Macauley Owen (BCB) vs. Eduardo Valverde
Macauley Owen extended his record to 5-0 with a decision victory against fellow lightweight Eduardo Valverde on Frank Warren’s BT Sport show at the International Centre in Telford writes Jack Heather.
BCB Promotions managed Owen made the perfect start in his hometown, sending his Spanish adversary to the canvas midway through the opening round thanks to a beautiful straight left hand.
The Spaniard remained defiant throughout though and showed some serious toughness to make it through to the final bell as he continued to be met by a barrage of shots from the BCB fighter.
Owen, trained by Shiney Singh, started targeting the body of his opponent in the later rounds and he had success doing so, with the Nicaraguan-born Valverde’s grimaces worsening with each shot that landed.
It was not to be though as the experienced Valverde managed to get through the rounds and deny Owen what would have been his second stoppage win in the professional ranks.
The 25-year-old dominated all six rounds and cruised to a dominant points triumph; referee Chris Dean scored the contest 60-53 in favour of the southpaw
The bout took place on the undercard of fellow Telford fighter Liam Davies’ victory against Ionut Baluta.
Picture (c) Queensberry Promotions