Tomlinson overwhelmed for the primary time however pleasure for Allen on the undercard, writes Andy Whittle from ringside
DON’T say it too loudly round Leeds within the run as much as this weekend’s present however Mexican guests to those shores are on one thing of a roll for the time being – and definitely don’t point out Mexico to promoter Dennis Hobson and his crew in case you occur to search out your self of their firm as they have to be heartily sick of their invoice toppers coming unstuck in opposition to the Latin hombres.
Previously unbeaten welterweight Anthony Tomlinson was the most recent to fall sufferer when at Ponds Forge he was counted out by referee Howard Foster 85 seconds into the ninth and penultimate spherical of his bout in opposition to skilled 33-yr-previous Mexico City resident Dante Jardon. Back in 2013, and nonetheless an excellent-featherweight, Jardon had been halted himself within the ninth by Takashi Miura whereas difficult for the WBC belt in his solely earlier journey abroad.
There wasn’t a deal of daylight between the pair within the early rounds as each waited for his or her opponent to commit however Jordan had been ending rounds strongly and from a fifth spherical that noticed him closely bloody Anthony’s nostril he started to look as if he may simply silence the locals.
Tomlinson, on the entrance foot, recovered a little bit misplaced floor within the sixth however by the eighth was spitting out blood and with the brisk tempo of earlier slowing he was being clouted by more and more common clubbing rights by an opponent rising rapidly in confidence, till one such punch despatched him over backwards. Anthony was as much as one knee as Mr Foster reached ‘seven’ however made no try to beat the depend.
Conisbrough heavyweight David Allen was again punching for pay once more in a scheduled 4 in opposition to closely tattooed Italian Andrea Pesce who was struggling a disappointing run of type.
The 36-yr-previous Roman was rocked by a clubbing proper within the opening moments and it by no means improved from that time. Well overwhelmed within the opener he took a knee after coming beneath significantly heavy hearth mid-means by the subsequent earlier than an additional spell of stress on the resumption prompted the intervention of Bury referee John Latham 50 seconds shy of the half-means mark.
After registering three straight inside the space victories Chorley tremendous-middleweight Mark Jeffers went in in opposition to Michal Ryba of Czech Republic in a scheduled eight and one puzzled if the customer, with all however certainly one of his six victories coming inside the space, may simply present the Magherafelt born puncher with a sterner take a look at. As it turned out he did however he was bested from begin to end by the more and more dominant Michael Jennings-trained man, who ran out an 80-71 winner. Ryba was counted by referee Brook late within the fourth when after delivery a proper hook solely the ropes prevented him going over.
Local tremendous-featherweight Sufyaan Ahmed, overwhelmed final day trip while contesting the Central Area title, was hopeful of a return to successful methods in opposition to Birmingham novice Jahfibus Faure however he got here unstuck as Faure, touchdown the extra eye-catching single photographs and busier down the straight was awarded a 39-38 victory by referee Andy Brook.
Busy Lee Connelly from Killamarsh in Derbyshire went the space for the second successive week, dropping out 40-36 to standard Sheffielder Levi Kinsiona who, in one other bout overseen by Mr Brook, saved it lengthy behind the jab.
In bouts over 4-twos, unbeaten pair Stevi Levy and Katie Healy cling on to their 100 per cent data. King’s Lynn’s Stevi was up first in a bout overseen by John Latham and she ran out a 40-36 winner in opposition to Bratislava’s Claudia Ferenczi who, completely happy to lean on and seize each time the chance arose, solely actually got here to life late on after a head conflict left her reduce by the attention.
Birmingham’s Healy, having outpointed Ferenczi on her debut again in May, mirrored Stevi’s achievement by doubling up the jab, urgent all through and taking all 4 rounds in opposition to Poland’s Karina Kopinska. Andy Brook refereed.
Leaving the vest behind, North Shields puncher Thomas Hodgson, National champion in 2017, was the most recent to trade pleasantries with Blackburn’s Naeem Ali and in entrance of a giant following he turned in a cracking efficiency, the most effective debuts I’ve seen for a while. Referee Mr Brook scored 40-36 for Hodgson who bested Ali by fairly a distance.
Verdict: Good to be again indoors in Sheffield however no completely happy ending in the principle occasion
Dante Jardon (146lbs), 34-7 (25), w ko 9 Anthony Tomlinson (146 1/4lbs), 13-1 (7); Mark Jeffers (171lbs 2ooz), 13-0 (4), w pts 8 Michal Ryba (173lbs 2oz), 6-6 (5); David Allen (255lbs 1oz), 19-5-2 (16), w rsf 2 Andrea Pesce (261lbs 7oz), 7-14-3 (2); Levi Kinsiona (138lbs 6oz), 8-1 (1), w pts 4 Lee Connelly (139lbs 3oz), 7-59-5; Jahfibus Faure (130 1/4lbs), 1-1, w pts 4 Sufyaan Ahmed (134lbs 6ooz), 5-2; Stevi Levy (119lbs 7ooz), 4-0, w pts 4 Claudia Ferenczi (116lbs 7oz), 20-82-8 (10); Katie Healy (124lbs 5oz), 2-0, w pts 4 Karina Kopinska (17 1/4lbs), 14-40-4 (3); Thomas Hodgson (145lbs), 1-0, w pts 4 Naeem Ali (156lbs 2oz), 2-72-1 (1).
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