HALF AND HALF

Terry Doo­ley on two early …nishes and two dis­tance …ghts

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BOLTON’S Ben Thomas scored a stop­page in a four-rounder at the DW Sta­dium by halt­ing Din­ning­ton’s Dar­ren Snow to reg­is­ter his first win as a pro­fes­sional after suf­fer­ing a fourthround stop­page re­verse to Ben Dou­glas when mak­ing his de­but in Septem­ber.

Ref­eree Jamie Kirk­patrick, who of­fi­ci­ated all four bouts, clearly be­lieved that Snow was melt­ing un­der the pres­sure and needed to be pulled from the con­test in the third.

In other ac­tion, Reece Macmil­lan of More­cambe scored a knock­down over Chatham’s Ricky Rose en route to a 40-35 win on Mr Kirk­patrick’s score­card to grab a fourth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory since be­ing stopped by Adam Lit­tle in Septem­ber last year.

War­ring­ton-based Court­ney Chad­wick was also taken the full four-threes dis­tance when meet­ing Telford’s Dean Jones. Mr Kirk­patrick saw this one as a 40-36 shutout in favour of Chad­wick.

Re­naldo Gar­rido has a win some, lose some, and draw a few record, yet the French­man added an­other notch to his win col­umn by clos­ing the show the way it had opened, after se­cur­ing his sixth stop­page win.

Gar­rido has a typ­i­cally mixed re­cent ring record. He is 4-3-1 in 2018, with three wins com­ing in­side the dis­tance, so it is clear to see why his over­all ledger is so patchy.

How­ever, “Le Lion” has ex­tended the likes of Jack Cat­ter­all, Rob­bie Davies Jnr and Frankie Gavin, as well as post­ing an upset DQ win over then-un­de­feated Bradley Saun­ders in Septem­ber 2015, so he is not easy to dis­lodge and is ca­pa­ble of post­ing wins at this level. There­fore, it was no sur­prise that Hun­gary’s Pal Olah slumped to his sev­enth stop­page loss in 24 de­feats. The end came in the fourth and fi­nal round.

THE VER­DICT Neil Marsh, this time in con­junc­tion with Kieran Far­rell, con­tin­ues to put on reg­u­lar shows in a bid to keep his fighters busy and build to­wards big­ger things.

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