23rd September 2012
|John Thain remains unbeaten @john_thain|
Interview with Scott Harrison
Always exciting Edinburgh Light Middleweight prospect John Thain (11st 3lbs) improved his record to (8-0 1Ko) by winning a tough 6×3 verdict over Barnsley’s Lee Noble (11st 8lbs). Thain (pic above left) started the fight with numerous piston like jabs and his usual high work rate. Noble though had success with his right in the opener as it took only 1 punch to bloody the nose of the popular Filipino / Scot.
Sedgefield’s Bradley Saunders (144 lbs 12 oz) made quick work of his Slovakian opponent and Tong Po lookalike Ivan Godor (14l lbs 4 oz) by knocking Godor down 3 times in the 3rd round to up his record to (4-0 2Ko’s). Straight right hands were Godor’s downfall as Saunders landed some cracking lead rights throughout the fight. The 2nd Knockdown in fact was a beautiful counter punch by Saunders who simply took a half step back before landing his bomb. Godor did well to get up. It was all over 1.25 into the round as Saunders blasted a quick left right combo that floored the Slovakian for the 3rd time. Referee Ritchie Davies immediately waved the fight off. Godor complained but was well beaten. His record now falling to (9-24-4 4Ko’s).
Steven Simmons (14st 3lbs) the Edinburgh Cruiserweight got a decent workout from durable Bulgarian Tayor Mehmed also (14st 3lbs) winning every round on Referee Kenny Pringles card( 60-54). Simmons worked hard enough during the fight but at no time seemed to be able to move Mehmed (5-20-2 1Ko) who in 27 fights had only been stopped once. With new co-trainer Paul Weir in his corner Simmons won every round easy although he looked very one paced. Maybe a step up opposition will bring out the best in the Edinburgh fighter who’s record now reads (6-0 2Ko’s).
Glasgow’s Jon Slowey won for the 11th time in a row taking a 4×3 decision (40-37) on Phil Edwards card over Hungarian Tibor Meszros (125lbs 12oz). Southpaw Slowey (129lbs) must now move up his class of opposition as he is easily defeating fighters at this level. The best of the action in this fight came in the 2nd round as Slowey staggered Meszaros with a well placed left hand to the chin forcing Referee Phil Edward to take a close look. Meszaros had a go in the final round but found his Glaswegian opponent just too good in every department.
In another Super Featherweight clash Barlornock’s Michael Roberts (9st 7lbs) looked nice and poised as he fought off Redcar’s Gavin Reid (9st 7lbs) over 4x3s. Roberts is another Scottish fighter who is now ready for a step up in class as he won every round on Referee Kenny Pringles card (40-36). What impressed some of the ringside press was Roberts patience and his defence, attributes that will stand him in good stead as he moves up. Fighting behind a high guard and fast jab Roberts bloodied Reid’s nose early in the 2nd but again Roberts was content to box his way to an easy victory. With the win Roberts moves to ( 10-0 1Ko). Reid falls to (6-16-1 3Ko’s).
Controversial fight of the night belonged to Old Colwyn’s Lee Quinn (10st 7lbs) who upset Symingtons Sammy Hill (10st 7lbs) over 4×3 at Light welter. Referee Kenny Pringle scored the fight (39-38) to Quinn with Hill’s big following jeering with disgust as the verdict was read out. Hill was the the man pushing Quinn back in this fight although he wasn’t letting his hands go. This gave Quinn a chance to score with some sneaky right and left hooks inside. My card read (39-37) Hill although there wasn’t much of a complaint at the end by the fighter who on this occasion didn’t fight at his best. Quinn now improves to (2-1-1 1Ko). Hill loses for the first time in 5 (4-1).
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