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Flannigan Edges Sykes To Win Prizefighter, Fielding Wins

In the main event of the evening,  super middleweight prospect Rocky Fielding (12-0, 6 KOs) dropped Carl Dilks (16-6, 5 KOs) twice to secure a fifth round stoppage, and winning the vacant English title.

Former British champion Gary Sykes (22-3, 5 KOs) put forth a strong performance, but it wasn't enough to defeat unbeaten Terry Flannigan (18-0, 4 KOs), who continues to rise by winning the Prizefighter Lightweight Tournament at Olympia in Liverpool, Merseyside. The scores were close, with a split verdict - 29-28 for Flannigan, 29-28 for Sykes and 29-28 for Flannigan. Sykes gets a small measure of redemption after Gary Buckland blew him away in 45 seconds of the first round in a 2010 Prizefighter tournament. Flannigan simply outworked Sykes, not by much, but enough to squeeze out a win on the cards.

Semi-Finals

In a battle of former British champions, Gary Sykes (22-2, 5 KOs) won a split decision over Anthony Crolla (24-4, 9 KOs) to reach the finals. The scores were 29-28 for Sykes, 29-28 for Crolla and 29-28 for Sykes. The scores were In a close fight, Sykes was able to shake off a bad first round and took the next two stanzas by pushing Crolla around and using his physical strength to control the tempo. Sykes previously decisioned Crolla over ten rounds in 2009.

Terry Flannigan (17-0, 4 KOs) overwhelmed former British champion Derry Mathews (31-8-1, 16 KOs) over three rounds. All three judges saw it 29-27. Mathews was a tournament favorite but he was heavily affected by the two cuts that were suffered in the earlier fight. The cuts started bleeding within 30 seconds of the first round and there were at least two breaks where the doctor took a deep look at the cuts but didn't stop the fight. Mathews went down in the second when Flannigan battered him against the ropes, but he managed to finish the fight on his feet.

Quarter-Finals

Gary Sykes (21-2, 5 KOs) overcame undefeated prospect Tommy Coyle (13-1, 4KOs), winning a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 - but it wasn't a popular decision as some believe Coyle had done enough hard work to edge the veteran.

Tournament favorite Anthony Crolla (24-3, 9 KOs) was too experienced and too good for inexperienced Stephen Jennings (5-2-1, 2 KOs), winning a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 across the board.

Terry Flannigan (16-0, 4 KOs) won a three round decision over Liam Patrick Walsh (10-2, 3 KOs). All three judges saw it 30-27.

Derry Mathews (31-7-1, 16 KOs) won a unanimous decision over game boxer Jamie Spence (10-4, 2 KO). All three judges scored it 30-27. Mathews suffered cuts around both eyes, and one of them looked serious from a clash of heads and that could affect him in the later rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mjkirby on 10-07-2012

Tough decision on Sykes,Thought he lost the 1st round but outworked Flanagan for the last two.Im guessing he's done with prizefighter now,Should stick to 10-12 rounders and try to get a crack at Ree's

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