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Ringside Boxing Report: Nick Ball Vs Michael Carrero

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At the Greenbank Sports Academy, Liverpool, on Saturday night, BlackFlash Promotions hosted an 8-bout show of Everton Red Triangle boxers.

The headliner was a six round contest between Liverpool’s Nick Ball and Michael Carrero of Gerona, Spain.

Prior to the start, there was a ten bell salute to trainer, Oliver Harrison, who sadly passed away on April 26th.

Carrero didn’t look too keen after the opening half minute as Ball went in guns blazing. The Spanish boxer did a lot of holding on but Ball just punched one-handed (!) Carrero complains that Ball is hitting back of head in the second frame but fighting continues and Ball is relentless. Ball pressures Carrero in the neutral corner and he sinks to virtually a sitting position with Referee Mark Lyson stopping the fight in 43 seconds of the third round.

Undercard bouts included the debut of female boxer Carly Skelly whose opponent, Rebecca ‘Bec’ Connelly of Swindon, looked wobbled by a couple of head shots in round one. Bec aka ‘Lady Luck’ looked awkward in stance and didn’t seem to have her range right – but still got through with some ‘on target’ head shots during the four rounds. A fast-paced contest with Skelly ‘going for it’ in the final round – throwing everything at Connelly to secure the points win 40-36

Undercard Results as follows:

Meshech Speare (Liverpool) v Chris Adaway (Plymouth)
4 x 3 Super-Lightweight Contest

Adaway was shoved to the canvas in the first half minute of round 2, but his loose shots always made him a dangerous opponent. ‘Shack’ delivered a mix of head and body shots and wins on points 39-38

Harry Woods (Liverpool) v Lewis van Poetsch (Lydney, Glos)
4 x 3 Super-Middleweight Contest

There were some nice jabs coming from Woods and (in my opinion) his style was good to watch. Experienced ‘Pooch’ landed on target a few times but Woods got the points win 40-37.

Mathew Rennie (Douglas, Isle of Man) v M J Hall (Brierley Hill)
4 x 3 Welterweight Contest

It was a ‘twitchy’ round 1 but Rennie looked to be overwhelming Hall. He’s told a few times not to lean on Hall (who’s been shoved to the canvas) by Referee Darren Sarginson but scores some decent shots. Hall is on the canvas again in round 2 but it’s a no-knockdown. His legs wobble at one point in round three and his nose is bloody by the end of the frame.

Rennie gets the points win 40-36

Conner Butler (Merseyside) v Pablo Narvaez (Gerona, Spain)
4 x 3 Flyweight Contest

A great first round from Butler. Narvaez has some success in the second frame but Butler prevails to get the points win 40-36

Andrew Cain (Liverpool) v Steven White (Debut) (Plymouth)
4 x 3 Featherweight Contest

It was a fast and busy start from Cain who looked like he might make quick work of debutant White in round 1, but White was tough and despite a marked up face and busted nose in round two – he fought to keep up against Cain. A bit uncomfortable to watch in the end as White’s face was awash with blood from the nose and he’d taken a lot of shots. Referee Mark Lyson stops the contest in 2 minutes 48 seconds of round 3

Johnathan Walsh (Liverpool) v Carl Turney (Bognor Regis)
4 x 3 Super-Lightweight Contest

There’s some nice footwork and counter-punching on occasion from Walsh – who looked to be thinking about his shots. He lands some great body-shots and gets a shut-out 40-36 points win

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