Home Wins In Wolverhampton

Headlining in his home City of Wolverhampton at the Hangar Events Venue, Jermaine Osbourne-Edwards moved closer to a title shot with a solid points win against Georgi Velichkov.

The 33 year-old welterweight had to warm in to the fight as the southpaw vs southpaw clash caused a few issues early on. His coach Richie Carter will have been impressed with the adjustments made by his charge as he controlled the centre of the ring and finished the bout strongly taking it 60-54.

Ameen Khalid handed Dean Jones just his third stoppage loss with a seriously impressive 4th round KO. It was a quick start to the contest as Worcester’s Khalid had Jones hurt in the opener and continued to pick his punches at will throughout the bludgeoning encounter.

The punch that ended it seemed just a glancing blow but the accumulation had done the damage and Khalid moves on to 4-0.

After a last minute cancellation of his fight in September due to the passing of the Queen, Danny Quartermaine looked raring to go against Nicaraguan Cruz Perez. The 25 year old from Leamington Spa, boxing for the second time this year, dominated throughout showing quick hand speed and a nice punch variety, taking the decision 60-55

Debutant Gully Powar got his professional career off to a perfect start with a comfortable four round run out against Al Wraith. The 20-year-old, from Whitmore Reans had a solid amateur career and showcased his skills in front of a raucous crowd.

Wraith looked to keep the action up close trying to smother Powar but it was the debutant who was easily picking up the rounds taking the win 40-35.

Shannon Willey fighting away from his hometown of Exeter made light work of Phil Price stopping him inside a round. The 28 year-old was dominant from the start and landed several big power punches.

Price was down with seconds of the opening round to spare but the blow was deemed heavy enough for the referee to stop the contest handing the Welshman his first stoppage defeat.

Lewis Morris made it a fantastic five out of five wins as a pro as the young featherweight cruised to a  40-36 win over experienced Jake Pollard.

Unbeaten James Scarrott continued his impressive start to his first year as a pro beating the ever game Plymouth pugilist  Chris Adaway 40-36 in what was to be Adaway’s 91st and final bout.

Words Paul Webb

Pictures Manjit Narotra

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