The usually durable Omier is blasted out early doors
LOTS of good things are being said about local lad Shakiel Thompson. After an amateur career that saw him claim no less than eight Yorkshire titles, he made an explosive start in the paid code. Forty seconds of a scheduled four-rounder were all that had elapsed at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel when referee-for-the-night Howard Foster completed his count over Barcelonabased Nicaraguan Geiboord Omier. The visitor showed precious little interest in rising from his kneeling position, having been floored by the tall southpaw.
Also on this Poxon Sports show, former Commonwealth flyweight title challenger Waleed Din returned to the squared circle after an absence of 18 months.
He found the going tougher than expected against fellow Sheffielder
Anwar Alfadli, with both men visiting the canvas before Din emerged a narrow victor by 39-38. Meanwhile, Banbury’s
Leo D’erlanger shook off a few cobwebs en route to a 40-36 win over Slovakian
THE VERDICT Thompson looks like one to watch.