27th February 2012
|Cleverly still champ – By Al Stevenson|
Frankie Gavin vs Kevin McIntyre – 8×3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest
|Gavin jabs to McIntyre’s body, text book shot! – By Al Stevenson|
|Back with a bang! – Funtime is smiling again! – By Al Stevenson|
|Liam Smith lands a jab on Paul Morby – By Al Stevenson|
|Team Liam Smith – Anthony Crolla, Dean Powell, Joe Gallagher, Liam Smith, Callum Smith, Stephen Smith, Paul Smith Snr. – By Al Stevenson|
town boy Francis Robinson walks in to a good reception at the Cardiff
Arena. He doesn’t disappoint the hometown crowd by working the jab and
rolling well to get inside McKray. Robinson stays on top across the four
rounds and is awarded the victory.
Lewis Rees vs Tony Pace – 6×3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest
men came out of their corners with intent, trading blow toe to toe in a
hugely entertaining competitive opening period of the round one. This
continued for the rest of the round but a good combination from Rees
wobbled Pace at the end of the round. The Snake hung on a made it
through to the end of the round. Pace emerged from his corner at the
start of the second clearly still shaken, struggling to steady his legs.
However he continued to make life difficult for Rees and an
entertaining few rounds followed. Both men traded heavy blows for the
remainder of the fight however Rees always looked on top, and was
awarded the victory after 6 rounds.
Craig Evans vs Marc Callaghan – 6×3 Minute Rounds Super-Featherweight Contest
started extremely fast punishing Callaghan for the whole of the first
round. Clinging on as the round came to an end the doctor deemed that
Callaghan was in no fit state to continue due to an injured shoulder and
Evans was declared the winner.
Enzo Maccarinelli vs Ciaran Healy – 8×3 Minute Rounds Cruiserweight Contest
works the jab well though the first round, but the gallant Healy
absorbs the pressure early on. Healy takes a tumble from some good shots
from Maccarinelli. Healy gets to his feet promptly on the three count.
Under the pressure Healy tries to brawl his way out, but Maccarinelli
continues to work the body well and sends Healy to the canvas again soon
after. Unable to deal with a flurry of punches from Maccarinelli the
referee steps in a puts an end to the contest at the end of the second
round, deeming that Healy was in no fit state to continue.
Photographs courtesy of Al Stephenson