Tyler Denny travelled to Sheffield on Friday evening to take on undefeated Nottingham fighter, Derrick Osaze.
The 29 year-old put 18 months of inactivity behind him to record a much deserved 97-93 win in what was arguably the best performance of his career.
Rowley Regis’ Denny out fought and out boxed his 27 year-old opponent who lost his previously perfect 10-0 record.
Osaze had slightly the better of the opening round as Denny felt his way into the fight rightly wary of the Nottingham man who carried the threat in terms of power.
Denny quickly worked his way into the the contest though and took the second round with some beautifully worked shots including a number of uppercuts that caught Osaze on his way in. Finding his rhythm, Denny followed up his positive second round with an equally positive third.
He continued to box well and pick his shots, frustrating Osaze with his elusive southpaw style in the middle rounds. To his credit Osaze kept coming but the cleaner work was from Denny. Denny stepped through the gears from the seventh and looked comfortable before Osaze rallied in the ninth before losing a point, finally, for consistently forcing his forearm into Denny’s face. It was Denny who finished strongest and deservedly took the win and Osaze’s ‘0’.
The fight was live on Fightzone from Sheffield Arena Car Park. A Fightzone subscription is just £4.99 per month. Find out more at fightzone.co.uk.