Shinny Bayaar retained his British flyweight title after a 12-round, hard fought draw against Ashley Sexton in Dagenham last night, but surely deserved to have had his hand raised has the winner, in what turned out to be a bloody tough encounter.
Sexton 22, came into the fight with just nine professional fights behind him, all wins, and was the bookies favorite, to claim the title from the Mongolian born Bayaar, who was making the first defence of the title.
British Boxers had the fight scored at 116-113 in favor of the champion Bayaar, we gave Sexton a share of the 4th, but up until the ninth round, he had done very little in terms of breaking down the tough Bayaar, and was constantly getting caught with shots coming in and out of range.
An early accidental head butt in the nose of Sexton, seemed to throw him off a bit, but there was no doubt that Bayaar had done his homework on the young cocky Chestnut fighter and was successful with his right hook, straight left down the middle that confused Sexton who was continually walking onto the shots.
Sexton, began to look more and more like the sudden jump up in class to British title level had come a little too soon, and the unorthodox style of veteran Bayaar, and was Sexton looked ill experienced enough to suss out and change is plan or adapt to the southpaws attacks.
In the ninth round Sexton came out like a completely different fighter to the tentative one from the prior 8 rounds, he jumped on Bayaar from the start, almost throwing caution to the wind and began to catch the Oldham based Mongolian with telling shots, a clash of heads and a bad cut on Bayaars right eyelid, fanned the flames of both and now we had a fight on our hands.
Sexton either realising that he had lost nearly every round prior, or he felt comfortable realising he could go the championship distance, or indeed got his second wind, was a different boxer for the remainder of the fight and we had him winning the last 4 rounds, if not by shear work rate and dogged courage, but the better punches were landing.
With blood flowing from a deep gash above his right eye, Bayaar was forced into survival mode in the closing rounds, grimacing with pain and attempting to keep the cut away from the burrowing attacks of Sexton as the two fought to a standstill, the rough nature of the final round saw Bayaar pick up another cut under his left eye.
Both raised there hands at the final bell believing they had won the fight, but Bayaar had surely done enough to win it from his early work in the fight, when the scorecards were read out and both the fighters arms were raised aloft, most pundits disagreed and had Bayaar a clear winner.
The scores were 116-112 Bayyaar, 112-116 Sexton??? and 114-114 the draw.
Result a draw Bayaar retains the British flyweight title as a result, but a proposed September rematch already looks like being on the cards, speaking on Facebook Sexton somewhat disappointed in letting down his fans.
“I’m not to happy with the result no one likes to draw, but me and Shinny will be fighting in a rematch in September, so I will put things right and make sure I start where I left off”
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