By Jane Warburton July 26th, 2009 All Ringside Boxing
© Jane Warburton / Saddo Boxing
Last night, at the Sutton Sports Centre in St. Helens, Merseyside, England, Oliver Harrison promoted a fight-night which would see nine all-action contests.
The headliner would see popular Martin Murray of St. Helens face Ghanaian boxer Thomas Awinbono in an eight round middleweight contest, his first since splitting with Steve Wood of VIP Promotions.
Looking in great physical shape - as ever - confident Murray entered the ring to huge support from the St. Helens fans. Murray dominated from the start, keeping centre of ring, he forced Awinbono to ‘edge’ around the ropes.
Landing some clubbing left punches to the head in the early rounds, Murray looks for the shots. Awinbono manages to land some decent shots of his own as he sneaks the right jab through the middle of Murray's guard.
Round three sees Murray sinking in some punishing body-shots that had his opponent cringing, sucking in air after each blow. It seems as if he can’t possibly take any more of the body-shots but he soaks them up and carries on - albeit tentatively at times. More...