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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
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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.

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