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Denton Vassell Defeats Samuel Colomban in Oldham

By Alexey Sukachev

Sports Centre, Oldham, Lancashire - Undefeated Commonwealth welterweight champion Denton Vassell is expected to crack into the top-15 of at least one sanctioning body after his hard but well-deserved unanimous decision over WBO #3 Australia-based Cameroonian Samuel Colomban (20-4, 10 KOs), retaining his title for the second time. Vassell didn't impress anybody with the same zeal and skills as did his compatriot and fellow unbeaten Kell Brook but at least he got an important victory to move a little bit closer to a world title opportunity.

The first two stanzas were rather measured but Vassell took the lead thanks to his overwhelming volume of barely painful but fast punches. Colomban's revival started in the third, when his opponent began to feel fatigue and decided to add some dirty tricks to his arsenal. He landed punishing low blows not once but twice in a row to see referee Howard Foster Jr. deduct a point from him. Colomban sensed the change and added more power to his offence in the fourth to get a round and, more importantly, cut Vassell over his left eye.

The next couple of round were even but even then, in the second part of the fight, the British fighter finally started to land more punches to confirm his advantage. Oppositely, the Cameroonian slowed down and got tagged by the body blows of Vassell. As rounds passed by, Vassell's offence became more and more effective. Colomban tried to retaliate but his punches lacked precision while Vassell was too active. The African fighter was slightly better than his foe in the last round but that was all that he was able to do. In the end, judge Steve Gray scored the bout 117-112 - for the Brit, and he was supported by Teryy O'Connor and Dave Parris, who both scored the fight 116-112. BoxingScene had it 115-112 - for Denton Vassell.

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Cruiserweight hopeful Matty "The Assassin" Askin (12-0, 8 KOs) continued his pugilistic education with a solid third-round TKO of 40-year old Czech Roman Kracik (32-8-1, 19 KOs). Askin, 23, was much better than his pudgy and out-of-shape opponent in almost every department. Jab and reasonable awareness helped the Englishman to get in and his cracking right hands methodically did the rest. In the third round, Askin started to punch with more menace. After a couple of uppercuts he pinned Kracik to the ropes, where the Czech got totally defenceless, turned his back to the Brit while eating punches at the back of the head. At this point (2:11 of the round) referee saw enough and stepped in to wave it off.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JimmyMcNulty on 11-12-2011

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;11407160]Has Tyson Fury fought yet? Can someone link me up? thanks[/QUOTE] Starts in around 30 minutes

Comment by BostonGuy on 11-12-2011

Has Tyson Fury fought yet? Can someone link me up? thanks

Comment by JimmyMcNulty on 11-12-2011

Forgot all about this. Could have met Hatton :(

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