Dubois Stops Gorman, Joyce out Lasts Jennings!
By: Reggie French
July 13th, O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom: In the main event of a Frank Warren Queensberry Promotion Greenwich, London, Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois claimed the vacant BBBofC British Heavyweight Title scoring a fifth-round stoppage of Nantwich, Cheshire, rival, Nathan Gorman.
The Ricky Hatton trained Gorman answering the 21 year old, Dubois power with quick counters early on would push the bout to a fever pitch until after being cut around the left eye by a “dynamite” right hand in round two would hit the canvas for the first time compliments of a Dubois volley of power shots in round three.
Appearing to recover in round four, the rounded heavyweight would continue to move his hands but the more precise, powerful puncher Dubois doing most of the damage would plow on catching Gorman with a thudding looping right sending the 23 year old previously unbeaten to the deck for the second time this time prompting referee Victor Loughlin to wave the bout over at 2:41 of round five. Dubois improves to 12-0, 11Ko’s while Gorman suffering his first defeat slips to 16-1, 11Ko’s.
In the heavyweight semi-main event, Putney, London, 2016 Summer Olympic Games Silver Medalist, Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce pushed himself to a new threshold winning a blue collar, back and forth twelve round unanimous decision over Philadelphia’s, Bryant “By By” Jennings.
Both fighters looking to establish themselves early brought on some early two-way exchanges with both fighters being stung in each of the first two frames.
Continuing two trade in rounds three and four the taller, longer, more active Englishmen bringing the bout to a more measured pace began to control the spacing until a rejuvenated Jennings revved up his engines for a second half push in round eight only to draw out Joyce who brought his game to a second level assisted bow a Jennings point deduction for a low blow in round ten Joyce would battle on to the final bell and a hard fought 118-109, 117-110, 115-112 unanimous decision win. Joyce extended to the full limit for the first time moves to 10-0, 9Ko’s while Jennings with his second straight loss cementing a role an unofficial gate keeper drops to 24-4, 14Ko’s.
Leading the undercard Clydach Vale, Wales, Liam “The Machine” Williams took hold of the vacant World Boxing Council Silver Middleweight Title dispatching of Pont-Sainte-Maxence, France’s, Karim “Amazigh” Achour in two rounds.
Following an even feeling out first round Williams put the “Machine” into over drive landing with heavy right hands driving shots through Ashour’s guard flooring the out gunned Frenchman twice in round two forcing referee John Latham to call the bout at 1:51 of the second round. Williams extending his KO streak to five since dropping back to back fights versus Liam Smith improves to 21-2-1, 16Ko’s while Achour, 2-2 since 2017 falls to 27-6-3, 4Ko’s.
Welling, London, unbeaten, “Sharpshooter” Archie Sharp retained his World Boxing Organization European Super Featherweight Title scoring a convincing ten round unanimous decision over Cambuslang, Scotland’s, Jordan “Jordy” McCorry.
Sharp in command from the opening sound rebuffed McCorry’s sporadic aggression flooring the game Scotsman with a drilling body shot in round three enroute to boxing his way to a clear cut 98-91 times three points win. Sharp moves to 16-0, 8Ko’s as McCorry 1-3 in his last four outings dips to 18-6-1, 4Ko’s.
Croydon, London’s, Sunny “Showtime” Edwards took possession of the vacant International Boxing Federation International Super Flyweight Title with a stylish ten round points win over Quintana Roo, Mexico’s, Hiram Gallardo.
The faster, sharper punching, more skilled Londoner put on a show boxing and picking his spots, sending the out classed Mexican to the canvas in round two coasting to a one way 99-90 times three unanimous decision win. Edwards improves to 12-0, 4Ko’s while Gallardo’s unbeaten run comes to a close at 12-3-2, 4Ko’s.
In a scheduled eight round middleweight matter Ilford, London, 20-year-old, Hamzah Sheeraz remained unbeaten with a first-round demolition of Bicester, Oxfordshire, pigeon, Scott “Brick Top” James. Sheeraz improves to 9-0, 5Ko’s while the over matched James falls to 4-6-1.
In light heavyweight action Carstairs, Scotland, 20-year-old former amateur standout Willy “Braveheart” Hutchinson had his way picking, poking and banging away on Split, Croatia’s, Josip Perkovic body for six rounds drawing a clean 60-54 score from referee Kieran McCann. Hutchinson climbs to 9-0, 6Ko’s as the pro opponent Perkovic drops to 5-10-1, 3Ko’s.
In a six round “catch me if you can”, welterweight affair Albanian, former MMA fighter Florian Marku stayed perfect final catching Leeds, chin offering Tommy Broadbent with a drilling body shot ending the “chicken roost” forcing referee Chas Coakley to call it over in round four. Marku improves to 4-0, 4Ko’s while the record padding Broadbent drops to 8-6, 2Ko’s.
Kent, United Kingdom, 18-year-old bantamweight, Dennis “The Menace” McCann spit polished, then punished Gerona, Spain based Nicaraguan, Jerson Larios to a very slanted referee Chas Coakley scored 40-36 points win. McCann moves to 2-0, 1Ko as Larios winless in his last five evens up at 7-7, 3Ko’s.
Sydenham, London, heavyweight, Jonathan “The Dancing Destroyer” Palata stayed true to form chopping down Gyor, Hungary, “fall guy” Ferenc Zsalek in one round. Palata improved to 6-0, 3Ko’s while Zsalek winless in his last seventeen bouts dives to 21-75-7, 7Ko’s.
Erith, Kent, southpaw, super featherweight, Jake Pettitt held target practice prodding Aragón, Spain’s, Elvis “Rokero” Guillen for twelve minutes, sending him to the canvas in round three drawing a easy picking, 40-35 score from referee Kieran McCann. Pettit needing to step up the competition moves to 6-0, 1Ko while the “pay to play”, Guillen winless since 2014 collapses to 9-55-4, 6Ko’s.
In a lightweight pairing Portsmouth, Hampshire, 20 year old, southpaw, Mark “Da Bomb” Chamberlain measured Dewsbury, Yorkshire, UK based Syrian, Youssef Al Hamidi with a well placed jab before softening up the 41 year old, patsy putting him on the canvas twice in round one enroute to a record padding referee Chas Coakley scored 40-34 points win. Chamberlain unable to drop a real “bomb” moves to 3-0, 2Ko’s while the rented Gonzalez sinks to 16-125-5, 1Ko.
In a straight-ahead welterweight meeting Bexley, London, Micky “The Gent” Burke made his pro-debut pot shotting Wigston, Leicestershire, UK’s properly labeled “Duck Boy” Michael Williams to a referee Kieran McCann 40-36 points win. burke jumps out to 1-0 while Williams quacks back to 2-16.