The bell tolls for Woodgate


Mickey Helliet’s Hellraiser Promotions staged their latest show at London’s Coronet on Friday and was the third bill from the London promoter in as many weeks. The show sponsored by DAILY SPORT was topped by a light-heavyweight bout for the International Masters title in an evenly matched contest between Kent’s Dan Woodgate and Lithuanian Vygaudas Laurinkus in which Woodgate was the victor on points over 10 rounds 97-94 on the ref’s card it was a very close affair, but Woodgate seems to struggle to out work the tougher than expected visitor.

The rest of the 10 fight action pack card saw an upset too with Woolwich based super-middle Eder Kurti losing on points over 6 rounds to last minute sub Darren Codona losing on points over 6 rounds 58-57.

Former Irish MMA star Joe Duffy won his second outing as a pro boxer with ease stopping Paul Morby inside 2 round. The super-middle won in 2.04 of the second as is looking as brighter prospect in boxing as he was becoming in MMA.

Another bout that didn’t go to plan on the night was Watford middleweight Elliot Matthews taking on Latvian Raimonds Sniedze over 6 round Matthews surstained a bad cut over the right eye in the 3rd and the ref called a halt to the action and made the contest a technical draw. Bad luck for Matthews who was looking to keep the wins coming in think and fast.

Making pro debut Whitstable’s James Chiericato beat Abdul Rashid connivingly on points in my opinion with the ref seeing it 39-37 over the 4 rounds for the newbie.

Darryl Williams beat Tadas Jonkus over 4 rounds 40-37 on points but was made to work by the tough Lithuanian.

Ricky Boylan stopped Bela Sandor from Hungary inside 3 rounds dropping his opponent at the end of the second with a left to the body and they dropping him again in the third.

Popular featherweight Lewis Petit stopped Evgeni Geshev inside 2 round dropping the Bulgarian with a body shot which resulted in him getting counted out at 1.30 of the second.

Brighton’s Lloyd Ellett stopped Danny Donchev inside a round with the Tooting based Bulgarian going down 3 times before the ref called a halt at 2.54 of the first. The journeyman certainly on tonight performance looks at the end of the road.

Lithuanian middleweight Virgilius Stapulionis stopped Czech Roman Vanicky in little over 2 minutes of the first with Vanicky going down from a body shot.

All in all another good small hall show from Hellraiser with an entertaining card.



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