Goodwin Colossus Show – York Hall – Saturday June 10th:
Fight report by the one and only – Brooke Streatfield!
Adi Burden vs Curtis Gargano – 4×3 Light Heavyweight
Adi Burden made it 4 wins from 4 in the first fight of the evening with a clear, comfortable points win against Curtis Gargano. Burden came out and held the centre of the ring in the opening round letting his big right hooks go around the guard of Gargano who came forward with his trademark swinging right hand that looked reckless. Burden kept a low left hand guard and stayed composed when he put his work together but Gargano always looked dangerous with his lunging swinging counter. Burden came out with a big left hook to the body and followed it up with effective straight shots to send Gargano back to the ropes. A big left hook over the guard of Gargano worked well for Burden who looked confident and composed and just let his hands do the talking against a reckless opponent. Burden worked solid shots to the body but failed to create angles to cut the ring off. Burden came out firing in the 3rd round well, backing Gargano up to the ropes with flurries of hooks and uppercuts – Gargano kept a tight guard and was only a threat when he came in close and worked his counter right uppercut through the middle. A right hand left uppercut from Burden looked effective as he held the centre of the ring and wasn’t scared of coming forward and implementing his own game plan. Burden came out firing in the 4th and final round where he let a flurry of hooks and uppercuts go, his left hook right hand looked dangerous as Gargano’s face looked to redden although he managed to come back with counter right hands eventually warned by referee Lee Cook for holding to survive in the later part. Referee Lee Cook scored the contest 40-36 points in favour of Burden who keeps his unbeaten record in tact.
Dean Richardson vs Zoltan Turai – 6×3 Welterweight
Dean Richardson looked massively impressive as he secured a 4th round knockout over Zoltan Turai in the 4th fight of his career. Richardson came out with some tapping straight shows to keep Turai at length and then effectively came under the guard of the smaller man and landed some solid left body shots and left uppercuts coming forward well. Turai was the smaller man and kept a tight guard while Richardson worked, his left uppercut knocking his head back as he was clearly the classier fighter. Richardson’s footwork was the difference in the opening round allowing him to perfectly let his power shots go. Richardson came forward well to start the 2nd round letting the right hook go to the body and bringing the left uppercut through the guard of Turai every time he threw it, the away fighter could only return some counter hooks to the body on the ropes but nothing to trouble Richardson who was weary of it being 6 rounds. Right uppercut left hook from Richardson looked to stun Turai as he was clearly outworking and out-powering him in there with far superior footwork. Turai came out with more fire in the 3rd round but Richardson quickly took momentum back and released his left hooks to the body well transferring them to the head and looked effective doing so. Turai landed a couple of effective right hand counters while Richardson has a rest on the ropes but nothing to trouble Richardson who stayed tight and returned with his powerful long left uppercut. The pair were tied up to start the 4th round as they both came out to start fast, the round dropped in pace a little as Turai came in close and tried to spoil Richardson’s work. A big right hook to the temple from Richardson knocked Turai to the canvas in what was a delayed reaction to the shot, he was massively wobbled and failed to make it to his feet, forcing referee Ian John Lewis to call the fight off 1 minute 44 seconds into the 4th round in what was a very impressive performance and stoppage from Dean Richardson, taking his record to 4-0.
Daniel Mendes vs Toni Bilic – 4×3 Cruiserweight
Cruiserweight Daniel Mendes secured his 4th professional win on the stacked Goodwin card with a clear points win over Toni Bilic. Mendes came out aggressively behind big left hands that forced Bilic to the ropes where he released a heavy left hook to the head and body in the opening round – Bilic managed to get off the odd double jab but was nervous to open up early on. It was a quiet end to the round with both men feeling each other out. Mendes came out the aggressor again in the 2nd round where he held the centre of the ring and released his big left hand power shot. Bilic was quiet until he leaned in with a solid combination of straight shots and was back on his toes again, making it hard for Mendes to set his feet and work. Mendes’ body shots looked sharp and powerful when he managed to pin Bilic to the ropes near the end of the round but his continuous movement took a lot away from Mendes’ work and power. Both men had success with their back hand as the bell sounded. The pair came together for a messy start to the 3rd round, Bilic didn’t want to engage but Mendes showed his power again with digging body shots on the ropes and big left hands over the top. A big left hook from Mendes looked to wobble Bilic who stayed on the back foot and was very weary of opening up with Mendes’ power. Mendes continued to work Bilic back to the ropes in a fast start to the final round where he let some big hooks go to the body – but both men looked tired. Bilic remained awkward to hit as he leaned in low and stayed running around the ring on the back foot, Mendes did well to stay with him and keep the power in his hooks. A big left body shot from Mendes took the wind out of Bilic but was saved from any more damage by the final bell. Referee Ian John Lewis scored the contest 40-36 comfortably in favour of Daniel Mendes whose record moves to 4-1.
Charlie Beardon vs Dan Blackwell – 4×3 Super Welterweight
Unbeaten prospect Charlie Beardon secured the 2nd win of his career as he overcame a very tough and durable Dan Blackwell with a 39-38 points win. Beardon came out and jabbed well to start the opening round, he took his time and doubled his shots up keeping a nice shape. Blackwell stayed on the back foot with a tight guard and let his left hook counter go when he was backed up to the ropes. Beardon didn’t rush his work, picked his shots well and proved he had power once he bought his hooks into play. The pair stood toe to toe in the final part of the round and let some digging hooks go to the head and body. The pair came toe to toe in the 2nd round where they left off at the start – Blackwell came forward with some big swinging hooks that caught Charlie over the guard well, Beardon was forced onto the back foot but kept tight and let his left hook counter go effectively. Blackwell forced the pace and pressure in this round where he walking Beardon back to the ropes and worked to the body well when he got him there – Charlie stayed with him though and kept on his straight shots to create some space for him to work. Beardon let his hands go more in the opening of the 3rd round but Blackwell forced himself on top of him which turned into an exciting toe to toe punch out. Blackwell landed effectively to the body on the inside bringing some heavy right hands over the guard of Beardon who replied with a sharp left hook right hand to let him know he was still in there. Beardon worked well to the body near the end of the round where both men were happy to stand and trade until the bell sounded. Beardon came out jabbing well in the 4th round where he upped the pace and let his hands go a lot more – Blackwell managed to stay with him and traded. Right uppercut left hook worked well for Beardon when he had Blackwell on the ropes but he managed to come back with his own effective work to the body in what was an exciting fight and a tough one for only Charlie’s second in the pro game. Referee Lee Cook scored the contest 39 points to 38 in favour of Beardon who landed the cleaner and more effective work from start to finish, showing a lot of promise for his future.
Charlie Quinn vs Marko Ivanisevic – 4×3 Light Heavyweight
Light heavyweight Charlie Quinn secured an impressive 1st round stoppage over Marko Ivanisevic to move his unbeaten record to 3-0. Quinn came out jabbing well using his reach to keep Ivanisevic at length and looked powerful when he bought his right hand into play – his jab was the most effective shot in the opening of the round and he was able to read the fight well using his feet to avoid the counter punches – a big right hand landed flush and knocked Ivanisevic back and wobbled to the ropes, Quinn came on strong with constant flurries of shots to the head and body and didn’t let up on the pressure. Ivanisevic had to hold to survive the bursts – a big right hand left hook knocked Ivanisevic to the canvas and referee Mark Baites stepped in to stop the contest with Ivanisevic under too much pressure and not throwing anything back – the contest was stopped 2 minutes and 42 seconds into the opening round.
Rakeem Noble vs Georgie Wright – 6×3 Super Lightweight
Super lightweight Rakeem Noble secured an impressive 2nd round stoppage over Georgie Wright in his last fight here in the UK. The pair came out fast in the opening round jabbing well and coming in close – Noble worked a well timed right hand over the guard of Wright as the pair were forced to break by referee Lee Cook. Noble had a lot of success on the inside with big left hook right uppercuts and dug in some solid body shots as Wright sat on the ropes. Noble forced the pressure and pace and landed a brilliant right hands that Wright clearly felt. Noble looked comfortable to let his hands go and was accurate with all of his shots when the bell sounded. A big right hand from Noble started the round well as Wright looked wobbled and unsettled – another big right sent Georgie to the canvas with his senses scrambled. He managed to make it to his feet but was unable to respond to referee Lee Cook’s commands so the fight was called off 31 seconds into the 2nd round inflicting the 3rd loss of Georgie’s career and took Noble’s record to 12-2.
Jumanne Camero vs Liam Richards – 8×3 Lightweight
Jumanne Camero put on a controlled display to outpoint Liam Richards over 8 rounds, referee Mark Baites scored the contest 80-72. Camero came out jabbing well tapping his way on the inside and let his right hand go with ease – Richards stayed on his toes and had no success in the opener which was pretty low key. Camero came out well with a ram rod jab and doubled it up with great effect as he let his hands go a bit more in this round – Richards was happy to walk in with a tight guard and not throw much back. Camero let his shots go to the body well near the end of the round in what was a low key affair. Richards came out and held the centre of the ring well in the 3rd round but Camero landed the more successful shots including the right uppercut through the middle on the inside. Richards face started to redden as he lunged in with some wild shots that were off target and Camero read them well and used his slick footwork to get out of range. Camero was clearly outworking Richards and outclassing him on every level in there but couldn’t manage to find the killer instinct or knockout punch that could stop him. A big right uppercut from Camero was effective in the 4th round but he failed to follow it up with anything significant, Richards made it hard for Camero to get any flow to his work as he tucked up and failed to return anything. It was a quiet start to the 5th round as Richards moved awkwardly off the back foot and Camero didn’t pressure him enough to get his work off, he did step it up however with his constant straight shots and he switch hitting from body to head looked to affect Richards who had a bloodied moth and a reddening body. It was a messy end to the round as Richards leaned in and looked a little all over the place and Camero didn’t force any of the action late on. Richards came out swinging more in the opening of the 6th round, Camero rode the punches well and came back with a perfectly timed right hand of his own which was accurate every time he threw it. Left hook right uppercut from Camero worked well as Richards looked to be tiring and didn’t return much. Camero came out working well to the body in the 7th round bringing his right hook from body to head well early on. A big left hook from Camero looked to hurt Richards who was clearly being outworked but did well to stay in there and take the amount of shots he did. Camero was teeing off with ease on Richards but failed to find that knockout blow. The final round was nothing different to the other 7, Camero followed Richards around the ring tapping away at him but didn’t manage to find the finishing punch. Camero secured an 80-72 points win taking his record to 4-1.
Danny Couzens vs Ossie Jervier – 10×3 Cruiserweight
Danny Couzens won the cruiserweight fight cup challenge final against Ossie Jervier with an impressive 3rd round stoppage. Couzens came forward early letting his jab go from his hip and rushing forward with straight shots, Jervier kept a higher guard and returned the odd straight shot when he saw the opening. Jervier’s right uppercut landed well through the middle of the guard as the pair were in close but the pace of the fight certainly slowed from the opening minute. The pair exchanged big swinging hooks near the end of the round in what was an exciting round. The pair jabbed well to start the round, Couzens jabbed and moved off centre was effective but Jervier kept coming with his big right hands and left hooks that continuously got through the guard, he forced the pace and pressure in this round and had the most success on the inside when he had Couzens on the ropes. Couzens’ jab from the hip worked well when he threw it in what was a very exciting round. A big left hook at the start of the 3rd round knocked Jervier to the canvas heavily – he made it to his feet but referee Lee Cook called a stop to the contest as he believed Jervier was wobbly on his feet and unable to respond to his commands – the stoppage came 34 seconds into the 3rd round and awarded Couzens the 9th win of his 21 fight career.
Dan Dan Keenan vs Ladislav Nemeth – 4×3 Super Welterweight
Dan Dan Keenan looked very impressive over 4 rounds and took his unbeaten record to 6-0 with composed and powerful performance against Ladislav Nemeth. Keenan’s jab looked powerful from the get go as he knocked Nemeth back as soon as he connected with it, he upped the levels when he let his left hand go and held the centre perfectly in what was a great start to the opening round. Left hand right hook from Keenan landed solidly and was perfectly timed – he looked levels above Nemeth in there. Keenan’s switch hitting from head to body with the right hook was very effective and looked extremely powerful. A big right hand to start the second round landed well for Nemeth and caught Keenan off balance , the referee called a no-knockdown as the pairs feet got caught up. Nemeth gained the confidence from the early part of the round and swung the left hook well around the guard – Keenan stayed on his toes and read the fight well coming back with his own left hands but took his time. Keenan got back behind his jab in the 3rd round, doubling it up with great effect and letting his left hand go with more confidence in this round. Nemeth stayed on the back foot and countered with a wild swinging right but Keenan read it well and removed himself from any danger with his classy footwork. Big left hands from Keenan landed solidly near the end of the round and Nemeth was saved by the bell. Both men came out firing in the final round but got tied up with their styles clashing – a big left hand from Keenan looked classy and powerful as he landed it well and his timing was great. Keenan’s pace, power and timing really showed through in the final round as he unloaded a huge flurry of combinations onto Nemeth on the ropes who was unable to reply with anything in the 4th and final round. Keenan’s footwork and timing were great throughout and he definitely looks a talent for the future. Referee Mark Baites scored the contest 40-36 in favour of Dan Dan Keenan who kept composed and showed all of the makings of a great fighter in the making in his 6th fight.
Tom Ansell vs Liam Wright – 4×3 Middleweight
Tom Ansell made an impressive start to his professional career with a comfortable 40-35 points win over Liam Wright on his debut. Ansell came rushing out to try and impress on his debut, the pair were caught up early but he managed to get back to his jab well and landed a slick right uppercut as Wright leaned into the exchange. Right body shot right hook from Ansell looked powerful but Wright gave him no competition and threw hardly anything back – a right hand from Ansell sent Wright to the canvas, more off balance than anything, he made the referees count and fought on but Ansell was clearly looking for the stoppage as the face of Wright was reddening. Ansell did extremely well in the first fight of his professional career. Ansell jabbed and moved well to start the 2nd round forcing Wright to the ropes with constant flurries of hooks and uppercuts – Wright didn’t throw much back and just kept a tight guard on the back foot trying to sty away from Ansell’s big right hands that he landed well. Right body shot right uppercut landed well for Ansell who was giving it his everything in there against an opponent who didn’t wan to trade with him. Wright managed to land a big swinging counter right hand near the bell but nothing to trouble Ansell at all. Ansell came out firing again in the 3rd round, Wright was forced to hold to survive the onslaught bursts of shots. Ansell’s big right hands were the difference and for his first fight in the professional ranks he did really well with shots landed – he was teeing off with ease, Wright worked with some swinging hook counters but looked tired and red faced from the shots he took. Ansell came out firing again in the final round letting some spiteful shots go to the body, Wright held which made the fight look messy – a double right hand from Ansell landed solidly and he was clearly a level above Wright who just tried to see the round out. Big hooks from Ansell landed effectively as he gave it his all in the final round in what was an impressive debut. Referee Mark Baites scored the contest 40 points to 35 in favour of Ansell who made an impressive start to his professional career.
Spiros Demetriou vs Tomislav Rudan – 8×3 Cruiserweight
Spiros Demetriou picked up the challenge belt over 8 rounds with a win against Tomislav Rudan. The pair went toe to toe to start the opening round, Spiros got off some big left hooks but was caught with a swinging right hand by Rudan who countered well. The fight looked messy as the pair held to get through the first round – Spiros’s left hook right hand landed well near the end of the round to earn him the point. Spiros came out firing in the 2nd round doubling up the jab and letting his big right hand go – Rudan kept a high guard and stuck out a lazy jab but didn’t establish himself in there and didn’t use his reach at all. The fight looked messy on the inside as Rudan held to survive the pressure. A big right hand from Rudan sent Spiros to the canvas, he made it to his feet but was saved by the bell. Rudan came out firing in the 3rd round with a lot of confidence from the knockdown, Spiros looked angry as he returned some digging body shots but was tied up easily. Rudan just kept coming and loaded the combinations onto Spiros on the ropes in what was an exciting toe to toe fight. Left hook right hand landed well for Spiros as he took his time more in the 4th round but Rudan showed he wasn’t in there to make the numbers and replied with a sharp left hook right hand of his own and traded with the unbeaten fighter. Spiros’s power came through with big right hands but the pair looked tired as they had traded since the opening bell. It was a quiet start to the round for the pair as they moved around, hesitant to let their hands go – When they did trade, Rudan held and Spiros came forward with big power punches but neglected the jab. The pair exchanged well near the end of the round and both had their successes in there. Spiros’ left hook looked powerful at the start of the 6th round but Rudan kept his at length with his powerful straight shots. The pair traded straight shots – in the centre of the ring but they both looked fatigued as the round came to an end. The 7th and 8th round went by with more of the same and the pair did well to make it to the final bell on their feet after a maximum effort – Referee Ian John Lewis scored to contest 80-73 in favour of Spiros Demetriou who took his unbeaten record to 7-0.
Lucas Robinson vs Richard Harrison – 4×3 Light Heavyweight
Lucas Robinson impressed in the 3rd fight of his career with a 40-37 points win against Richard Harrison. Robinson came out behind big swinging right hand left hook combinations – Harrison came for a fight though and didn’t mind trading in there with him. The pair were caught up a lot on the inside as their styles clashed, Robinson’s timing looked a different level as he doubled the jab up well and let his right hand go with ease. Harrison returned a solid right hand counter but the round ended with slick body shots from Robinson. Harrison came out firing to the body again – the pair came together and exchanged digging shots to the body – Robinson’s left hook after his work to the body was different class as he took control of the pace and pressure in there. Right body shot right hook to the head landed well for Harrison who came out firing in the 3rd round. Robinson stayed on the back foot and covered up at the start of the round as Harrison really did let his hands go – he managed to get back to his straight shots to create some space between the pair but he certainly wasn’t just there to make up the numbers. A big left from the body looked effective from Robinson – but Harrison just wouldn’t stop coming. Harrison came out to fight in the fourth round working some solid hooks and uppercuts – Richardson held the centre but the pair both looked tired as they swung away to end the fight in the same style. Referee Lee Cook scored the contest 40-37 in favour of Lucas Robinson who moves on with his unbeaten record.
Nick Parpa vs Vasil Ducar – 4×3 Cruiserweight
Nick Parpa received the first loss of his career in the final fight of the night against a fiery Vasil Ducar who racked up the 2nd win of his short career with a powerful knockout finish. Ducar got onto the back foot early hanging out his long jab and clearly had the longer reach in there – Parpa took his time and doubled his jab up to great effect. Parpa’s right hand looked precise and powerful as he doubled it up and came in low under the guard with his digging body shots. Ducar looked the bigger man but didn’t use his reach at all. Parpa’s right hand left hook was timed well and he effectively bought his big hooks down to the body near the end of the round. The pair traded big hooks on the inside to start the 2nd round well – Parpa put him under pressure with big right hands and digging left hooks to the body – Ducar came through with his long straight shots but didn’t have much behind them until he unloaded to the body where he looked to have power and spite. A big right hand from Parpa sent Ducar to the ropes but he returned a massive right hand though the centre and knocked Parpa clean and knocked out badly to the canvas. The stoppage came 2 minutes 9 seconds into the 2nd round in the final fight of the evening. Referee – Ian John Lewis.
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