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Conquest Dominates Ammann, Chris Eubank Jr. Wins

By Alexey Sukachev

London, England - Numbers can be deceptive sometimes. BoxRec lists cruiserweight Tony Conquest as a 6'2'' 1/2 fighter, while the Australian Daniel Ammann is said to be just 5'11''. Perception was diametrically opposite as a towering import from the Down Under simply dwarfed Conquest. Massive physical advantage didn't help Ammann and he came out a sore loser, being completely outboxed by Conquest (13-1, 5 KOs) to an easy shutout: 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110. Conquest acquired the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.

The fight was mostly a tactical affiar. Speed kills, and this time one the most important variables of the pugilistic equation was totally in favour of much faster Conquest. He easily circled around the plodder, using his jabs and fast combinations on the way in. Ammann's punches were leisured and lacked intensity. Ammann was also slow on getting his hands back. He was also cut over his left eye during the second half of the bout. Conquest was accomplishing tiny tasks in every round and then exploded in round eight, rocking Ammann several times. The end of the bout was measured but the Australian was never given a chance to prove his power in close quarter exchanges, being limited to a victim's role.

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Fighting in front of his legendary father, Chris Eubank Jr. (13-0, 8 KOs) didn't impress anyone but still got his fifth consecutive stoppage win, finishing Alistair Warren after three not-so-easy rounds.

Warren was 0-4-2 since 2011 coming in. Eubank Jr., on the other hand, was active in a good sense in 2013. However, Warren was the one to impose his will on Eubank Jr. in the first two minutes of the opening round. The latter made a payback late into the first stanza, rocking Warren with an uppercut. Eubank's opponent made his own comeback in the second, putting Chris on the defensive, forcing him to cover up. Another twist occurred in the third, and it was a final one. Eubank Jr. was one to get the edge. His attacks gradually became more and more effective, and he finally put Warren down on a number of punches late into the third. Alistair continued battling but Eubank was one who did more damage, although being extra charged for a single-shot kayo. He hasn't got won but Warren, now 8-6-3, 4 KOs, retired on his stool during the next break.

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The Baby Faced Assassin isn't only Marco Antonio Barrera's alias. The UK has its BFA too. Mitchell Smith (8-0, 4 KOs) proved his nickname can be at least a shadow with that of the great Mexican with a spectacular blowout of previously undefeated Welshman Mark Evans (9-1-1, 1 KO). Smith, 21, was pressing the action from the opening bell. In the second, he finally rocked Evans, then sent him down with a right hand. Evans was soon down again after another right (Smith fell to the canvas too on a positive feedback of his punch). He beat the count easily only to see referee Jeff Hinds issuing another "British stoppage", way too early at 1:31 of the second round.

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40-year old Jason Nesbitt continued his ambitious effort to beat some boxing records. At least, local. At least, the worst of them. This time Nesbitt was easily outboxed by relative novice Josh Leather (3-0, 1 KO) over six to pull his record down to 9-170-4, with 6 KOs. Nesbitt did his best to impose his offensive skills on Leather but, as always, this wasn't the case. The sole score was 60-54 - for Leather.

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Gary Corcoran moved up to 8-0, with 4 KOs, with a two-round blowout of incapable Pakistani native Faheem Khan (5-3-2). Corcoran was all over Khan from the second minute of the opening round. Khan went down at the end of the first (wasn't ruled a knockdown), then twice in the second - firstly, after a left hook to the body, then after a follow-up barrage. Time of stoppage was 1:47.

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Super middleweight Tom Baker (7-0, 1 KOs) had one easy night against durable journeyman Harry Matthews (12-12-2, 2 KOs). Bigger and taller Baker controlled the fight from the distance and easily beat Matthews to the jab. He also landed right hands time and again to deprive his opponent of any chances of a victory. Referee Jeff Hinds proclaimed Baker a winner with 60-55 score. Matthews is now 13-12-2 after being an undefeated prospect with 9-0 record four years ago.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PittyPat on 02-22-2014

[quote]Chris Eubank Jr. (13-0, 8 KOs) didn't impress anyone[/quote] Sounds about right, like his whole career so far. :lol1:

Comment by jreckoning on 02-22-2014

The old Doctor Who is quite feather fisted.

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