Johnney Roye (for MGM Promotions) hosted a dinner show at Chorley Park Hall Hotel last night which featured 4 contests.
The headliner should have been a 10-round contest for the Northern Area Light-Heavyweight title between Liam Conroy and Steve Cooper but a change of opponent meant the title would no longer be contested and Conroy had to settle for a 6-round contest against Yailton Neves instead. A head-shot in round two stunned Neves. Great refereeing from Steve Grey who saw immediately that Neves had ‘gone’ despite not hitting the canvas and stopped the contest before anyone else had time to react. Neves left the ring without hearing the decision, accompanied by the ringside doctor.
Also on the bill, Jimmy ‘Kilrain’ Kelly proved too much for opponent Vaidas Balciauskas who was stopped by Referee Grey in the fifth.
Liam Conroy (Barrow in Furness) v Yailton Neves (Manchester via Portugal)
6 x 3 Light-Heavyweight Contest
There was a clash of heads in round 1 but, despite Neves rubbing his head, there were no cuts. Yet there was a cut to the corner of the left brow of Conroy which came later.
A low blow was administered by Conroy in round 2 and Neves has to take a breather, he is then stunned by a head-shot and the fight is stopped.
Conroy wins in 2.41 minutes of round 2
Jimmy Kilrain Kelly (Wythenshawe) v Vaidas Balciauskas (Lithuania)
6 x 3 Super-Middleweight Contest
Round 1 sees some nice controlled boxing from Kelly who uses a variety of shots. He starts to land some great body-shots and slams them in during the third round, including some smart uppercuts and there’s very little coming back from his opponent.
Round four and Kelly is talking in the ring. He continues with the shots to the body and (what I refer to as…) corkscrew uppercuts, with success.
Referee Grey stepped in to stop the contest in round 5 as Balciauskas was taking a lot and returning very little.
Nice boxing from Kelly who wins by TKO round 5
Gerard Carroll (Liverpool) v Jakub Horvath (Karez, Czech Republic)
4 x 3 Super-Lightweight Contest
Horvath was deducted a point mid-way through round 3 for holding and Carroll was deducted a point in the 4th
Carroll wins on points 39-35
Cornelius Ramachala (Debut) v Nathan Hardy (Sheffield via Rotherham)
4 x 3 Super-Welterweight
A closely fought contest with Hardy finishing strongly in the fourth and final round, but
debutant Ramachala gets the win on points 39-38