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Clay al­ters his ap­proach to get the the job job done done against against Tlaouz­iti Tlaouz­iti

Boxing News - - ACTION - Will Hale

LO­CAL Luther Clay earned a 77-75 win over de­cent French­man Yahya Tlaouz­iti on ref­eree Chas Coak­ley’s score­card at Brack­nell Leisure Cen­tre (Siesta Box­ing). South Africa-born Clay started off try­ing to im­press with flashy com­bi­na­tions, but when Tlaouz­iti’s crafty straight rights kept land­ing, he closed the range.

In the first of a trio of sched­uled sixes of­fi­ci­ated by Mr Coak­ley, Copen­hagen’s Landry Kore over­came Chris­tian

Hoskin Gomez af­ter the doc­tor pulled the Ply­mouth man out at 0-52 of the fourth due to a badly dam­aged left eye. Kore was in great shape, but Hoskin Gomez proved that he was hit­table.

Chert­sey’s Nick Webb stopped Aber­dare’s Do­rian Darch at 1-52 of the se­cond. Webb hurt Darch with a big left hook be­fore end­ing mat­ters with a de­ci­sive body shot. Barn­sta­ple-based Pole Kamil

Sokolowski forced Nay­lor Ball’s corner to throw in the towel at 2-33 of the third. Ball was decked in the se­cond by a left hook, and when a right-left re­peated the trick in the third, the Iver res­i­dent was rightly res­cued.

Farn­bor­ough’s An­dre Grant nar­rowly pipped Nicaragua’s Reynaldo Ca­jina by 39-38 on ref­eree Lee Cook’s tally. Grant seemed cau­tious early on, but then em­ployed his fast hands to tag Ca­jina.

The first of three slated six-rounders ref­er­eed by Mr Cook saw Water­ford’s

Ro­han Date halt Bul­garia’s Re­hyan Todorov at 1-28 of the third with a heavy knock­down. Por­tu­gal-born south­paw Yail­ton

Neves, of Manch­ester, dis­patched Fleet­based Scot Derek Ren­frew with a thun­der­ous left hook at 2-39 of the fifth, hav­ing dropped him with the same shot in the pre­vi­ous round.

Read­ing’s Konrad Stemp­kowski – hail­ing from Aus­tria – suf­fered a cut on his left eye be­fore suc­cumb­ing to Farn­bor­ough’s Ge­orge Lam­port at 1-09 of the fourth. Stemp­kowski was hurt by a right and then knocked down by a fol­low-up at­tack.

THE VER­DICT Ex­cite­ment from the top to the bot­tom of the show.

Photo: PHILIP SHARKEY

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