Manners’ Corner: News in Brief
Well done Tyson Fury. After a David Haye disaster he came back with an emphatic victory over limited American puncher Joey Abell, with a fourth round stoppage. Fury knocked his opponent to the canvas four times before the fight was finally stopped in the fourth, washing away the David Haye blues.
Curtis Woodhouse, a huge underdog, beat British champion Darren Hamilton in a typical Rocky-style victory, coming from behind to clinch a very, very, very close decision. Ex-footballer Woodhouse will now retire, fulfilling his dream and promise to his dead father that he would be the British champion.
Olympic Gold medallist, Luke Campbell, won his fifth professional bout with a knockout victory over tricky Scott Moises, who has never been knocked out as a pro. We’re all now anticipating that he will make the step-up in his next fight and take on a more challenging opponent.
Ricky Burns faces his toughest challenge to date, as he defends his title against a talented American, Terence Crawford. With his last two contests ending in controversial circumstances, Burns will definitely have to be on his guard as Crawford boasts an unbeaten record, with 16KO’s.
Prediction: Crawford to win on points
Great news! Groves and Froch’s II - Grudge rematch is on after both fighters failed to get a conclusive ending with George Groves being stopped in the ninth round in the most controversial stoppage in recent times, as referee, Howard Foster, made a huge call, denying Groves victory and denying Carl Froch a conclusive knockout victory. Yummy, yummy, we can do it all over again. Set to be the biggest fight in the UK since the times of Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank’s epic battles.
Prediction: Groves stops Froch in the seventh