October 25, 2014
October 25, 2014
Paul Butler

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1.30am: That’s a wrap, folks. And since the clocks go back an hour, I’m actually writing to you from an hour in the past. Mind blown.

1.28am: Crisp work from Lewis outpoints Alexander 40-36 after four rounds.

1.14am: There is one last bout after all, Steven Lewis versus “The” Fonz Alexander on now.

1.13am: Gomez wins 40-36.

1.10am: The cold night air blows through the Echo as they dismantle the arena. Gomez manfully hammers Hussain in the ribs.

1.00am: One way traffic for the most part for Hussain as Gomez presses forward. A few hardy souls wearing sombreros remain in the arena. Team Gomez I presume.

12.55am: Michael Gomez Jnr versus Qasim Hussain should be the last bout of the evening now. Scheduled for four rounds.

12.53am: And Podusovs wins 58-57 after going toe-to-toe with Fagan.

12.48am: Matty Fagan and Andrejs Podusovs are engaged in an absolute war. Sixth and last round now.

12.25am: It may be late but there are three more bouts scheduled. Matty Fagan in the ring now.

12.20am: The bout goes the full 12 rounds. Mathews wins a wide unanimous decision.

12.10am: Dingsdale puts in a sprightly showing in the 10th round but he’ll need to do something special to turn the fight his way. Two rounds to go…

11.52pm: Into round six and Dingsdale is still in the fight. But Mathews is using his jab well to control affairs.

11.43pm: Derry Mathews scrambled Adam Dingsdale with a left hook in the second round. But Dingsdale makes it through the session. Into round four…

11.12pm: Paul Butler stages a 10 round masterclass, cycling through his full repertoire to outpoint Ismael Garnica. The Mexican showed remarkable resilience to survive the onslaught and the final bell.

10.10pm: Liam Smith bossed Hungary’s  Zoltan Sera, even though the Briton sustained a nasty cut by his right eye, he punished Sera with a left hook to the body and put the Hungarian out of his misery in the third round.

9.47pm: Chris Eubank Jnr showboated, got the crowd cheering and jeering and, remembering to box himself, took out Omar Siala in two rounds to remain on course for his showdown with Billy Joe Saunders on November 29 in London.

9.16pm: Stalker had battled back bravely but in the eighth round the left hand that had troubled Tom all evening wobbled him back. Catterall attacked and the referee halted Stalker with 12 seconds left in the round.

8.59pm: Jack Catterall is in command against Tom Stalker after putting him down in both the first and second rounds.

8.24pm: Kevin Satchell’s hard work is rewarded with a majority decision and the European flyweight title after a tough fight.

7.41pm: An accidental clash of heads cuts Yanchy by his left eye.

7.37pm: Kevin Satchell’s European title shot at Valery Yanchy is underway. The shape of Yanchy’s nose suggests the champion is hittable.

7.19pm: At the start of the second round hot prospect Liam Williams, from Wales, floors Stepan Hovarth for the count. A body shot did the damage.

6.37pm: Liverpool’s Jazza Dickens was in spiteful form, dropping feisty Georgie Gachechiladze in the first round and landing a vicious combination to prompt a stoppage in the second round. Dickens should be on course for another shot at the British super-bantamweight title.

6.24pm: Paul Butler watches stablemate Mason Cartwright take a dominant four-round points win over Duane Green, a pro debut for Cartwright too.

6pm: Michael Joynson impressed on his professional debut, demolishing Alex Bazza in 34 seconds.

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