Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Travis Dickinson Enchanced His Rep With Tournament Win

Travis Dickinson enhanced his reputation with victory in Prizefighter Light Heavyweights II on a thrilling night of action at London's Olympia.

Dickinson stopped wild card replacement Sam Couzens in the second round of the final to claim a £32,000 cheque and extend his professional record to 11-0.

The first round was a close affair as Couzens tried to spring a surprise by forcing the pace.

But Dickinson gradually assumed control and took over completely in the second round, putting Couzens on the floor with just over a minute of the round remaining.

Couzens regained his feet but his legs were still wobbling and referee Howard Foster waved off the contest.

Dickinson, from County Durham, had beaten Justin Jones and Llewellyn Davies on his way to the final.

Couzens owed his place in the final to a cut that meant Tony Dodson was unable to continue following his semi-final win over Menay Edwards.

Edwards, who had shocked Joe Smyth with a second-round stoppage in his quarter-final, was down in the first after Dodson got through with a clubbing right.

He beat the count and battled on, reopening the cut above Dodson's right eye that the Liverpool fighter suffered in his quarter-final win against Michael Banbula.

And the former British super-middleweight was cut again before finally stopping Edwards early in the third round, referee Howard Foster calling it off after the inexperienced Londoner went down for a second time.

Dickinson had seen off the other wild card replacement, Justin Jones, by unanimous decision in his semi-final, which was a one-sided affair.

Jones' chance came after Jack Morris suffered a suspected broken right hand during the opening bout of the tournament.

Morris sustained the injury during the opening round of his split decision success over Billy Slater.

The first knockdown of the evening occurred in the second fight although Davies quickly regained his feet after being surprised by short right from Dickinson in the first round.

Dickinson dominated throughout all nine minutes on the way to a unanimous decision.

The third quarter-final between Dodson and Banbula was more of a tear-up, Dodson pulling away in the final round to take a unanimous verdict.

Both fighters were cut during the first and Dodson, sporting a gash above his right eye, was examined by the doctor afterwards before being cleared to continue in the competition.

Edwards completed the semi-final line-up with an exciting victory over Smyth courtesy of a second-round stoppage.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 01-30-2011

Seems to cut quite easy and hasn't exactly breezed past his durable opponents so far. He's only 22 so he's got time on his side but I don't think he's a big prospect. I just hope he doesn't suffer the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - CompuBox Punch Stats Yves Ulysse: Everyone Thought I'd Get Beat - But Speed Kills! Saunders: Did I Not Tell You This Fight Would Be Easy? Billy Joe Saunders Makes Statement, Easily Dominates David Lemieux Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Spike O'Sullivan Drops, Stops Antoine Douglas in 7th Round Yves Ulysse Dominates, Drops, Hammers Cletus Seldin Daigo Higa vs. Moises Fuentes on February 4 in Japan Tony Yoka Blasts Out Ali Baghouz in Two Rounds Saunders: Lemieux Has No Chance, I'm Convinced I'll Stop Him! Lemieux: Many UK Fans Wrote To Me, Want Me To Drill Saunders Avni Yildirim vs. Derek Edwards on March 3rd in Germany Denys Berinchyk Secures KO Win To Capture WBO Regional Belt Tom Schwarz Back on February 3, Dominic Boesel Returns on 3/3 McGregor Rules Out Pacquiao, Says Return To MMA is Next Saunders vs. Lemieux - CompuBox Historical Review Damon Allen Outboxes Martin Honorio in Quebec, Canada Jessie Vargas: I Want Thurman, Spence-Peterson Winner or Garcia Frank Warren: Saunders Can Send a Message To Canelo, GGG Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux: Pre-Fight Report Card Demetrius Andrade Will Be Ringside To Scout Saunders, Lemieux Saunders Unfazed by First Pro Bout Outside UK, Judging in Canada Lemieux to Saunders: Will Be Blood, Big Punches Saturday Night Hopkins: Rigondeaux is 90% Done, May Quit Again in Future Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence, Cotto, Golovkin-Charlo, More Frank Warren on DeGale's Loss, Selby Win, Corcoran, Frampton John Molina: I Had To Dig Deep, Can't Lose With Family at Ringside Fury: What Will Critics Says When I Make Joshua Look Like a Child? Bernstein: Mikey Garcia vs. Lomachenko Can Become Special Fight Golden Boy's Diaz Willing To Make Morales-Zenunaj Rematch The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P Jessie Vargas Drops, Dominates Aaron Herrera For Easy Win Horn Admits Interest in Facing Mundine Before Crawford Jamal James Crushes Diego Chaves With Body Shot Knockout John Molina Gets Off The Floor, Drills Ivan Redkach in Epic Slugfest Omotoso Overcomes Slow Start, Out-Points Freddy Hernandez Danny Garcia-Brandon Rios, Benavidez-Gavril II Eyed For 2/17 Video: Bernard Hopkins on Loma-Rigo, Wilder-Joshua, More Video: Tyson Fury Talks Loma, Wilder, Joshua, More Saunders: I'm in Lemieux's Head, I'll Break His Heart!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement