23rd January 2012

Prizefighter champion Glen Foot
After his winning Prizefighter exploits, Sunderland’s Glenn
Foot
is in line for a short break and then some exciting future fights,
according to manager Phil Jeffries.
 
On Saturday January 19, at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, the Mackem
welterweight tore through the opposition to win the eight-man, knock out
tournament, taking his ledger to 10-0 (5) and acquiring a legion of new
admirers in the process.
 
Foot, 25, set out his stall by stopping Stourbridge’s previously
unbeaten Steven Pearce in the second round of his quarter-final bout,
before taking on Rotherham prospect Chad Gaynor in a thrilling
semi-final contest.
 

Aggressive from the outset, Glenn had Gaynor hurt in the first
session before the 21-year-old rallied, showed his mettle and caught
Foot flush himself in the second.  Ultimately the North East man’s
relentless pressure and punch output told, with the judges awarding him a
unanimous victory – and a £32,000 showdown with Welsh puncher Dale
Evans.
 
Showing he’s more than just a one-trick-pony, Foot elected to box
against the Welshman for the first two stanzas of the final, before
getting drawn into a war in the last.  A well-paced body shot from Evans
had the Wearsider gasping as the final bell neared, but Foot gritted
his teeth, saw it through, and claimed a split-decision verdict, along
with the Prizefighter trophy.
 
“He was fantastic,” stated Jeffries afterwards, “and I was telling everyone beforehand he would win. 
“We’ll let him enjoy a rest and then we’ll sit down after that and take it from there. 
“I’d like to go to the British Boxing Board though and try and get
him an eliminator [for the British title] at either welter or
light-welter because we think he can make 10 stone.
 
“Chad Gaynor’s a good fighter and if the money was right we could do
it again,” explained Phil, when asked about a future potential rematch
with the Yorkshireman, “but I think Chad needs Glenn more than the other
way around and we’ve got bigger fish to fry now.”
 
By John Hannen
North East Fight Scene

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