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Lawrence Osueke leads the way

Lawrence Osueke spearheads five Geordie wins at Stadium of Light, writes Roy Kelly from ringside
Lawrence Osueke
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Sunderland • July 14

NEWCASTLE wins at the Stadium of Light have been at a trickle for years but how they flowed at the Summer Rumble. Unbeaten light-heavyweight prospect Lawrence Osueke spearheaded the day of Geordie triumph at the annual outdoor spectacular at Sunderland AFC’s HQ.

Osueke oozed class when completing eight rounds for the first time with a shut-out 80-72 against game Cambridge fighter Gianni Antoh, referee Ron Kearney in charge.

Middlesbrough’s Simon Vallily, was due to go eight against Dorian Darch. Things were just starting to hot up when the Welshman was stopped at 2-10 of round two with a cut eye, giving victory to the ex-Commonwealth Games gold medallist, who is now campaigning at heavyweight. Mr Kearney refereed.