Boxing results: Tony Bellew survives scare to score spectacular KO win!

Monday, 17 March 2014  |  Carl


TONY BELLEW returned to Liverpool as a cruiserweight, after his failed bid for a world title at light-heavy. “Bomber” looked sharp early on, a heavy right dropping experienced Russian Valery Brudov on his back in the second round.

But after Bellew commanded the first half of the fight, even knocking Valery down once again in the sixth, Brudov hurt him badly in the next round. Tony did not buckle, working his way out of trouble and beating Brudov to the punch in the 12th and last round to score a spectacular knockout win.

Rocky Fielding lost his Commonwealth super-middleweight title when he came in a huge six pounds over the limit. His heavy hands rocked Charles Adamu whenever Rocky caught him and while Fielding won the rounds he did so in a messy inconclusive fashion. He shut out Adamu on all judges’ cards but it was a dispiritingly dull fight.

With his long-awaited world title shot expected later this year, Kell Brook had to be cautious with tough Mexican Alvaro Robles. The visitor caught him with some heavy punches but for the most part Brook launched quality combinations and, after hurting Robles badly at the end of the seventh, pressed home his advantage in the eighth round and prompted the Mexican’s corner to throw in the towel.

Kevin Mitchell is eyeing a possible world title fight of his own, mooted for the Carl Froch-George Groves undercard at the end of May. Georgia’s Mikheil Avakyan was hardly preparation for the likes of Miguel Vazquez. Raw and novice-like compared to Mitchell, Kevin dispatched him in two rounds.

Neil Perkins impressively handled Erick Ochieng, outpointing him over eight rounds, although the 78-76 scoreline did not reflect Perkins’ dominance of the bout.

Liverpool’s Robbie Davies Jnr looks a classy prospect as he outpointed Mark McKray over eight rounds, switching stances and hurting the Tottenham man with counters. John Ryder beat George Kandelaki, clipping him hard on occasion but the Georgian lasted the six round course. Ryan Moorhead put in some snappy work to beat Ibrar Riyaz, 40-36, in a four-rounder.

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