Terry Dunstan (right)
Terry Dunstan won the vacant English cruiserweight title when his opponent Sunderland’s Dave Dolan, withdrawing from the fight, at the end of the sixth round due to an injury.

Dunstan (pictured), the former British and European champion, started faster and troubled Dolan all night long with uppercuts. Dolan was in serious trouble in round four, going down for a count of eight, after taking a Dunstan uppercut flush on the chin. Dave was also over for another count of eight in round one but this looked, as Dolan insisted, more of a slip.

Dolan (14st 3½lbs) fought bravely throughout but was never really able to seriously trouble the Londoner who threw the heavier more hurtful shots. Afterwards Dave, sporting a bruised right bicep, revealed that he had hurt his arm in the second round and was unable to use it as the fight wore on.

Terry was magnanimous in victory, commending Dolan on the fight and wishing him well for the future. Dunstan will now be looking for a British title shot in 2011.
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undercard:

Glenn Foot (10st 8lbs) from Sunderland destroyed debutant opponent, Dwayne Grimes (10st 3lbs), in less than a round. Foot, menacing and aggressive from before the first bell, simply had too much power for Grimes. The contest was waved off at one minute and 12 seconds of the first. Foot is now 2-0 (2).

Paul Archer (10st 4lbs) made a successful debut outpointing Nuneaton’s Kristian Laight (10st 3¼lbs) over four rounds. Archer looked in great condition and worked the head and body of Laight well. Referee Andrew Wright scored all four rounds for Archer.

Neil Hepper (10st 3½lbs) from Darlington easily outpointed Manchester’s Damien Turner (10st 4lbs) over six two minute rounds. Turner was down for a count in round four, and Hepper’s speed was just too much for him. Hepper, now 2-0, won by a 60-53 scorecard.

Martin Ward (9st ¼lbs), now 9-1 (1), outworked Delroy Spencer (8st 8¼lbs) over four three minute rounds to earn himself a score of 40-36 from referee Graeme Williams.

For a full report see this week’s copy of Boxing News magazine.