Sunday, 4 November 2012

A star is born in the light-middleweight Prizefighter!

In my opinion, last night we all got to witness the greatest and most action packed Prizefighter to date. The level of competition might not have been as high as the one involving the likes of Flannagan, Mathews, Sykes and Crolla, but the level of excitement was definitely up there. 

Right from the off it was clear that every fighter meant business in this tournament, with most of the decisions being split decisions, and the majority of them being controversial. 
The favourite fell at the first hurdle when Craig McEwan lost to Larry Ekundayo, who went on to win the tournament and show everybody watching that he is a force to be reckoned with in the British light-middleweight division.

After a few more close decisions and an all-out war from Terry Carruthers and Peter Vaughan, the semi-finalists were confirmed. They were; Larry Ekundayo Vs Kris Carslaw & Terry Carruthers Vs Nav Mansouri. 

Ekundayo looked unstoppable once again when he out-boxed and out-classed his extremely more experienced opponent Kris Carslaw. Terry Carruthers had to go through another war in order to get past the skillful Nav Mansouri. He won the fight via split decision. 

So the final was set up. The highly-rated elusive prospect Larry Ekundayo against the upset man of the tournament, the aggressive warrior Terry Carruthers. 

If this fight would have happened maybe even just an hour later it might have been closer but Carruthers just had nothing left from the two wars he had just been through. He tried to put the pressure on "The Natural" but was made to look foolish every time he did. Ekundayo put on another masterclass, showing off his supreme skills and topped off a fantastic night of boxing for him. He picked Carruthers apart and then eventually stopped him in the third and final round. With just two fights under his belt before he entering the tournament, he is now a Prizefighter champion.

Honestly, I do really believe that we witnessed the rising of a true superstar last night. For a 2-fight novice he looked fantastic, and he out-classed guys that have been boxing at British and European level. Look out for this guy in the future because you will be seeing a lot more of him.

By Jack Price @PriceyJ97.

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