Eubank Jr impressive in stoppage win

21 04 2012

Chris Eubank Jr maintained his unbeaten record after an impressive fourth round stoppage of Scotland’s Paul Allison at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.

The young pro looked very relaxed in this fight and put together some superb combinations and displayed brilliant hand speed as he looks to establish himself as one of Britain’s brightest boxing prospects.

Eubank Jr produced a frenzied attack at the start of the fourth which left the referee with no choice but to stop the fight after Allisons’ head was rocked back several times.

Following the win, Eubank Jr spoke to Channel 5 where he said: “I went in there tonight with the intention of proving a point. I wanted to produce an explosive performance and that’s exactly what I did.”

I was impressed with Eubank Jr combination punching and hand speed but he definitely has to improve on his defence as he was tagged too much for my liking but that should improve in time.

Considering this was only his third professional fight, the future looks very bright for Eubank Jr.


Fury KO’s Rogan

21 04 2012

Tyson Fury clinched the Irish heavyweight title after stopping Martin Rogan in the fifth round.

Fury, adopting a southpaw stance for the first time, struggled to find his range in the first two rounds as Rogan came out all guns blazing.

Despite Rogan’s pressure throughout the first two rounds, Fury didn’t deter from his game plan and he found his range and timing in the third when he dropped Rogan with a straight left.

Rogan battled on but Fury, who was in complete control now, was tagging him at will.

Fury stepped things up in the fifth as he landed a body shot which sent the brave Rogan down to the canvas. Rogan managed to beat the count but the fight was over as Rogan’s trainer stepped in the ring to call the fight off.

After the fight, promoter Mick Hennessey believes that Fury is ready for the best but won’t go chasing the likes of Alexander Povetkin because they will call the shots.

Not sure what Mick Hennessey wants to do then because the only domestic competition that is out their for Fury is David Price. And if he’s not going to take the fight against Price, then the only option for Fury is to go after the likes of Povetkin because he is nowhere near ready for the Klitschko brothers.

It’s the fight all British boxing fans want to see and hopefully they can get it on.