Mo Prior’s Priority Boxing returned to York Hall on Saturday night, providing a classic small hall showing of talent, some of whom will be looking to make big statements in the sport come 2020.
Heavyweight Ryan ‘Run Em Over’ Charles continued his destructive form in his 3rd fight of 2019, winning via the 1st knockout of his career to come in the opening round.
Local favorite Davis Pagan returned to the ring for the first time since February, scoring a knockdown en-route to victory over Geiboord Omier.
Speaking to ESBR immediately after the fight, Pagan spoke about his performance, the reason for his inactivity & plans for 2020.
Reception of the night was saved for Libyan Light-Heavyweight Malik Zinad who had brought a decent contingent with him for what turned out to be a short-lived contest.
After what could be described as an anti-climax of a 1st round, Zinad turned the heat up on Michal Gazdik at the very start of the 2nd, clearly not interested in letting the contest last for the 8 rounds that it was scheduled for.
Hitting Gazdik with a huge cluster of shots, the Slovakian wasn’t given much of a choice but to go down rather than receive more punishment and chose not to meet the Referee’s count of 10 with the majority of the round still to come.
Accompanied to the ring by Shane McGuigan, it’s unknown whether this is a permanent fixture or not.
Debutant Jermaine Constantine Williams produced a steady 1st performance of his career, landing the most effective punches throughout the 4 round contest against testing opponent Fernando Valencia.
Accompanied by British Boxing legend & Father Chris Eubank, Super-Lightweight Nathanael Wilson won the 10th fight of his professional career to improve his record to 8-1-1 with Sr watching from ringside.
Coming up against Welshman Rhys Saunders, Wilson controlled the majority of the fight, getting caught by Saunders occasionally.
Now, 31 and with 4 wins on the bounce, Wilson may look to progress into title contention soon after what has been a stop-start career.
Anesu ‘Bad News’ Twala made his first appearance inside a boxing ring for over a year since suffering the first defeat of his pro career.
Coming up short via a point decision against David Birmingham in September 2018, Twala returned against journeyman Dylan Draper and looked impressive in doing so, being on the right end of a point decision this time.