Greenberg takes one in the eye but still sees off Kenna
BOXING ROMAN Greenberg overcame an eye injury to extend his unblemished professional record to 27 wins with a comfortable points success over Colin Kenna at London’s Royal Lan- caster Hotel last week. The rising heavyweight star sustained what was later diagnosed as a torn cornea in his left eye in the second of the eight rounds and fought on in considerable pain. He had the Southampton-based Kenna in trouble in the sixth round and floored him in the seventh, but could not finish off a durableopponent.PromoterRobertWatermansaidthatGreenberghadwanted to put on a show for his domestic fans onarareUKappearance,supportingthe Philip Green Memorial Trust. They had responded in numbers with the boxing dinner being a 750-ticket sell-out. Another 200 turned up solely for the fight. “At the time, we were disappointed with Roman’s performance,” Waterman confided. “But he was having major problems blinking and with blurred vision.
Greenberg told JC Sport that despite his sight problems, “at no stage did I think that I was not in control of the fight”. Future plans would depend on a decision to have surgery on his troublesome right hand. “I wanted to get a couple of fights before surgery, but could not do so with one-and-a-half hands.”