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Josh Wale and Tommy Frank take quick wins

Josh Wale only needs a round to finish Ekow Wilson. Andy Whittle reports from ringside
Josh Wale
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Sheffield • July 5

WITH a defence of his Commonwealth super-flyweight title shelved due to the visa problems of his prospective opponent, Sheffield’s Tommy Frank was forced to settle instead for a scheduled 10-rounder at Ponds Forge against Tanzanian John Chuwa.

A couple of months earlier Chuwa had completed that very distance in Glasgow before being unanimously outpointed by home favourite Ross Murray.

Early doors and in the face of some heavy incoming, it seemed the African might just go the way of Ghana’s Ekow Wilson (see below) when three right uppercuts prior to a follow-up downstairs in the third had him in trouble. He was counted by referee Mike Alexander when only the ropes prevented him going down in a neutral corner and did well to see out the remainder of the session as Tommy stormed forward in search of victory.