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Hosea Burton shakes off the rust

Hosea Burton takes his sixth straight win since losing the British light-heavyweight title. Terry Dooley sees the action from ringside
Hosea Burton
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Bolton • July 6

IT WAS a night of routine results with Manchester’s Hosea Burton registering his second six-round decision win in a row, beating Riga’s Edgars Sniedze by a margin of 60-54 on referee Jamie Kirkpatrick’s card.

“The Hammer” registered his sixth straight victory since losing his British light-heavyweight title to Frank Buglioni in a thriller back in December 2016. The opposition has been modest thus far, so he will no doubt hope to crank things up a notch as he bids to get back into contention.

It was Burton’s first outing of 2019 so there was naturally a bit of ring rust in the early going. He recently spent some time training with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas – and shares his cousin’s innate boxing ability as evidenced by good movement, a solid jab, and his ability to adapt to his opponent’s style.