw and of­fer­ing his hap­less op­po­nent no respite from the tor­rent of punches com­ing at him, he wisely called a halt at the end of the round.

Rambo, as en­gag­ing out­side the ring as he is fe­ro­cious in­side it, was puz­zled the ref had ruled it a clash of heads.

“I never caught him with my head,” he pleaded af­ter­wards. “The cut was caused by a punch.”

His joint train­ers Lee Buckingham, from Ick­en­ham, and Hilling­don’s Les Southey, who also man­ages him, pro­nounced them­selves highly sat­is­fied with the night’s work. HAYES & Yead­ing United’s seem­ingly end­less in­flux of new faces con­tin­ued with an­other three play­ers join­ing the club last week.

United’s last three man­agers have pledged to end the re­volv­ing door pol­icy first es­tab­lished un­der Nas Bashir as the club were rel­e­gated from the non-league top flight.

Garry Hay­lock made a sim­i­lar state­ment ear­lier this sea­son but a com­bi­na­tion of bud­get con­straints and the loan sys­tem have meant his hand has been forced.

Shep­herd Murombedzi was the lat­est ad­di­tion and took his place on the bench for United’s crazy goal­less draw at Ebb­s­fleet United on Satur­day.

An in­cred­i­ble four red cards were shown, two for each side, in the se­cond half as H&Y se­cured a fan­tas­tic point against the league’s best side and run­away lead­ers.

Murombedzi’s ar­rival fol­lows the cap­ture of James Ha­mon, on loan from Ex­eter, fol­low­ing MK Dons’ de­ci­sion to re­call young­ster Char­lie Burns.

For­mer Tot­ten­ham and Nor­wich young­ster Olu­mide Duro­jaiye has also moved from En­field Town.

The trio were all in con­tention to face Dart­ford last night (Tues­day) at York Road.

Else­where, North­wood main­tained their sen­sa­tional away record, which stretches back to Septem­ber, with a 2-1 win at Bed­ford on Satur­day as Louis Stead and Rob Hast­ings net­ted. Tony Choules’ Uxbridge went down 3-2 at home at Ayles­bury.

Com­bined Coun­ties Premier out­fit AFC Hayes com­pleted a dou­ble over Cove as Gib­son Pasma, Jor­dan Berry and Josh Quadry struck in a 3-1 vic­tory. Hare­field United shared the points with Bea­cons­field Holt­spur af­ter an ex­cit­ing 3-3 draw.

n UN­BEATEN: Boxer Ramesh ‘Rambo’ Ah­madi

Photo by Michael Taub

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