Johnny goes up west for a good night out
EVER-WILLING welterweight Johnny Greaves enjoyed a bright night in Knightsbridge last week with a points win over Ali Wyatt - only his second victory in a career of 38 bouts. The 30-year-old fight-anywhere journeyman had scored just one previous win in hi
EVER-WILLING welterweight Johnny Greaves enjoyed a bright night in Knightsbridge last week with a points win over Ali Wyatt - only his second victory in a career of 38 bouts.
The 30-year-old fight-anywhere journeyman had scored just one previous win in his two-year ring career, but certainly upset the odds against the Iran-born Wyatt in their clash at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel.
Greaves produced the usual showy performance that has entertained fans all over the country - with his Ali shuffle, windmill punching and verbal exchanges with ringsiders.
However, he also produced enough clean punches to take a deserved verdict from referee Ken Curtis.
Wyatt was a capable rival, shaking Greaves with powerful shots more than once, but the East Ham fighter fired back in determined style.
His powerful rights opened a cut on Wyatt's left eyebrow in the third round, and he landed more than enough punches for a clear win on the official scorecard with a 59-55 points decision indicating he had lost only one of the six rounds.
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However, there was disappointment for TKO Gym-trained featherweight Ian Bailey, when he stepped in as a late substitute against former Welsh amateur champion Lee Selby.
Selby proved too busy for Bailey, to take a 60-56 verdict from referee Curtis, with most of the rounds keenly contested.