Weekend Round-Up

Lennox Clarke  and Connor Parker suffered title heart break on Saturday evening.

Halesowen’s Clarke lost out on a split decision to Lerrone Richards for the Commonwealth and British Super Middleweight Titles.

Clarke settled well as he claimed centre of the ring and took the fight to Richards. He kept up a relentless pace throughout with his opponent happy to box on the back foot and pick his shots.

Richards had his best spell just after the mid rounds but it was Clarke who came forward in the latter rounds and finished the stronger.

Sadly for Clarke though Judges Terry O’Connor and Steve Gray somehow scored the contest 116-113 and 117-112 whilst Marcus McDonnell gave it 115-113 in Clarke’s favour. A rematch is surely on the cards.

Connor Parker was stopped in the seventh round of his WBO European Super Lightweight Title tilt by the impressive Sam Maxwell.

The former Midlands Area Champion started nervously but looked to grow into the fight. Maxwell has other ideas though and ran out a worthy winner. Parker will regroup and be back in 2020.

Nathan Heaney impressed on his BT Sport debut as he blew away Nelson Altamirano in five rounds.

The Hitman, cheered on by his loyal set of Stoke supporters, caught the Nicaraguan with plenty of spiteful shots before referee Marcus McDonnell had finally seen enough in the fifth.

On a busy night for BCB, Dani Hodges lost on points out in Poland whilst Daryl Pearce lost on points at the Arena Birmingham.

Tyler Denny suffered his own title heartbreak.

Ruthless travelled to London to take on Linus Udofia.

Denny lost a majority decision despite many ringside feeling he did enough to take the English Middleweight Title.

Finally, Rachel Ball cruised past Bec Connolly in Swindon in her Commonwealth Title Eliminator.

BCB are back in action this weekend at Walsall FC as James Beech Jnr and Luke Jones go head to head for the vacant Midlands Area Featherweight Title.

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