CABBIE LANDS A KNOCK­OUT BLOW ON TURAI

Harefield Gazette - - Front Page - by MAX HALL tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @lyetown­max

SOUTH Ruis­lip’s Dean Richard­son looked hugely im­pres­sive as he se­cured a fourth-round knock­out over Zoltan Turai in the fourth fight of his ca­reer, at York Hall in Beth­nal Green.

The 21-year-old London taxi driver came out with some tap­ping straight shots to keep Turai at length and then ef­fec­tively came un­der the guard of the smaller man and landed some solid left body shots and left up­per­cuts, com­ing for­ward well. The shorter Turai kept a tight guard while Richard­son worked, his left up­per­cut knock­ing his op­po­nent’s head back as he was clearly the classier fighter.

Richard­son’s foot­work was the dif­fer­ence in the open­ing round al­low­ing him to per­fectly let his power shots go.

The home fighter came for­ward well to start the sec­ond round, let­ting the right hook go to the body and bring­ing the left up­per­cut through the guard of Turai ev­ery time he threw it.

The Hun­gar­ian could only re­turn counter hooks to the body on the ropes but de­liv­ered noth­ing to trou­ble Richard­son. A right up­per­cut, fol­lowed by a left hook from Richard­son, looked to stun Turai as his op­po­nent was clearly out­work­ing and out-pow­er­ing his ri­val.

Turai came out with more fire in the third round but Richard­son quickly took the mo­men­tum back and re­leased his left hooks to the body well, trans­fer­ring them to the head and look­ing ef­fec­tive do­ing so.

Turai landed a cou­ple of ef­fec­tive right-hand coun­ters while Richard­son had a rest on the ropes but these did not worry the Lon­doner, who stayed tight and re­turned with his pow­er­ful long left up­per­cut. The pair were tied to start the fourth round and they both came roar­ing out of the cor­ners.

The round dropped in pace as Turai came in close and tried to spoil Richard­son’s work but a big right hook to the tem­ple from the English­man knocked Turai to the can­vas in a de­layed re­ac­tion.

Turai was wob­bling and failed to make it to his feet, forc­ing ref­eree Ian John Lewis to call the fight off 1min 44sec into the fourth round in what was an im­pres­sive per­for­mance and stop­page from Richard­son, tak­ing his record to 4-0.

Philip Sharkey

Dean Richard­son, left, lands a blow on Zoltan Turai at Beth­nal Green

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