By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 21/02/20 11: 33 pm
Jazza Dickens beat Leigh Wood in a bulk choice to safeguard a face-off will certainly Ryan Walsh in the Golden Contract featherweight final.
The Liverpudlian asserted a hard-fought triumph with ratings of 95-95, 96-94, 95-94 after a mind-blowing semi-final and also won the WBO European title in the procedure at York Hall on Friday evening.
Dickens began boldy and also had Wood on the flooring in the opener however the umpire ruled it as a slip.
The ruling IBF European champ remained to combat on the front foot in the following 2 rounds, changing his strike from the head to the body, while Wood tossed a range of shots from every angle in the 4th a proposal to permeate his competitor’s limited protection.
Wood located a method with the 28- year-old’s high guard to land a long right at the beginning of the 5th and also later checked the previous globe title opposition’s chin with a hefty lead right-hand man.
The Nottingham fighter proceeded his great in the 6th prior to Dickens reacted by landing a crunching body shot to stop his cost.
Dickens, with his left eye inflamed, showed up to have a tiring Wood in problem in the 7th, however the 31- year-old dug deep and also completed the rounded moving with a smile on his face.
‘Leigh- thal’ tottered the ruthless Dickens in the 8th and also sent him to the ropes, injuring in the procedure prior to changing his strike to the body.
Wood went head searching in vain at the beginning of the 9th however Dickens located a grandstand coating to the round and also had Wood out on his feet after capturing him with a big left and also complying with up with battery of impacts.
The group got on their feet for the final round as both boxers tossed every little thing in a proposal to safeguard a deduction with Woods coming close prior to the bell appeared.
Earlier, Ryan Walsh beat Tyrone McCullagh by a consentaneous choice in an amusing clash.
Walsh sent out McCullagh to the canvas two times to safeguard triumph at York Hall by means of ratings of 96-92 097-91 97-91
“Full respect to him. I tip my hat to him,” stated Walsh on Sky Sports after that. “I’m humming, I’m right into the final.
” I believe a high orthodox seems excellent to me. Stylistically, Leigh Wood is much better for me.”
Walsh took the centre of the ring and also McCullagh circled around on his toes in a wary opener which saw neither guy land any kind of purposeful strikes.
McCullagh remained to hem and haw in the 2nd, rushing in and also out of variety to land fast one-twos, while Walsh tried to target the body in the 3rd in a proposal to reduce his competitor.
After stopping working to capture the evasive Northern Ireland competitor in the 4th a distressed Walsh battered McCullagh to the canvas in the 5th prior to being captured by a left-right combination.
Walsh took care of to determine McCullagh in the 6th, sending him to the canvas with a hefty hook and afterwards had the Derry guy unsteadily backpedalling right before the bell.
McCullagh asserted the 7th round however was quickly caught by the Cromer competitor in the following and also a big right hook sent out the southpaw incredible in reverse right into the edge message.
Walsh, expanding in self-confidence, tracked his McCullagh with his guard down in the penultimate round and also dropped him momentarily time in the battle.
McCullagh landed a one-two at the beginning of the 10 th however the ruling British featherweight champ responded with the larger shots and also appropriately hand his hands elevated in triumph.