Issue | Premium | Reports | Jun 11 2019

Brad Pauls wins his first title

Brad Pauls knocks out Darren Codona. Simon Euan Smith reports from ringside
Brad Pauls
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Bethnal Green • June 8

BRAD PAULS captured the vacant Southern Area middleweight title in style, despatching Guildford’s Darren Codona in the third of a scheduled 10-rounder at York Hall.

Codona was trapped on the ropes, and a two-fisted burst, finishing with a right to the head, put him down for “eight.” Pauls’ follow-up quickly had him down again, in a neutral corner – he made it up at “nine” but was still unsteady, and referee Lee Cook counted him out after one minute 23 seconds.

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