Dallas strikes it rich in Newport

TOM DALLAS made it eight straight heavyweight wins as a pro when he defeated Latvian Jevgenijs Stamburskis within one round in Newport on Friday night. It was the sixth quick win in his unbeaten pro campaign, with his more experienced opponent crumbling a

TOM DALLAS made it eight straight heavyweight wins as a pro when he defeated Latvian Jevgenijs Stamburskis within one round in Newport on Friday night.

It was the sixth quick win in his unbeaten pro campaign, with his more experienced opponent crumbling as the Peacock Gym-trained Dallas unloaded his big punches on the Frank Maloney promotion.

With referee Wynford Jones calling a halt with 20 seconds remaining in the opening round, it was the fourth first-round victory in the local prospect's last five contests.

Now the six-feet-six-inch tall Newham-based hope looks forward to fights against tougher opposition as he moves up the heavyweight ladder.


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However, the Newport show proved a disappointment for Peacock Gym featherweight Mick Coveney, when he lost a points verdict to rival Jamie Arthur.

Willing battler Coveney made it a tough night for the Welsh fighter with some hard-fought toe-to-toe exchanges in the six-rounder.

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However, Arthur, booked for a British title clash with Martin Lindsay in February, was given a 59-56 points verdict by referee Roddy Evans. It was Coveney's third points defeat in the last three months.

JACK BROWN punched out a debut win in Newham BC colours at the Hanwell show at Ealing on Saturday night, when he defeated home club boxer Rob Garrod.

Brown gave a promising performance to dominate the action against Garrod, and was good value for the points victory at the final bell.

Newham club mate Javade Skeete dropped a majority points vote against Ray Garner (Southampton) on the same show.

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