O'Maison & Prospere Share the Spoils at York Hall


Sam O'Maison & Kay Prospere battled to a stalemate on Saturday night as an entertaining contest was determined a draw with the English Super-Lightweight title on the line.


O'Maison who was making his York Hall debut made the first defence of his title after stopping Kevin Hooper in the 3rd round last year, faced off against Prospere who had only ever come up short once in his professional career when fighting for the Southern Area Lightweight Title.

In a main event that didn't disappoint, the styles of both Super-Lightweights gelled perfectly in a contest which offered a lot to a blaring York Hall crowd.

With rounds that went backwards and forwards many fans weren't surprised at the judges decision despite a roaring support for Prospere throughout the contest. O'Maison arguably started stronger as the much younger fighter but was soon tagged several times by Prospere towards the middle of the fight with both boxers exchanging on several occasions.

However, the fight didn't come without controversy as O'Maison was warned by Referee Marcus McDonnell on more than one occasion regarding low blows without receiving a points deduction which many thought was deserved after the first warning.

Making matters worse, if a point had been taken away from O'Maison, Prospere would have respectively been awarded the points victory thus taking the English Super-Lightweight title home.

Linus Udofia stops Darren Codona, sets up English Middleweight Title fight

After suffering a frustrating period of his career over the last few months, Linus Udofia became the first man to stop Darren Codona to move to 13-0 as well as become mandatory for the English Middleweight title.

In a dominant performance, the Luton based fighter dropped Codona in the 3rd round and twice in the 7th, forcing the Referee to intervene.

Fighting for that title next, Reece Cartwright & Jack Cullen will go to war over 10 rounds on the 11th of May with the winner having to face Udofia afterwards.

Other results of the night included:

Adrian Martin (9-0) lost the 10th fight of his professional career to former Southern Area champ Jumanne Camero (6-3) in a 6 round contest.

Light-Heavyweight Duane Sinclair (9-0) moved to 10-0 after dispatching Tayar Mehmed (7-34) inside 3 rounds.

Brad Watson (11-2) made short work of Georgi Georgiev (7-12) stopping the Bulgarian inside a round.

Lightweight Jack Newham (4-1) defeated Antonio Horvatic (10-54) over 4 rounds.

Impressive prospect Dana Zaxo came through a tough test against Norbert Szekeres (18-71)

Ziggy Macauley & Kane Cantell were both victorious on their debuts.


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