Issue | Premium | Reports | Jul 08 2019

Former amateur champ Chez Nihell takes first stoppage win as a pro

Chez Nihell goes 2-0 while David Birmingham wins farewell fight. Will Hale reports from ringside
Chez Nihell
Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
Southsea • July 5

PORTSMOUTH’s David Birmingham convincingly won his farewell fight atop an Atlantic Promotions card on the South Pier as he bested Kingsteignton’s Jamie Speight by 58-56 over six-threes on referee Chas Coakley’s card.

Birmingham showed an excellent engine and workrate for a 38-year-old. He managed to negate his height disadvantage and get into range well to launch sharp aggressive clusters. Speight, a wily and experienced campaigner himself, kept the sessions interesting by trying to pick Birmingham off as he came in but the former footballer exhibited excellent defensive head movement.

Subscribe now to keep reading

We're chuffed you’re enjoying our website, but I'm afraid you need to be a subscriber to read this story.

As a subscriber you'll get access to all online content, including weekly issues - you can opt for digital only or print and digital - plus an online archive of weekly digital editions back to January 2012.

You'll also be helping to support our editorial independence so we can continue to get to the heart of the stories that truly matter to you, the reader. Every subscription we secure will go directly to ensuring that Boxing News retains its voice for many years to come.

If you're not ready to subscribe there are plenty of free articles on the site you can enjoy by registering

To enjoy premium content such as this story, and to get the weekly issue you will need to subscribe

Got an account? Sign in

 

Boxing News Shop