By Ken Hisner: At the Utilita Arena, Newcastle, England on Saturday on the DAZN Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) featured Main Event, IBO Continental Welterweight Champion Cyrus Pattinson stopped former British and Commonwealth Champion Chris ‘Rok ‘n’Rolla’ Jenkins in the 9th round for the vacant WBA International Welterweight title with every round a war!
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In the main event, IBO continental welterweight champion Cyrus Pattison, 6-0 (4), #146 ¼, of New Castle, Alnwick, England, stopped Chris ‘Rok’n’Rolla’ Jenkins, 23-7-3 ( 8), #146, from Garnant, Wales, UK, at 1:34 of round nine of 10, at war from opening round to stoppage.
In the first round, Pattison was on the attack with a non-stop offense. Jenkins only returned some offense a few times in the round. In an action-packed second round, Pattison was still on offense, but Jenkins landed a lot of uppercuts, mostly to the body, in a close round but still Pattison.
In the third round, the action continued from both fighters, each with their moments. Although Pattison may have had the advantage, it was Jenkins who landed the final right hand to Pattison’s chin. In the fourth round, a fight continued, with Jenkins having the better round of him. In the fifth round, the punches from both continued to fly. Southpaw Pattison was working on the head and Jenkins on the body. He was near the bell.
In round six, he was near the bottom, with Jenkins possibly winning his second round. In the seventh round, it was all Pattison for two minutes as Jenkins rallied as the fans went wild for both fighters. In the middle of the eighth round, Jenkins backed up Pattison for the first time. Pattison could have won the round without either fighter taking a breather in a war!
In the ninth round, Pattison landed half a dozen unanswered punches, prompting referee Bob Williams to be advised by Jenkins’ corner to stop.
2016 Youth Olympian lefty ‘Drago’ ‘Hopey’ Price, 10-0 (3), #121 ¼, of Leeds, UK, easily defeated reluctant former Euro Fly champion Thomas Masson, 20-7-1 (7 ), #120 ½, from Bruay-la-Buissiere, FR, in 10 boring rounds, for the vacant WBA Continental Super Bantam title.
In the first five rounds, the taller southpaw Price got his way when Masson’s hands were held up and came back with little offense. In the sixth round, the last thirty seconds, Masson finally let his hands fly when Price against the ropes rolled with them with only a few landings.
In the ninth round, Masson, once stopped in a fly world title fight, keeps coming forward with little offense as Price scores with his jab. In the tenth and final round, the methodical Price easily won this one while Masson was on a payday. The referee was Bob Williams.
The scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92, with 100-90 here.
Solomon “The Real Deal” Dacres, 6-0 (2), #236 ½, of Birmingham, UK, stopped Robert “The Iceman” Ismay, 11-1 (4), #262 ¼, of Newcastle, UK , at 2:04 into the second round for the vacant English Heavyweight title, out of 10.
In the second round, Dacres rocked Ismay with several right hands to the chin. He followed up with half a dozen more punches of no return when referee Ron Kearney wisely called a stoppage.
Pat McCormack, two-time Olympian and 2021 Olympic silver medalist, 4-0 (3), #151 ½, of Sunderland, UK, stopped Dario “The Italian Trouble” Dario Socci, 15-8-2 (6 ), #150 ½ , from Rome, Lazio, IT, at 2:12 of the eighth and final day.
In the first round for the second time, McCormack landed a right hand that rocked Socci in the final thirty seconds. He then tossed it to the other side of the ring without warning from referee Neal Close as the round ended. In the second through fourth rounds, McCormack continued to dominate until the final seconds when Socci landed a right hand to the chin after the second round.
By the fifth round, McCormack was landing straight to Socci’s chin throughout. In the sixth round, McCormack would land unanswered punches as Socci shrugged it off. In the seventh round, after one minute, McCormack landed a three punch combination. Midway through the round, he rocked Socci with a right hand to the chin. In the closing seconds of the eighth and final round, referee Close suddenly called a stoppage. Socci went crazy running around the ring, hands up, asking, “why?”
Light southpaw “Frenchie” Calum French, 4-0 (1), #138, of Gateshead, UK, easily defeated Jordan Ellison, 14-45-3 (1), #139 ½, of Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom, over eight rounds.
In the first four rounds, French was the aggressor using a solid jab and easily winning it all. In the sixth round, French put the most pressure on Ellison, but he had a swelling around his left eye.
In the closing seconds of the seventh round, Ellison landed his best punch, a counter punch straight to French’s chin. In the eighth and final round, French finished his second straight eight-rounder by pitching a shutout against the durable Ellison. Referee Ron Kearney.
The score was 80-73 by Ron Kearney, 80-72 on my card.
Middle Mark ‘Boo Boo’ Dickinson, 5-0 (1), #161 ¼, of West Rainton, UK, defeated Ben Ridings, 5-4 (0), #166 ½, of Bury, Lancashire, UK, in eight rounds.
Referee Neil Close scored 80-73.
Flyweight Maisey Rose Courtney, 2-0 (0), of London, UK, defeated Buchra “Buxi” El Quaissi, 3-5-3 (1), of Roda de Ter, Catalonia, SP, in four rounds .
In the first round, Courtney scored a knockdown. Ron Kearney score 40-35. The referee was Dean Wilson.
Light Adam Reichard, 2-0 (0), of Sunderland Tyne and Wear, UK, defeated southpaw Jahfieus Faure, 1-12-1 (0), of Oldbury, West Midlands, UK, in four rounds.
In the fourth round, Reichard scored a knockdown. Ron Kearney score 40-36. The referee was Dean Wilson.
Super Bantam Muhammed Ali, 1-0 (0), of Leicester, Leicestershire, UK, defeated Sean Jackson, 0-7-1 (0), of Manchester, Lancashire, UK, in four rounds.
Judge Ron Kearney scores 40-36. Umpire Dean Wilson
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