Tyler Denny produced a near punch perfect performance to retain his English Middleweight Title against previously unbeaten Brad Rea this evening (Saturday).
As seems to always be the case, the BCB fighter went into this one as the underdog but executed Errol Johnson’s game plan to perfection.
The loveable Rowley Regis boxer worked Rea up and down, body and head, for the vast majority of the ten rounds.
His sleek southpaw style proved too much for Rea who just couldn’t get in range and land without having to eat a straight left at every opportunity. It was a masterclass from a cool, calm and calculated Denny.
The 31 year-old survived a scare in the ninth round when Rea caught him with a sickening body shot but Denny was never going to be denied.
From the first bell to the last he showed the heart and skill of a Champion to retain his English Crown.
Two ridiculously close cards of 95-94 were sandwiched between a more realistic 97-92 for Denny who is surely in line for a shot at the British Title next.
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