Impressive Upton on cloud nine

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 May 2015

The Upton brothers with trainer Ricky Hatton

The Upton brothers with trainer Ricky Hatton


Another win for Anthony

Barking's Blerim Pjetri enjoyed another win at the Fairbairn showBarking's Blerim Pjetri enjoyed another win at the Fairbairn show

Anthony Upton made it nine straight wins as a professional at York Hall on Saturday, triggering a third-round body shot that finished Hungarian Istvan Kiss.

It was a night of celebration for the Upton brothers, all former Dagenham amateurs who still live locally, but train with ex-world champion Ricky Hatton at his Manchester gym.

Brother Sonny recorded a clear win on the Goodwin Promotion, where he outpointed Latvian Dmitrijs Ovsjannikovs.

Younger sibling Anthony confidently handled his more experienced rival, outboxing Kliss at long range in the opening rounds.

And a powerful hook to the mid-section saw the Hungarian counted out after one minute 42 seconds of the third, to the delight of the impressive fan following cheering the Uptons at the Bethnal Green venue.

Sonny Upton, also with the ‘Hitman’ Hatton in his corner, boxed his way to a convincing victory as he proved too good for his Latvian rival, winning all four rounds on the referee’s scorecard.

*Dagenham BC plan to sign off a successful season in style when they stage their final tournament at Dagenham & Redbridge FC’s ground on Friday.

A line-up of boxers from opposing clubs have been set up to test the Daggers before local fans at the Victoria Road venue.

Dagenham’s George Landers meet Hassan Mehmood (Strike06) for the third time, with another exiting clash expected after the pair scored one win each in previous meetings.

Other popular Daggers in action include Junior ABA champion Kerim Agius and the return of welterweight George Joyner, who has been out of action for two years.

*Barking’s Blerim Pjetri punched out his latest success in typical style when outpointing Andrew Stewart (Centurions) on the Fairbairn dinner show at Chigwell on Friday.

The aggressive Barking boxer traded solid punches in every round with a strong rival, but landed the telling scoring shots to take a majority verdict.

Busy Blerim faces two more bouts in a week when he appears on the open-air Peacock show at Dawson Avenue, Barking on May 30 before travelling to Ireland with the club team.

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