|Stuey Hall still Champion|
The finish finally came at the end of the 10th, when Hall stepped cleverly around a tired Power to land a huge left hook, followed by a crunching right, left combination and the referee had seen enough, to the arguments of Powers corner, but on reflection I’m sure they will see it was perfectly timed.
|Jeffries back to the draw-ing board|
Another local fighter, 2006 commonwealth Bronze medalist Tony Jeffries drew his eighth professional fight 77-77 against Michael Banbula in an awful contest that never lived upto the hype the pro Jeffries crowd had reved up prior, in support of the local Mackem man.
“I thought I won it even though I fought terrible,” Jeffries told Sky Sports after the fight. “I pulled a muscle in my bicep two weeks ago and only trained for six rounds.
“I was told it was a six-round fight beforehand and couldn’t believe it when they asked me to do another two.
“It was the first time I’ve been cut in a fight, and it was dripping into my eye and blurring my vision.
“I need to work on my stamina and I need to make sure I can go eight rounds.” added Jeffries.
Also on the undercard
Nigel Wright won the vacant English light-welterweight title with a win over Dean Harrison, but had to climb off the canvas in the seventh round after a peach of a left hook from Harrison. Apart from the knockdown, Wright did enough to take the fight and the title in the end winning the fight by scores of 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93 on the judges scorecards.