Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes - Young Mutley Boxing News





































Join Our Busy Boxing Message Board Today
Where the boxing fans have a voice
Boxing Talk | Ask the Trainer | Off Topic | MMA

Boxing News

Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes – Young Mutley

By Jane Warburton July 22nd, 2007 All Ringside Boxing

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Muttley Lynes1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Muttley Lynes2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Muttley Lynes3 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Muttley Lynes4 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

There was a fantastic atmosphere at Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Friday night as Colin Lynes of Hornchurch faced Young Mutley of West Bromwich for the British and vacant European Light Welterweight titles.

The fightnight, promoted by Matchroom Sports, also featured Birmingham's Matthew Macklin versus Ukrainian Anatoliy Udalov in a scheduled eight round middleweight contest.

There was huge noisy support for local boy Lee Woodley, aka Young Mutley from the Black Country (the term “Black Country’ relates to the coal mining industry in the area years ago) crowd as he entered the ring. The former British Welterweight Champion looked focussed and mean as he waited in the ring for Colin Lynes.

Reigning British Light Welter Champ Lynes dominated the first round as Mutley struggled to settle in to the fight. Playing the smarter fight, Lynes chipped away with irritating little jabs that Mutley didn’t avoid. As he walked back to his corner at the end of the first, Mutley shook his head in frustration.

“Come on, Mutley, Come on Mutley…..” the crowd chanted at the start of round two. It’s a better round for Mutley as he starts to settle in to the fight.

Round three and Mutley seems to be looking for the big shot. He’s landing some punches of his own, but gets caught on the way in. Lynes looks the more polished of the two men. The crowd cheer as Mutley lands a swinging left hook but Lynes comes back with a right hand to the temple of Mutley, which had more effect than Mutleys’ shot on Lynes.

“We are the boys from the Black Country…..” the crowd sing as the boxers come out for the fourth round. But rather than being uplifted by the fans, Mutley seems uncomfortable in the ring, like he’s not sure what to do. His defence is quite open at times and he’s being caught by silly shots. Lynes is accurate as he lands a couple of left hooks in the last 30 seconds of the round.

Round five and now the crowd are singing for Colin Lynes, but with just over a minute of the round to go, Mutley makes an impression when he catches his opponent with a left as they let go a number of punches and Lynes is backed up to the ropes.

The Mutley crowd are on their feet now as they are spurred on by his efforts. Mutley throws swinging lefts and rights which miss their mark. There’s a graze under Mutleys’ left eye as he returns to his corner at the end of the round. “Have more confidence…” his corner tells him as he comes out for the sixth.

Mutley flinches at every jab that Lynes lands and he looks fed up as he comes out for the eighth round; his left eye now noticeably marked up. Lynes continues to look sharp and after 40 seconds of the round, Mutley wobbles as Lynes lands a left followed by a right.

Lynes continues to throw shots as Mutley’s knee touches the canvas and he hangs on to the ropes. He is up straight away but takes the count from referee Richie Davies. Further shots from Lynes culminating in a big left and right sends Mutley to the canvas and Richie Davies quickly steps in to protect Mutley, who is on the canvas. Richie Davies waves off the end of the contest and an exhausted Mutley is helped to his feet.

Newly crowned European Light Welter Champion Colin Lynes improves to 30-3 (12), and has a brand new belt to add to the British title already in his trophy cabinet. Lynes gave credit to Young Mutley, who falls to 22-3 (12), but talked of his own self belief.

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Muttley Lynes5 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Muttley Lynes6 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Muttley Lynes7 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Muttley Lynes8 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Muttley Lynes9 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Muttley Lynes10 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Muttley Lynes11 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Muttley Lynes12 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

 LynesWinner Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

On the undercard, former British Light Middle title challenger Matthew Macklin entered the ring for his fight with Ukrainian veteran Anatoliy Udalov with Billy Graham, Kerry Kayes, Mick Williamson along with Ring Magazine Light Welterweight Champion Ricky Hatton.

It’s a fast start to the round as Macklin, looking fresh and confident, starts to work on his Ukrainian opponent. He throws a variety of shots and Udalov immediately looks out of his depth. His head rocks back from the left jabs that Macklin throws.

With 48 seconds of the first round to go, Macklin lands a powerful right punch to the left of the Ukrainian's face and Udalov falls back hard on the canvas. Crouched on the floor, Udalov, 9-3 (2), got up after the count to take the knockout loss.

Afterwards, a jubilant Macklin, 18-4 (14), talked about being comfortable at middleweight and said he was looking to keep busy in the ring between now and Christmas.

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Macklin Udalov1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Macklin Udalov2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Macklin Udalov3 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Macklin Udalov4 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Macklin Udalov5 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Macklin Udalov6 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

 Macklin Udalov7 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

In other action, West Bromwich light middle Marcus Portman, 17-5 (3), shocked reigning WBF Light Middleweight titlist Jozsef Matolcsi, 26-10 (18), when the Hungarian couldn't continue in the sixth round due to a bad cut.

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Portman Matolcsi1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Portman Matolcsi2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Portman Matolcsi3 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Portman Matolcsi4 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Portman Matolcsi5 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Portman Matolcsi6 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Portman Matolcsi7 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Portman Matolcsi8 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

Poland's Grzegorz Proksa, 11-0 (7), retained his WBC/IBF Youth Middleweight titles by stopping Romanian novice Vitali Banivur, 4-3 (3), in the fourth.

 ProksaWinner Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

Ex-European middleweight title challenger Steve Bendall, 26-3 (12), of Coventry stayed busy with a second round win over Scunthorpe battler Davey Jones, 8-9 (0), who could not continue after breaking a hand.

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Bendall Jones1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Bendall Jones2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

 BendallWinner Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

Welsh featherweight prospect Ricky Owen, 6-0 (2), stayed on course with a fifth round stoppage over Birmingham's seasoned Anthony Hanna, 20-72 (6).

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Owen Hanna1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Owen Hanna2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Owen Hanna3 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Owen Hanna4 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

Darlaston hot shot southpaw Stuart Elwell, 10-1 (1), bounced back from a vacant English Welter title fight loss to John O'Donnell by outpointing light middle Alexander Matviechuk, 8-18 (1), of the Ukraine.

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Elwell Matviechuk1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Elwell Matviechuk2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

 Elwell Matviechuk3 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

Lightweight novices went at it for four rounds with Chester's Kevin Buckley, 3-0 (0), outpointing Peterborough's Tony McQuade, 2-2 (0).

 BuckleyandMcQuaid Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

West Brom middle Wayne Downing, 3-5 (0), stopped Nottingham's Dennis Corpe, 2-3 (1), in the third during a rematch between the two.

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Corpe Downing1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Corpe Downing2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Corpe Downing3 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Corpe1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley

Light welter prospect Rob Hunt, 6-0 (1), of Stafford outpointed Birmingham Centurion Karl Taylor, 16-101 (30), over four rounds.

Click for larger image © Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing

 Hunt Taylor1 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Hunt Taylor2 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley
 Hunt Taylor3 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley  Hunt Taylor4 Ringside Boxing Report: Colin Lynes   Young Mutley


Click to read more boxing articles by


Discuss in Boxing Forum


Search Saddo Boxing | Boxing News Archives




Owner/Webmaster: Saddo
Editor-In-Chief: Curtis McCormick
Managing Editor Jane Warburton
Operational Editor Jim Everett
Senior Writer Lee Bellfield
Site Writers: (Click name to view all that writers work)
  • Nick Chamberlain
  • Jose Espinoza
  • Robert Brizel
  • Ginamarie Russo
  • Iain Langmaid
  • Gary Totten
  • Richard Eberline
  • Danny Wilson
  • Bruce Dingo
  • Alejandro Tostado
  • Ricky Jones

  • Writers Wanted








    Boxing News | Photos | News Wire | Video Clips | Boxing Forum | Downloads | Posters | Learn to Box | Advanced Fighting Methods | Quiz | Rankings | Boxing Schedule | Boxers Records | Auctions | Fun and Games | Boxing Equipment

    Copyright © 2000 - 2014 Saddo Boxing - Disclaimer l Boxing