Issue | Premium | Reports | Jul 15 2019

Jazza Dickens too much for gutsy May

Jazza Dickens, Martin Murray, Terry Flanagan and more are in action. Andy Whittle reports from ringside
Jazza Dickens  |  Scott Rawsthorne/MTK Global
Liverpool • July 12

ALWAYS-popular James “Jazza” Dickens was two knockdowns to the good at Olympia but had to contend with a late fight back from never-say-die Aussie Nathaniel May before being crowned victorious.

Beaten only once, May looked headed for loss number two when, already down late in the fourth from a combination upstairs, he renewed his acquaintance with the canvas in the next session after walking onto a right in centre ring.

It turned out he was made of stern stuff and he had the better of the last three rounds to leave the scores looking a little more respectable. Jazza might well have slowed down the straight but his early superiority, coupled with those knockdowns, proved more than sufficient at the finish.


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