Pattinson Stops Jenkins In A War!
By: Steve Morrow
March 18th, Utilita Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom: Leading an Eddie Hearn - Matchroom Boxing bill streamed live on DAZN Alnwick, Northumberland, UK, Cyrus Pattinson took home the vacant WBA International Welterweight title with a ninth round war-like TKO stoppage of Garnant, Wales, Chris 'Rok'n'Rolla' Jenkins.
Getting right to business the southpaw, Pattinson and the tough 'Rok'n'Rolla' went right to work settling down in a phone booth confrontation with the 28-year-old, Pattinson out lasting and breaking down the 34-year-old Welshman pushing the fight to a slowing ninth round where Jenkins trainer had seen enough throwing in the towel precipitating the inevitable, TKO stoppage at 1:34 of the ninth round.
Pattinson with his sights set on major step showdown with 19-0, 7Ko’s fellow countryman, BBBofC British, Commonwealth Boxing Council. IBF European and WBC International Silver Welterweight champion Ekow “The Engine” Essuman moves to 6-0, 4Ko’s as Jenkins winless in his last three drops to 23-7-3, 8Ko’s.
In the semi-main attraction Leeds, 23-year-old, Hopey “Drago” Price claimed the vacant WBA Continental Super Bantamweight title with a complete ten round unanimous decision over Pas-de-Calais, France’s, mostly passive, Thomas Masson.
The taller, longer, southpaw Price using an accurate jab had his way with the tight guarded Frenchman, methodically poking the 32-year-old to a one sided 100-90, 99-91, 98-92 unanimous decision win. Price improves to 10-0, 3Ko’s while the sleep walking Masson drops to 20-6-1, 7Ko’s.
In a pairing of unbeaten heavyweights, Warley, West Midlands, UK, Solomon “The Real Deal” Dacres took claim to the vacant BBBofC English title with a second round TKO stoppage of Newcastle, Tyne and Wear’s, Robert Ismay.
The taller, longer, Solomon, weathering some early Ismay pressure opened up in round two land a heavy combination opening the way to unanswered volley of punches inspiring referee Ron Kearney to stop the scheduled ten rounder at 2:04 of round two. Dacres advances to 6-0, 2Ko’s while the previously unbeaten Ismay slips to 11-1, 4Ko’s.
In an eight round welterweight bout, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, two-time Olympian and 2021 Olympic Silver Medalist, Pat McCormack, had his way out boxing, at times out slugging Roma, Lazio, Italy’s, Dario “Italian Trouble” Socci to a mildly protested referee Neil Close TKO stoppage at 2:12 of the eighth and final round. McCormack improves to 4-0, 3Ko’s as Socci, 2-2 in his last four fights falls to 15-8-2, 6Ko’s.
In an eight round lightweight bout, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, 27-year-old, southpaw, Calum French remained unbeaten out-boxing Seaham, County Durham, “soft touch” Jordan Ellison to a referee Ron Kearney scored 80-73 points win. French bumps up to 4-0, 1Ko as Ellison 1-11-1 in his last thirteen melts to 14-45-3, 1Ko.
In eight round middleweight action, West Rainton, Tyne and Wear, 23-year-old, Mark “Boo Warly” Dickinson moved to 5-0, 1Ko with a referee Neil Close scored 80-73 points win over Bury, Lancashire’s, Ben Ridings who winless in his last three falls to 5-4.
Eltham, 22-year-old, light flyweight, Maisey Rose Courtney dropped Cataluña, Spain’s, Buchra “Buxi” El Quaissi in round one of their scheduled four rounder enroute to a fan satisfying 40-35 points win. Courtney improves to 2-0 as the 40-year-old, El Quaissi winless in her last five falls to 3-5-3, 1Ko.
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 22-year-old, Adam Reichard punctuated his four round showcase lightweight bout dropping Oldbury, West Midlands, southpaw, Jahfieus Faure with a looping right hand in the final round for Dave Diamante announced 40-36 points win. Reichard improves to 2-0 as
His 37-year-old, “opponent” Faure slumps to 1-12-1.
Leicester, Leicestershire, 18-year-old, super bantamweight, Muhammed Ali, won his pro-debut with a four round 40-36 points win over Manchester, Lancashire, “pigeon” Sean Jackson. Ali kicks off with a soft 1-0 while Jackson winless in eight secures his opponent status at 0-7-1.
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