Mixed night for Scottish boxing as a brave Jason Easton is outgunned by the rugged Glenn Foot. Flynn’s impressive start cut short as heads clash again. Kerr picks up Scottish title as Chantelle Cameron stands out. All the round up of action from the Hydro.
It would be easy to dismiss victory as a forgone conclusion, but late replacements can unsettle heavily-favoured fighters. Ask AJ or Callum Smith. No such difficulty for Taylor who possessed too much quality and intelligence.
It’s not usually a good idea for competitors to announce their retirement in advance. It can suggest weakness, distract and undermine credibility. But Simmons appears focused as he prepares to become first ever Scotsman to win British cruiserweight title in final year.
Scottish boxing has been, at least to casual fans, synonymous with Ricky Burns in recent years. However, in 2017 the scene showed new depth and variety, and is no longer reliant on one man.
Taylor in devastating form as he blows away Davies in seven rounds to set up mouth-watering clash with fellow Scot, Ricky Burns.
Billy Nelson welcomes heavyweight prospect Martin Bakole Ilunga to his growing roster of fighters. And it wasn’t long before he put his new man through his paces – sparring with the heavy-hitting Daniel Dubois.
Good luck to Craig Kelly who takes on Irishman Paddy Gallagher on a massive show in Belfast, Saturday, June 10th.
In true 21st century style, one of the year’s most anticipated clashes has been arranged via social media.
Kieran ‘Chopper’ Smith improved his record to 10-0 after an impressive points victory over Bradley Pryce at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre on Saturday, June 3rd.