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Carslaw Told To Stay Strong Despite Setback in France

Kris Carslaw has been told he is good enough to compete for major honours despite suffering another setback.

The Paisley light-middleweight suffered a unanimous points defeat to Michel Soro in France on Saturday night as he lost out on the chance to claim the vacant WBO European crown.

The 117-111, 118-110, 118-110 loss in Le Cannet on the French Riviera means the 28-year-old has not had his hand raised following the final bell in four of his last seven encounters.

But his trainer Colin Bellshaw insists the Scot, who picked up a nasty cut just above his hairline midway through the fight, is not far away from landing his first major prize.

"Kris is absolutely gutted at losing the fight but I'm proud of him," said Bellshaw. "Soro is a guy who has fought for a world title before and is very slick. "But watching the fight, there was never much between either fighter. A couple of the judges have Soro the win by eight rounds and that is unbelievable. It was never that wide.

"As for what we do next, I don't think we need a new approach.

"Kris is fighting at championship level but we just need to find that extra 10 per cent that will get him over the line."

Soro's victory comes after Carslaw failed to get the nod following encounters with Matthew Hall in a British title eliminator, a full Lonsdale belt face-off with Brian Rose and a defeat to eventual winner Larry Ekundayo in November's eight-man Prizefighter event.

Bellshaw was happy to heap praise on Carslaw's latest conqueror but insists he still has faith in his prospect.

"I don't count the Prizefighter result as it is a different type of boxing," said Bellshaw.

"And of the other three defeats the only one that concerned me was the Matthew Hall one, because Chris just didn't perform.

"But he has now had 24 rounds against top operators in Rose and Soro and wasn't outclassed in one of them.

"Soro was a good fighter this time and I expect to see more of him in Britain but Kris can definitely bounce back from this result and win titles."

Bellshaw added: "My opinion is that Kris gave his best performance yet against his toughest opponent yet in a hostile environment.

"If he wasn't improving we would worry but he gave a former world title challenger a real hard fight. The titles will come."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 01-14-2013

Better for Soro. He was doing good against Baysangurov until he gassed

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