FURY UNLEASHED AT THE YORK HALL AS NEW AREA CHAMPIONS ARE CROWNED



Despite worldwide concerns regarding the Corona Virus, Goodwin Boxing went ahead with their York Hall show on Saturday night which contained 3 southern area title fights.


All entertaining in their own way, three of the fights ended via stoppage victories as well as a hard-fought points win between two game cruiserweights.


Title Fights


Jose Lopes vs Iain Martell – Vacant Southern Area Cruiserweight Title


Taking the early rounds with ease, Martell seemed to storm into the lead on most of the publics' scorecards before Lopes firstly came out of his shell and then persuaded Martell to trade blows on a regular basis.


However, despite a more competitive 2nd half of the fight, Lopes was unable to do enough to claw the fightback on the official scorecard with many surprised that a scorecard as close as 97-95 was given, all be it to Martell who took home the first title of his career.



Davis Pagan vs Sean Phillips – Vacant Southern Area Middleweight Title


Peacock Gym fighter Sean Phillips won the first title of his career in brutal style, stopping Davis Pagan in the first round.


Aggressive from the get-go, Phillips seemed to hurt a shocked Pagan instantly before dropping the Essex man halfway through the first round leaving Pagan visibly shaken.


To his credit, Pagan successfully beat the count but didn’t do enough to convince the Referee to allow the contest to continue as Phillips wheeled away in celebration.


Dean Richardson vs Konrad Stempkowski – Vacant Southern Area Super Welterweight Title


Dominating from the start, Dean Richardson who was the only boxer to arrive at York Hall already a champion that night, successfully defended his title against the extremely tough Konrad Stempkowski.


Making a real effort to end the fight early and making Stempkowski look unsteady at times, Richardson continued to dominate, hitting his opponent with a variety of headshots throughout the contest.


Continuing to take punishment, a final onslaught from Richardson encouraged the Referee to halt proceedings in the seventh round as the 24-year-old recorded his fourth stoppage in a row.


Non-Title Fights


Joe Roswell vs Jamie Speight – Super Featherweight


Backed by 100+ fans for his professional debut, debutant Joe Roswell showed no sign of nerves in his first contest, giving the experienced Jamie Speight plenty of trouble throughout the four-round contest.