HALF AND HALF
Terry Dooley on two early nishes and two distance ghts
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.