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Boxing: Ward back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 October 2018

Martin J Ward hits out (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)

Martin J Ward hits out (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)

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Martin J Ward was happy to return to winning ways at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Martin J Ward celebrates (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)Martin J Ward celebrates (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)

The super-featherweight, who started his boxing career at Dagenham, had lost his European title and unbeaten record to Belfast’s James Tennyson in May.

But Ward looked sharp as accurate punches sent Tanzania’s Mohammed Kambululta to the floor where he was counted out by referee Kieran McCann after only 37 seconds of the second round. “It was good to be back and get the job done inside two rounds,” said a delighted Ward.

Meanwhile, middleweight Mitchell Frearson, based at Dagenham’s Legends RMY gym, scored his third professional win when outpointinng Hungarian Pal Olah at York Hall on Friday.

Frearson landed accurate punches in every round to take a 40-36 points decision from referee Lee Every at the end of their four-round contest.

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