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Blackpool’s Brian Rose stormed to victory Friday night with an impressive third round TKO over American ‘Vicious’ Vivian Harris in their ten round Light-Middleweight Contest. Harris dropped to his knees following a heavy punch and could not get up for the count. Rose holds the British / English Light-Middleweight Title.
The ‘VIP Boxing’ promoted show at Blackpool’s ornate Winter Gardens hosted nine other undercard bouts which featured Liverpool’s James ‘Jazza’ Dickens in an eight round Super-Bantamweight Contest. Dickens forced the stoppage of opponent - Michael I. Carrero of Nicaragua.
Brian Rose (Blackpool) v Vivian Harris (New York)
10 x 3 Light-Middleweight Contest
Brian ‘The Lion’ made short work of ‘Vicious’ Vivian who was put on his knees in the third round and remained there for the count.
James ‘Jazza’ Dickens (Liverpool) v Michael Isaac Carrero (Nicaragua)
8 x 3 Super-Bantamweight Contest
Sporting a new Mohican-style haircut (!) Jazza entered the ring to huge support. As usual he can hardly contain his keen-ness to get started! For me – Dickens was a lot more powerful in this fight than I’ve ever seen him. Carrero was on his backside in the neutral corner in round two and had to take a count. Dickens landed body and headshots – the body shots particularly looked packed with power. Dickens wins by sixth round TKO.
Scott Moonan (Southport) v Simone Lucas (Nottingham)
6 x 3 Middleweight Contest
A sloppy fight and debutant Moonan looked frustrated at the end of round two. Lucas gets the points win 40-37
Scotty Cardle (Lytham St.Annes) v Luis Garcia (Nicaragua)
6 x 3 Lightweight Contest
Cardle had a quick nights’ work – scoring a first round TKO.
Isaac Lowe (Lancaster) v Michael Stupart (Hayes)
4 x 3 Super-Bantamweight Contest
A quick appearance for debutant Lowe. Stupart stumbles from a shot in round one and is counted then seconds later Referee Steve Gray steps in as Lowe goes after Stupie with a barrage of punches.
Lowe wins by 1st round stoppage.
Jeff Thomas (Lytham-St.Annes) v Andrew ‘Paddy’ Patterson (Birmingham)
4 x 3 Light-Middleweight Contest
A good match-up between these two although it wasn’t the tidiest of fights. Both men go at it punch for punch. Thomas gets the points win but then takes the mic to announce his retirement.
Adam Little (Kirkham) v Dee Mitchell (Birmingham)
6 x 3 Welterweight Contest
A very trim looking Ricky Hatton was in the corner for Adam Little’s six round contest against experienced Mitchell. It was a good points win for Little who found success with the left to Mitchells face but the Kirkham man looked to have tired in the last round.
Little wins on points 60-54
Matty Askin (Blackpool) v Paul Morris (Preston)
4 x 3 Cruiserweight Contest
Confident Askin’s trademark left causes problems for Morris who stumbles back from a left hook in the second round. His enthusiasm dips slightly in the fourth and last round but he secures the points win 40-37.
Steve Lewis (Liverpool) v Danny Micallef (Bellshill, Scotland)
4 x 3 Light-Welterweight Contest
Debutant Lewis gets ’off the mark’ with a points win 40-36
Lee Crossland (Southport) v Kieron Grey (Telford)
4 x 3 Middleweight Contest
Fight one was delayed while we awaited the ringside paramedics. Both boxers waited in the ring.
Once fighting commenced, Debutant Crossland got off to a confident start using the right to the head of Grey. Greys nose was bloody by the end of the second round but Crossland was getting caught by some of Greys swinging shots to the head.
Crossland secures the points win 39-37 to get ‘off the mark’.