Aberdeen’s Lee McAllister made a successful defence of his Commonwealth lightweight title with a unanimous points win over Ghana‘s Samuel Amoako at the Bellahouston Leisure Centre in Glasgow last night.
The judges scores all in favor of McAllister were, Phil Edwards 116-112 – Howard John Foster 117-112 – John Keane 117-112, it was a good showing from the fast improving ‘Aberdeen Assassin’. the first Aberdonian to headline a show in the west of Scotland.
McAllister, 27, with a record now of 31-2 won the Commonwealth crown by defeating Godfriend Sowah in June and has since defended the crown with a seventh round stoppage of fellow Scot Charlie Paul King.
McAllister with a large crowd following him down from the North East of Scotland, for this is third defence, just didnt seem to get going in the fight against the African boxer, who had a supposed record of 22 fights with 21 wins, he won the Ghanaian lightweight title in 2008 and has been living and training in London.
The Red mohikan haired McAllister built up a tidy lead by the midway point, having a good third and fifth round, when Amoako was shook up by a good right hand, McAllister didn’t capitalise on it.
But a brave Amoako found an extra gear in the seventh and the inspired challenger came back into the fight pushing the champion all the way.
McAllister suffered a minor cut in the seventh, but it was small enough to keep under control by his corner. The cut didn’t seem to worry him, although he did lose his way a little in the next few rounds giving away ground to Amoako.
McAllister composed himself coming out for the eleventh and began to dictate and find his range and rythm again, this fight had 12 rounds written all over it, with none of the tried fighters ever looking in real trouble in a some-what of a lack-luster fight.
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