ON RED ALERT

Kyle back with a bang, writes Roy Kelly from ring­side

Boxing News - - Action -

KYLE RED­FEARN re­turned to the win­ner’s en­clo­sure in spec­tac­u­lar style on MTK’S de­but North East event. The 28-year-old clinched a third-round knock­out of Nor­bert Szek­eres in a six-rounder. Red­fearn had tasted de­feat for the first time in his ca­reer last time out in Oc­to­ber against Nick Han­nig in a bat­tle of light-heavy­weight KO spe­cial­ists. But the Fer­ry­hill man, one of the stars of MTK’S Gateshead gym, floored Szek­eres late in the third at the Hil­ton Ho­tel with a wicked left hook to the body. To the Hun­gar­ian’s credit, he climbed off the deck by the time Ron Kear­ney had reached ‘nine’, but he was not ready to box and the ref­eree cor­rectly counted him out at 2-52. Red­fearn had teed up the fin­ish per­fectly with some pun­ish­ing work to the body and ac­cu­rate head shots.

The penul­ti­mate bout of the plush din­ner show promised much as un­beaten Thorn­ley su­per-light­weight Dar­ren Sur­tees faced Lewis Rit­son vic­tim Os­car Amador over six. It looked like de­liv­er­ing when the Barcelon­abased Nicaraguan let both hands go in round two to the head of Sur­tees, who had dom­i­nated the open­ing ses­sion in some style. How­ever, twice Amador reeled away in agony hold­ing his right fist and af­ter the sec­ond oc­ca­sion, ref­eree-for-the-night Kear­ney called a halt at 2-25. Os­car had dis­lo­cated his thumb, rob­bing the sell-out au­di­ence of what was turn­ing into a cracker.

The event, which raised money for Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port, be­gan with onesided four-round points wins for un­de­feated MTK box­ers against op­po­nents with only one vic­tory be­tween them. Mr Kear­ney scored Trim­don’s Jay Hughes a 40-36 win­ner over Blackburn’s Na­heem Chaudhry, while Chad

El­lis, from Spen­ny­moor, was equally dom­i­nant against Belfast’s Alec Bazza, who vis­ited the can­vas in the last but made it through to the end of his eighth trip to the North East, los­ing 40-35.

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