Saturday, 30 June 2012

Simpson Wins The War , Harrison Impressive

Boxing was back The famous Kelvin Hall in Glasgow last night as the close to capacity crowd came to see if Paul Appleby and John Simpson would serve up another war following on from their epic British Title fight in 2008. Add to that the return of Scotland's bad boy former 2 time WBO 126lb champ Scott Harrison making his long awaited comeback after 6 in a half years out of the ring.

The Appleby-Simpson fight was the main even though. The Celtic Super-Feather Title was up for grabs , Appleby (9st 4lbs) was making his first defence since winning the belt in March vs Stephen Ormond. The champion from South Queensferry took a razor this decision from Simpson in June 08 , THIS fight was to be a hell of alot different for the now fading 24 year old. Simpson (9st 3 3/4 lbs) looked in tremendous shape , his large and loud following from Greenock certainly added to the growing atmosphere as the 2 fighters started where they left off , Toe to toe from the first bell.

It only took less than a minute for Appleby's face to become reddened by perfectly picked combinations from Simpson , the uppercut being the main weapon as he was able to catch the Champion coming in. The pace was ferocious ,  Appleby had his successes too as he was able to land some decent left hooks to the body followed by the odd straight right hand. The second round saw the pace go even faster as Simpson rocked Appleby with a left hook early after another blistering combination. The third was closer though as the Champion began to march through the attacks from Simpson , again the body shots being Appleby's best punches. I gave Appleby this round on sheer determination alone even though he was still being caught with a lot of punches , HE simply just marched through them to land of more his own.

The difference in this fight was the Greenock's fighters defence , with a high guard he was able to see what Appleby throwing at him whilst countering with the straight right. Simpson began to angle his body to get more leverage into his punches thus leaving Appleby with a bloody nose. Another big round for Simpson. In the 5th Appleby was having a good round until he walked into another perfectly planted uppercut , this slowed Appleby down and for the first time the fight looked like it certainly wouldn't go the distance.

If you want to know what a face first fighter is then Appleby is your guy , there is no doubt the guy has heart but at 24 he looks a faded force after far too many hard fights at domestic level. As the 6th round began Appleby again to his credit kept marching forward. Simpson though kept calm and midway through the round he timed the on-rushing Appleby with a hard counter right. Down went the champion. Referee Howard Foster began his count , Appleby somehow made it up and was ready to go again. The end was near though as a massive clubbing right hand sent Appleby to the ground face first for the second knockdown of the fight , Howard Foster didn't even count as it was a heavy knockdown , Simpson had gained revenge as his fans went mad in the background , the time of stoppage was 2.25 of the 6th round. Simpson can now move on with his career at 130lbs although its very hard to see where young Paul Appleby goes from here , A long long rest anyway. Judges for this fight was Victor Loughlin , Ritchie Davies and Phil Edwards.

THE main support bout on this Boxnation show was the return of the "Real McCoy" Scott Harrison who was participating in his first fight since Guy Fawkes night way back in 2005. His opponent , late replacement Gyorgy Mizsei form Budapest Hungary was only 18 years of age but was unbeaten in 7 previous fights (3ko's). Harrison looked all business as he made his way to the ring , black robe , black shorts and the trademark scowl from his heyday was back. The reception Harrison got from the Glasgow fights fans was electric many coming to see if the former World Champion had anything left to give after being out so long.

Harrison 34 began the fight fast chasing his younger opponent around the ring. The former champions footwork looked excellent as he was able to trap Mizsei (9st 8 1/2lbs) on the ropes landing fast hard combinations. It was a fast pace probably faster than many expected , Harrison though looked in great shape and fighting at lightweight (9st 8 3/4 lbs) he seems to be a bit faster in both the hand and foot department.

The 2nd round was nearly the finisher for Harrison as his pressure was telling on his Hungarian opponent. A hard left to the body floored the visitor for the first knockdown of the fight. Referee Victor Loughlin gave Mizsei the 8 count but it wasn't long before another barrage of punches had Mizsei down again. The left hook to the body was the punch that was doing all the damage. Ref Loughlin took a long look at the Hungarian but allowed him to fight on Mizsei though was met with more fury from Harrison who was fighting like a man possessed. Another big left hook to the body floored Mizsei for the 3rd time but again he got up , took his 8 count and fought on. Tough kid.

At this stage the Glasgow crowd was going wild , i reckon the arena was about 90% full although the noise would match any Old Firm game up here. The 3rd saw Harrison continue with his assault , Mizsei was in full retreat mode as he began to run around ring. Round 3 was probably the quietest of the bout although Harrison was beginning to show his array of punches when he trapped Mizsei on the ropes.

Round 4 finally saw the Glasweigian catch up with his opponent as again Harrison chased Mizsei to the ropes battering away at the body and landing some impressive uppercuts. The end came at 1.30 when a clubbing right hand knocked down Mizsei for the 4th time. This time Referee Victor Loughlin waved the fight over Mizsei was on his feet but the 18 year old was taking a huge beating. Good Call by the ref.

Harrison looked good last night , he cut down the ring well , punched well in combination and fought at a sharp pace with an incredible sustained body attack. In his interview Scott says he wants a world title? , on this performance he looks not that far away although id like to see him in with a good European class fighter to see if he has it against a better caliber of opposition. So far so good though , The Real McCoy is BACK.

On the Televised  Alex Morrison promoted under card Edinburgh's Gary McMillan (11st 3 3/4lbs) scored a 6 rounds points win vs experienced West Midlander Kevin McCauley ( 11st 3lbs) in a light middleweight contest. After a slow first round McMillan 14-3-1 3ko's  exploded a big overhand left to floor his opponent in the 2nd round. From then on it was all one way traffic as McCauley began to back off. The Edinburgh fighter went for the KO in the last round but had to be happy with a 6 round decision from Referee Kenny Pringle who scored the fight 60-53 in McMillans favor.

Barlonock's  Michael Roberts ( 9st 8lbs) provided the 2nd TV fight for the viewers on Boxnation as he pounded out a 4 round win over late replacement Craig Johnson (9st 4lbs) from Chesterfield. Johnson was better than his 9-4 record suggested as his crude attacks were make unbeaten Roberts 8-0 think probably more than his 8 previous fights. These were 2 well matched fighters although Roberts cleaner counter punches were winning the rounds on my card. An Accidental use of the elbow cut Johnson in the 2nd , Roberts took this round with some nice hard shots to the body. The 3rd and 4th followed the same path with Johnson trying hard to ruff up Roberts , the Barlonock man though boxed nicely timing some beautiful 1-2s along with uppercuts on the inside. After 4 Roberts was proclaimed the winner 39-37 on Victor Loughlin's card.

Billy Nelson trained Cruiserweight Steven Simmons ( 14st 4lbs) from Edinburgh upped his record to 5-0 2 ko's with a laboured points win against Latvian Jevgenijs Andrejevs (13 st 5lbs). With near a stone in weight advantage Simmons bullied his Latvian opponent around the ring for 6 rounds landing numerous body and head shots that surely would have knocked out weaker men. Andrejevs lost for the 47th time against 6 wins but has only been stopped 3 times. Simmons needs to be more active as this was his first fight since being on the Ricky Burns world title bill on March 10th. Referee Victor Loughlin scored this bout 60-54 Simmons.

Nice guy John Thain (11st 5 1/2lbs) showed his flashy skills to defeat former Midlands Area Champion Tony Rendell of Birmingham over 6x3 min rounds in a light middleweight contest. With a decent following coming across from Edinburgh , Thain began the fight fast showing his superior speed and movement. Thain's jab was his most productive weapon as he speared Randell (11st 7lbs) at will before bring in a couple of nice left hooks to the body late in the round. The talent is there for Thain but the power is something he will need to work on as he landed flush with some cracking right hands in round 2 and 3. Randell tried to come forward more i the later rounds obviously the lack of power from Thain a factor but he found the youngster elusive as Thain showed some nice footwork and upper body movement. Rounds 5 and 6 were all Thain as he peppered the tiring Randell with multiple jabs and right crosses. There was only to be one winner and nobody was surprised at Referee Kenny Pringles scorecard of 59-55 for Thain who improved his record to 7-0 with 1ko.

The opening bout of this Alex Morrison 10 fight card saw Glasgow's Hugh Gray make his professional debut against the experienced Billy Smith from Worcester in a 4x3 light welterweight contest. Gray (10st 3lbs) was the aggressor from the start as he pushed back his well travelled opponent. Smith (10st 6lbs) is on a losing streak of 11 fights tried hard to get into the fight but found the debutant's right cross far to good and constant for him. By the 3rd round there wasn't much coming back as Gray was bashing away at Smith on the ropes with Referee Victor Loughlin taking a close look at Smith. Gray went all out in the last going for the knockout but soon backed off for 20 seconds when Smith caught the youngster with a wide left hook when he was boring in. After 4 rounds Gray was the clear winner with Victor Loughlin scoring 40-36 to give Gray his first win as a pro.

Ryan Collins from Irvine now 2-0 narrowly got past London fighter Dan Nayor over 4x3 min rounds at Super Feather. The 18 year old Collins (9st 6 3/4lbs) still has loads to learn as he was caught far many times by Naylor (9st 6 3/4lbs) as he rushed in. Collins sheer work rate won it for him but it was close on Referee Kenny Pringles card with Collins winning by a single point 39-38
In the 2nd last fight of the night Jon Slowey (9st 3lbs) improved his record to 10-0 0 ko's with a convincing win over Slovakian import Elemir Rafael over 4x3 min round at featherweight. Rafael lost for the 60th time but put up a brave fight against the more gifted Slowey. The Glasweigian southpaw dominated from start to finish cruising home with a 40-36 scoreline from Referee Kenny Pringle.

The show closer saw Sammy Hill (10st 5 1/2lbs) defeat Tottenham's Mark McKray (10st 1 1/4lbs) over 4x3 at welterweight. Cheered on by a huge following that stayed on late to watch him fight , the Symington man came through a shaky start where he got marked around the right eye to dominate his older opponent. Hill's pressure stated to have an effect in the 2nd and 3rd rounds as his precise body attack began to wear down McKray. In the 4th Hill than began to land some big right hands but by then the fight was a forgone conclusion as he ran out a well deserved winner 40-36 on Kenny Pringles card.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Here's the fight list i will be covering and scoring in July. In total there are 7 fights where i will be collecting scores from the Press and fans but i will also like in June be putting up my scores for all the fights that i manage to score throughtout the month. July sees fights from both sides of the pond covered starting with the Kell Brook vs Carson Jones fight from Sheffield England. That weekend will be my busiest as i will be doing the Wladimir Klitschko and Nonito Donaire fights.

Week 2 is UK week where i will be covering the big Heavyweight fight betwen David Haye and Dereck Chisora. I then cross to the States to cover the WBC 140lb Title fight between Danny Garcia and Amir Khan. Adrien Broner will also make an appearence on the 21st July before i finish my month with the ESPN FNF match starring 135ln NABF champ Hank Lundy.

I will be scoring a number of fights although not collecting scores for them unless they are very controversial. Here's the fight list for them.... Hope vs Proska EBU 160lb Title , Rees vs Matthews EBU and BRIT 135lb Title , Tyson Fury vs Vinny Maddalone , Lee Haskins vs Stuart Hall EBU 118 Title , Povetkin vs Rahman WBA interm Title.

The July List

Sat 7th July - (Sky) - Kell Brook vs Carson Jones -  (IBF 147 Title Eliminator)

Sat 7th July - (RTL) - Wladimir Klitschko vs Tony Thompson - (WBA , IBF , WBO Heavy Titles)

Sat 7th July - (HBO) - Nonito Donaire vs Jeffrey Mathebula - (WBO , IBF 122lb Titles)

Sat 14th July - (Boxnation) - David Haye vs Dereck Chisora - (WBA , WBO int Heavy Titles)

Sat 14th July - (HBO) - Danny Garcia vs Amir Khan - ( WBC 140lb Title)

Sat 21st July - (HBO) - Adrien Broner vs Vincente Escobedo - (WBO 130lb Title)

Fri 27th July - (ESPN) -  Hank Lundy vs Raymondo Beltran - (NABF 135lb Title)


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Chavez Jnr Batters Andy Lee in 7

Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr vs Andy Lee - WBC 160lb Title

El Paso Texas was the venue for the latest title defence of Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez who took on Irish star Andy Lee. This was the champions 3rd title defence since he captured the title against Sebastian Zibik last June. Lee was aiming to provide hall of fame trainer Manny  Steward with another champion to link to that famous Kronk gym.

The fight started well  for the challenger as for the first 2 rounds he used his jab to keep Chavez Jnr at a distance. Chavez Jnr was strangely quiet in these rounds. I was thinking to myself that he was  maybe very tight at the weight and was wanting to pace himself very carefully .Lee though was landing some straight lefts and body shots, 2-0 to Lee was my score. In the 3rd Chavez began to up the pressure, a demand that Freddie Roach made between the rounds. This round was the best the fight so far with both standing and trading Chavez Jnr though was the one in this fight with the power  and on more than  one occasion  he stunned the Irish challenger forcing him to give ground.

Chavez really came on in the 4th , the champions body work form the previous round looked to have taken something from Lee. Uppercuts , straight rights followed as the champion took control. It was heating up very nicely. At the start of the next round Lee came out with a bit more purpose. Lee had upped HIS work rate and had started to push  the champion back with his own body work, the only problem though was although he had 20  KOs  in 28 wins Lee simply didn't have enough pop in his punches to discourage the Mexican. Again the bigger punches were landed by the champion who this time hurt the challenger with some perfectly timed right hands .It was a hard round to score..what did you like  ,1. the bigger punches or 2. the work rate. I went with the work rate and  scored for Lee.

My card read  48 -47 Lee after 5 rounds but that's as good as  it got for him  as in the 6th the champion again upped the pressure by forcing Lee to stand and trade with him.That was the downfall especially on the ropes where Chavez Jnr was landing some excellent left hooks to the body, short ones, punches his father would have been proud of .Chavez  Jnr's  round and even on my card.

The ending came late in the 7th .Before the stoppage it had been another entertaining round , Chavez was still bossing  it when he trapped Lee on the ropes and landed a huge right hand. Lee looked like he was gonna fall then Chavez threw a few more punches. It was enough for Lawrence Cole the referee to stop the fight and give the champion his 46th victory against 1 draw.

At the time of the stoppage all 3 judges had the fight 58-56 to Lee. My scorecard along with the press and fans score i have collected  are below.

Fightscorecollectors scorecard

round 1.... 10-9 lee
round 2.... 10-9 lee
round 3.... 9-10 chavez jnr
round 4.... 9-10 chavez jnr
round 5.... 10-9 lee
round 6.... 9-10 chavez jnr

TOTAL 57-57 at the time of stoppage


Judges scores: John Keane (uk) 58-56 Lee
                        Jesse Reyes (usa) 58-56 Lee
                        Ray Danseco (phil) 58-56 Lee

Boxing Press , Boxing Sites and Fan Forum Scores

Harold Lederman (HBO) 58-56 Chavez jnr
Larry Merchant (HBO) 57-57 Draw
HBO twitter - 58-56 Chavez jnr

Ryan Burton (Theboxinglabradio) 57-57 Draw

Mike Coppinger (Ring Mag) 58-56 Chavez Jnr

Scott Christ (badlefthook) 57-57 draw

Tom Gray (Secondsout) 57-57 draw

Kevin Iole (Yahoo) 58-56 Chavez Jnr

Boxing Socialist - 57-57 Draw

Josh McDaniel (Leaveitintheringradio) 58-56 Chavez jnr

Fightersrated 59-57 Lee

Matthew Mojica (Fightsource) 58-56 Chavez Jnr

Jake Donovan (Boxingscene) 57-57 Draw
Cliff Roid (Boxingscene) 59-55 Chavez Jnr

Paddy Cronan (onthegrindboxingradio) 58-56 Lee

Fightnews 58-57 Chavez Jnr

Nigel Collins (ESPN) 58-56 Chavez Jnr
Bernando Osuna (ESPN)

Ryan Bivins (Sweetboxing) 58-56 Lee

Michael Woods (Thesweetscience) 58-56 Chavez Jnr

Ramon Aranda (3morerounds) 58-56 Chavez Jnr

Ernest Gabion (Theboxinglabradio) 58-56 Chavez Jnr
Steve Lillis (Boxnation) 57-57 Draw
Tommy Gunn (BoxingAsylum) 58-56 Chavez jnr
Steve Bunce (Boxnation) 58-56 Chavez Jnr
Steve Kim (Maxboxing) 58-56 Chavez jnr
Worldboxingnews 58-57 Chavez jnr
Daniel Howard (Fighthype) 58-56 Chavez Jnr
Saddo Forum 58-56 Chavez Jnr
Boxingasylum Forum (all for Chavez) 58-56 x3 , **57-57 Draw**
Livefight Forum (all forChavez) 59-55 x2
Ringnews24 Forum - **57-57Draw**
Fighthype Forum 58-56 Chavez Jnr
BoxingScene Forum (all for Lee)  58-56 x3 ,**57-57Draw x10**,58-56 + 58-57 for Chavez Jnr
Eastsideboxing Forum (all for Lee) 58-56 x2 , 58-57 , **57-57Draw x5** , 58-56 x2 (Chavez Jnr)
Boxrec Forum (all for Lee) 58-56 x2, **57-57Draw x4, 58-56 (Chavez), 58-57 (Chavez)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

It All Came To A Head - Quigg/Muroe DRAW

Scott Quigg vs Rendall Munroe - Interim WBA 122 lb Title

Boiling up nicely after 2 rounds the much awaited domestic Super Bantamweight Title fight between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe was cut short when an accidental clash of heads early in the 3rd round meant this fight ended a technical draw. The first round belonged to Munroe as he was able to back up the younger British champion tagging him with some beautifully placed body shost. Quigg was having some success also as he was able to catch the southpaw former champion coming in.

The 2nd round was different , Rendall was beginning to chase Quigg around the ring. This time though Quigg was nowhere to be seen as he boxed behind a solid jab and flashy right hand. , Mix in some body shots of his own and this fight started to look like the 50-50 we all thought it would be.

The clash when it happened was totally an accident , Referee Howard Foster on advice form the Doctor had no choice to end the fight as Monroe has a gash right across the whole of his eyebrow.

Will they fight again? I hope so , so does everybody that watched the first 2 rounds. One question though will remain...what TV channel will the fight be on? This was Ricky Hatton's last promotional fight on SKY as for some reason they binned his promotional stable,

I'm very sure there will be a queue to show Monroe vs Quigg 2. Already i cant wait.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Robbery: Bradley Dethrones Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley - WBO 147lb Title

As Jim Lampley said when Big George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer to win the Heavyweight Title at 45....IT HAPPENED. Well it did happen as thousands of paying fans and millions of viewers across the world watched as the judges delivered the ROBBERY of 2012 so far when for some reason they scored this fight for Timothy Bradley. The challenger Bradley didn't fight a bad fight , he was just like many before totally in awe of the Pacman's speed and power. It took him a good 8-9 rounds to finally get into the fight and to his credit i think he clearly won the last 3 rounds , all this with a bad ankle injury from earlier in the fight.

I hope the fight fans don't turn on the Desert Storm as he gave his all and it looked as it would be classed a good effort again the future hall of Famer. Bradley was hurt 3-4 times in the first half of the fight as Pacquiao was able to land that straight left ,mostly at will. Bradley was competitive in these rounds but the champion was landing the harder shots and it looked as if it was just a matter of time before Bradley folded.

There was many fans and press members who picked Bradley to win because of Pacquiao's last 2 Dull performances vs Mosely and Marquez. Bradley talked the talk before the fight and during the fight he certainly walked the walk especially through those last rounds. After 6 Rounds i had him 60-54 down but as i said he wasn't fighting that bad , its just Pacquiao was BETTER. I gave Bradley the 7th as i felt he matched the champions work rate but this time he landed the better harder punches inside. It was a start. Although many felt he was still miles behind Bradley started slowly to come into the fight.

The next 2 rounds were quite hard to score a Bradley was probably doing the better work early in the round , Pacquiao though would hit back hard in the last minute landing the telling shots as Bradley would duck for cover , do anything basically to avoid the tornado of punches. I gave these 2 rounds to Pacquiao as i felt he did land the better shots in comparison the jabs and light right hands from Bradley.

The 10th , 11th and 12th were different though , Bradley boxed nicely on the back foot , Pacquiao seemed to drop his pace a la De La Hoya vs Trinidad.. this would cost him the fight as the judges amazingly had this one close at this stage. When the final bell sounded i was sure that Manny Pacquiao had done more than enough even with taking those last 3 rounds off... BUT the drama was just about to start. The scores were in and Michael Buffer read ....115-113 Pacquiao HMMM that's to close i though , THEN 115-113 Bradley , that's when i thought the ROBBERY was on. There is no way Bradley won 7 rounds in this fight especially by the way he started it. THEN IT HAPPENED.....115-113 to the winner AND NEW.

Bradley won the fight but i think you will see below that the vast majority of boxing press and fans scored this fight very convincingly for Pacquiao. NOW CHECK THESE STATS OUT  along with my scorecard and all the press and fans scores below...


TOTAL PRESS SCORES....47-1 In favour or Manny Pacquiao

Fightscorecollectors Scorecard

Round 1.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 2.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 3.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 4.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 5.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 6.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 7.... 9-10 Bradley
Round 8.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 9.... 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 10.. 9-10 Bradley
Round 11.. 9-10 Bradley
Round 12.. 9-10 Bradley


Judges Scores: Jerry Roth : 115-113 Pacquiao
                        Duane Ford: 113-115 Bradley
                        C.J Ross     : 113-115 Bradley


Boxing Press , Fan Forum and Boxing Sites Scores

Wayne McCulloch (Primetime) - 116-112 Pacquiao

Dougie Fischer (Ring Mag) - 117-111 Pacquiao

Fighters - 117-111 Pacquiao

Herold Lederman (HBO) - 119-109 Pacquiao

Michael Woods (Thesweetscience) - 119-109 Pacquiao

Leave It In The Ring Boxing Radio - 117-111 Pacquiao

ProBoxing-Fans Jake - 117-111 Pacquiao - 118-110 Pacquiao

BoxingSocialist - 116-112 Pacquiao

Steve Kim (Maxboxing) - 117-111 Pacquiao

Dan Rafael (ESPN) - 119-109 Pacquiao

Scott Christ (BadLeftHook) - 117-111 Pacquiao

Kevin Iole (Yahoo) - 117-111 Pacquiao

Michael Rosenthal (Ring Mag) - 118-111 Pacquiao

Jake Donovan (Boxingscene) - 115-113 Pacquiao

Skip Bayliss (ESPN) - 119-109 Pacquiao

Joel Sebastionelli (LIITR Box Radio) - 116-112 Pacquiao

Danny Flexen ( Boxing News) - 115-113 BRADLEY

Michael Nelson (Cruelest Sport) - 116-112 Pacquiao

Tom Gray ( - 116-112 Pacquiao

Denzil Stome ( - 118-110 Pacquiao

Terry Dooley (Boxingscene) - 115-113 Pacquiao

Paddy Cronan (Onthegrindboxingradio ) - 118-110 Pacquiao

Suge Green (Onthegrindboxingradio) - 116-112 Pacquiao

Steve Zemach ( - 116-112 Pacquiao

Gabriel Montoya (Maxboxing) - 118-110 Pacquiao

Ryan Burton (Theboxinglab Radio) - 117-112 Pacquiao

Ricky Hatton (Primetime) - 116-112 Pacquiao

Associated Press - 117-111 Pacquiao

Orlando Sentinel - 117-111 Pacquiao

Ben Thompson (Fighthype) 116-112 Pacquiao

NY Daily News - 116-112 Pacquiao

LA Times - 117-111 Pacquiao

Daily Buletin (Robert Morales) - 116-112 Pacquiao

Ron Borges - 117-111 Pacquiao

Michael Marley - 119-109 Pacquiao

Kieran Mulvaney (ESPN) - 117-111 Pacquiao

Steve Lillis (Boxnation) - 118-111 Pacquiao

Nigel Collins (ESPN) - 118-110 Pacquiao

No Holds - 117-111 Pacquiao

Tommy Gunn (Boxing Asylum) - 117-111 Pacquiao

Steve Bunce (Boxnation/primetime) 116-112 Pacquiao (Brett Newton) - 118-110 Pacquiao

Ron Lewis - 117-111 Pacquiao

Gareth A Davies - 117-111 Pacquiao

Mike Coppinger - 118-110 Pacquiao

Rob Day (Ringnews24) - 117-112 Pacquiao

Saddo Boxing Forum  -  (all for Pacquiao) 117-111 x6 , 119-109 x3 , 116-112 x2 , 118-110 x2
                                    (all for Bradley) *115-113 x4* , *115-114*

BoxingAsylum Forum - (all for Pacquiao)  118-110 x4 , 115-113 x3 , 117-111 x2 , 116-112 ,
                                                                      120-108 **114-114**

Livefight Forum -  (all for Pacquiao) 116-112 x5 , 115-113 x5 , 118-110 x2 , 117-111 , **114-114**

Fighthype Forum - (all fo Pacquiao) 117-111 x3 , 116-112 x2 , 115-113 , 118-110
                               ( for Bradley)* 115-113 x2 *

Fightjudge Forum - (all for Pacquiao) 115-113 x6 , 118-110 x2 , 116-112 x2 , 117-111 x4

Ringnews24 Forum - (all for Pacquiao) 116-112 x4 ,117-111 x3 ,117-112 x2 , 115-113, **115-115**

Doghouseboxing Forum - (all for Pacquiao) 116-112 x4 , 118-110 , 115-113 , **114-114**
                                          ( for Bradley) *117-111*

Thesweetscience Forum - (all for Pacquiao) 118-110 x2 , 116-112

Boxrec Forum - (all for Pacquiao) 116-112 x9 , 115-113 x7 , 118-110 x6 , 119-109 x5 , 118-112
                                                        117-112 , 115-114 , 117-111

Eastsideboxing Forum (all for Pacquiao) 116-112 x15 , 117-111 x12 , 115-113 x15 , 119-109 x2 ,
                                                                 116-113 , 118-110 x2 , 120-108 , 115-114 , **114-114**x4
                                     (all for Bradley) *116-113* , *115-113*

Boxingscene Forum - (all for Pacquiao) 116-112 x11 , 117-111 x9 , 118-110 x7 , 119-109 x3
                                                                 115-113 x3 , 117-112 , **114-114** x3

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Blackpool Power - Rose Rallies To Win On Points
Brian Rose vs Kris Carslaw - British 154lb Title

As Domestic Title fights go , The Fight at Bowlers in Manchester last night between defending 154 British Champion Brian Rose and Scotland's Kris Carslaw was as expected..a close affair with the man from Blackpool expected to win. Rose started the better he was more composed and was able to counter the challenger with nice right hands in the opening round. The 2nd round was a better one for the Scot as it was his turn to land some right hands along with backing the bigger champion up to the ropes. This was hsaping up quite nicely.

Disaster...halfway through the 3rd round a accidental head clash resulted in Carslaw having a huge gash just above his hairline. Carslaw was having a good round up until that point but when the doctor allowed the fight to continue Rose saw his chance and attacked the Scot trying to end the fight as the blood gushed from Carslaws head.

Rose then took over the fight for the next few rounds , Carslaw was obviously worried that the head clash might have resulted in the fight going to the cards early. The champion defence was more composed as he was able to catch his opponent coming in , Rose looked well on his way after 6 rounds. At this point my score read 59-55 in favour of the champion.

To his credit Carslaw came back , work rate was the key as he bullied Rose to the ropes time after time. There was a sequence of 3 uppercuts inside by Carslaw which only went to show that he was beginning to believe he could win this fight. Carslaws comeback was partly due to cut man Benny King who did a great job inbtween rounds in stopping the flow of blood although late on in the fight the blood started again but certainly not enough for the fight to be stopped.

After 9 rounds Carslaw had made the fight close again , i had it 86-85 Rose although some of these rounds were certainly very close and could have went either way. The champion then stepped up the gas in the 10th and 11th. Carslaw appeared to tire from his mid rounds effort , Rose was the one now catching the challenger at will now. The right hand that was a weapon early in the fight was back. followed by a forgotten left hook again something that Rose didn't do since the early rounds. These were the rounds that I think were the crucial one in the. The champion had now pulled out of reach of the challenger although Carslaw did give it one almighty effort in the last round. I scored the last round to Rose though as his work was the cleaner. My final score was 116-112 Rose.

As always my scorecard is below along with all the fans and press scores i was able to collect.

Round 1.... 10-9 Rose
Round 2.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 3.... 10-9 Rose
Round 4.... 10-9 Rose
Round 5.... 10-9 Rose
Round 6.... 10-9 Rose
Round 7.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 8.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 9.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 10.. 10-9 Rose
Round 11.. 10-9 Rose
Round 12.. 10-9 Rose

TOTAL : 116-112 Brian Rose

Judges Scores : Steve Gray 118-112 Rose
Terry O'Connor 116-113 Rose
Dave Parris 115-114 Rose


Boxing Press , Sites and Fans Forums Scores

Jim Watt (Sky Sports) - 116-113 Rose

Scott Christ ( - 115-113 Rose

Tommy Barber ( - 114-114 Draw

Eastsideboxing Forum - (all for Rose) - 117-111 x2 , 116-112 x2 , 117-113

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