Saturday night at the King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Carl Greaves Promotion in association with Scott Lawton’s Impact Boxing, hosted a night of boxing billed as ‘Raising the Bar’.
The headliner saw Liam Berrisford (Meir) step-up to 8 rounds against Jordan Ellison (Seaham, Co.Durham) winning on points 77-75. Ellison sustained a cut to the right brow in round seven.
Rhasian Earlington of Newcastle-Under-Lyme had huge noisy support as he faced Londoner Ossie Jervier. An exciting fifth round sees both men take it in turns to pummel each other on the ropes, but Earlington grins at his opponent as he finishes the sixth and final round strongly.
Spectator-held horns and bells wreaked havoc in the fight between Hanley’s Jamal Le Doux and Taha Mirhosseini (Manchester via Iran).
Mirhosseini was shaken in round 1 so when a spectators horn/bell sounded and they stopped fighting (believing it was the end of the round) – he was surely glad of the couple of seconds reprieve. Fighting resumes and Mirhosseini is then sent gambolling to the canvas. It’s a no-knockdown but he is on the canvas a total of three times for no knockdowns and twice counted by Referee Parker in the 3 rounds they are fighting.
Referee Parker finally stops the contest in 1 minute 13 seconds of the third round. Le Doux wins by TKO.
Kaash Buttery (Burslem) v Dean Evans (Hereford)
4 x 3 Super-Lightweight Contest
Fast-footed Buttery scores a shut-out 40-36 point’s victory
Jamie Stewart (debut)(Longton) v Qasim Hussain (Sheffield)
4 x 3 Welterweight Contest
Wide sweeping body shots from debutant Stewart sees him off the mark with a 40-36 point’s win.
Ryan Bithell (debut) v Nathan Junor (Derby via Spain)
4 x 3 Light-Heavyweight Contest
Debutant Bithal gets off the mark with a 39-37 point’s win.
Nikita Silvera (debut) v Borislava Goronova (Sofia, Bulgara)
4 x 2 Super-Welterweight Contest
Debutant Silvera appeared to have a cool, quiet confidence about her and boxed well to get the 40-36 point’s victory.