Marcus Morrison is again with a win, Callum Thompson makes his professional debut and there is a nightmare begin for Anthony Phythian. Andy Whittle stories from Manchester
HAVING been outpointed over 10 by Chris Eubank Jr up the highway at Manchester Enviornment in Could, Hattersley middleweight Marcus Morrison returned to successful methods on this nicely attended Kieran Farrell promotion at Bowlers Exhibition Centre on Friday (August 20), easing to a shut-out 4 spherical success over Lydney’s Lewis van Poetsch.
It was a 140th paid outing for fashionable Gloucester man “Poochi” who wanted to have his wits about him proper from the off, a truth made extra obvious when Marcus adopted in an preliminary jab with a pair of weighty overhand rights. Lewis nodded and saved a decent guard and he would have been relieved when a purposeful left within the second session fell a whisker in need of its supposed goal.
Whereas Marcus probably had a number of extra gears in reserve ought to he have chosen to make use of them, he saved the tempo regular permitting Lewis, bleeding barely from the nostril, to likelihood the odd enterprise onto the entrance foot within the second half. This one was solely ever going to have one final result although and Bury referee John Latham didn’t have to verify his scorecard on the end.
The identical official was in control of a six between Colwyn Bay’s unbeaten Gerome Warburton and Middleton’s Darryl Sharp which completed 60-55 in favour of the previous however, in reality, it was a very good deal nearer than the rating would possibly counsel with tattooed Sharp, all the time aggressive, discovering the goal with a number of heavy single pictures within the early rounds. Each boxers bled from the nostril.
Nominal invoice topper was a six between Ruthin’s Sion Yaxley and one other road-warrior within the guise of Islington’s Jordan Grannum, the Welshman, impressing and in cost all through, taking each spherical on the cardboard of Preston referee Jamie Kirkpatrick. A number of would possibly nicely have wilted below related strain, particularly when the tempo elevated within the second half, however Grannum is fabricated from stern stuff. He definitely earned his cash although.
Former GB newbie Callum Thompson managed proceedings from begin to end in his debut six in opposition to Derbyshire’s Lee Connelly and was duly rewarded with Mr Latham scoring him a 60-54 winner. Skilled by Joe Gallagher and beforehand an newbie with the Tower Hill membership in Kirkby, Merseyside, southpaw Thompson didn’t rush, lower off the ring from an early stage and stayed sufficiently out of attain for the skilled Connelly to answer with any regularity. Having banked a debut victory the person dubbed “The Tank” goes once more on the Copper Field in a few weeks.
The six-round present opener, overseen by Mr Kirkpatrick, resulted in a 60-54 success for Middleton’s Connor Lynch whose quick palms and skill to search out the gaps and rating commonly to the physique quickly had “Celtic Cobra” Seamus Devlin back-pedalling.
Manchester’s Anthony Phythian had a nightmare debut, lasting just a bit over two minutes in opposition to Irlam’s Ryan Hibbert who had gained simply as soon as in 13 earlier outings. The scheduled 4 was nonetheless in its preliminary feeling out phases with the bald-headed Phythian edging ahead behind the jab when a clubbing mixture robbed him of his senses, a follow-up burst sending him over. The primary-timer managed to haul himself upright however was betrayed by unsteady legs and nonetheless doing the dance of a drunk when referee Kirkpatrick accomplished his depend with 49 seconds of the opener nonetheless to run.
Salford debutant Alex Murphy was urged on by a small military of noisy followers and he gave them loads of trigger for celebration by handing Westbrook’s Ricky Leach one thing of a hammering en-route to a shut-out 40-36 victory. I did marvel, greater than as soon as, if Murphy could be on for an early evening and referee Mr Latham appeared to be on the verge of intervening on a number of events however the customer from Kent, while bested by a substantial margin, hung in, saved coming out the odd single shot by the use of reply, and made it by way of to the end.
There have been 40-36 wins too for Lincolnshire first-timer Craig Brewin and for closely tattooed Bury light-heavy Ben Ridings, Stamford’s Brewin, easing to victory over skilled Braintree welter Dylan Draper and Ridings, on the entrance foot and sustaining a very good tempo all through, doing likewise in one thing of an area derby in opposition to taller Bolton puncher Ben Thomas. Third man in each contests was Mr Kirkpatrick.
The Verdict A welcome return to the Trafford Park venue after three and a half years away.