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Ben Capps claims the spoils

Ben Capps beats late sub Taka Bembere, writes Andy Whittle
Ben Capps
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Eccles • July 26

PROFESSIONAL boxing made its debut at state-of-the-art AJ Bell Stadium on the very banks of the Manchester Ship Canal with this five-bout show, which saw not a round being dropped in the evening’s two six-rounders.

Tattooed Manchester lightweight Ben Capps claimed the spoils against Oldham’s naturally lighter late sub Taka Bembere while Glossop super-lightweight Adam Hague did likewise against far more experienced opposition in the shape of Worcester’s Michael “Mad Man” Mooney.

Zimbabwe-born Bembere switched this way and that, not always successfully, in an attempt to evade Ben’s advances. While never in particularly big trouble, he finished with a bump above the left eye after heads clashed late on.