ESBR returned to York Hall for the first time in 2019 to witness a Southern Area title classic between Jez Smith & Samuel Antwi courtesy of British Warriors Boxing Promotions.
In a fight that was scheduled for 10 rounds, Smith took most of the early rounds leaving Antwi dazzled at times. However, as the championship fight progressed and as both fighters decided to trade, it was Antwi who rose to the occasion.
After suffering the first defeat of his career last year via 2nd round knockout, Antwi scored a total of 4 knockdowns in rounds 7 & 8 before Smith’s corner inevitably threw in the towel as Smith was down for a 4th and final time.
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Super-Lightweight Mason Smith sailed to 3-0, defeating Naheem Chaudhry in the process. The Londoner plans to fight again in either April or May.
After over a year out of the ring, Ollie ‘Punch Perfect’ Pattison returned in a 4 round contest at Super-Middleweight rather than at Light-Heavyweight. After some time out of the ring, the 29 year old wants a busy year as well as titles.
Finally, lightweight prospect Jeff Ofori extended his unbeaten record to 9-0, dispatching of Jordan Ellison over 6 rounds. After capturing the Southern Area title in the last of his 5 fights last year, Ofori plans to defend his belt before moving onto bigger things later in the year.