Rambo’s a cut above the rest
Opponent’s eye gash gives boxer fifth straight win
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