CABBIE LANDS A KNOCKOUT BLOW ON TURAI
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.
Dean Richardson, left, lands a blow on Zoltan Turai at Bethnal Green