LIGHTWEIGHT Liam Berrisford from just up the road in Meir stepped up not only the class of his opposition but to eight rounds for the first time at Kings Hall. He was able to celebrate a 77-75 points win at the conclusion of what turned out to be a close yet largely uneventful contest against Seaham battler Jordan Ellison, who won’t be too pleased at having sustained a cut to the right eyebrow in the penultimate session. Solihull’s Chris Dean refereed.
Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s wildly popular Rhasian Earlington scored a 60-55 success over London cruiser Ossie Jervier in a decent back-and-forth fight. The pick of the action came in a thrilling fifth that saw them take it in turn to pummel each other on the ropes. Earlington finished the sixth strongly, affording himself a grin in the closing seconds.
Jamal Le Doux of Hanley forced referee Kevin Parker to step in 73 seconds into the third of a scheduled six against Manchester’s Iranian-born Taha Mirhosseini who, having been wobbled as early as the first, had been down five times in total, two of those occasions necessitating a count from the Newark official. Mirhosseini was well and truly bested.