LIVE RINGSIDE RESULTS: Sanigar Events prelims and undercard

LIVE RINGSIDE RESULTS: Sanigar Events prelims and undercard

We’re ringside at Sanigar Events’ show at the LC2 in Swansea and about to bring you instant ringside reports from the nine-fight show. Keep refreshing this page for updates as the action unfolds…

JORDAN WITHERS DOMINANT ON DEBUT

Ystrad Rhondda’s talented Jordan Withers (1-0) debuted with a straightforward points win against Portsmouth’s Liam Griffiths (5-84-1), scored 40-36 by referee Reece Carter.

The middleweight eased his way into action, menacingly edging forward with his hands by his waist. Griffiths never took the bait and was happy to retreat, allowing Withers the room to chip away throughout the duration. Withers’ most impressive work came when he visited the body, often sinking in uppercuts when Griffiths tucked up on the ropes and his maiden win never looked in danger. Time spent training in America was put to good use and Withers will be eager for his second outing soon.

TONY DIXON CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH A WIN

Mountain Ash’s Tony Dixon (12-2, 3KO) celebrated his birthday with a 10 round decision win over Faheem Khan (14-11-2, 1KO), earning a 97-94 scorecard in his favour.

‘The Welsh Terrier’, a two-weight champion of his country, was ending 11 months of inactivity. Dixon circled to his left in an attempt to negate the challenge of Khan’s southpaw stance and it manoeuvred Khan to the edges of the ring, where Dixon was able to commit to wide hooks. The visitor had his own success in the early exchanges and cute single shots left Dixon with a swollen eye by the end of the second round.

Dixon was bundled over by a right hook in the third round but he quickly rose, disputing the referee’s count and adamant he’d tripped to the canvas. He responded with a full throttle attack and unsettled Khan, who was looking to escape to longer range exchanges. The 27-year-old Welshman had established momentum by the middle rounds and Khan’s replies became more infrequent.

The pattern was repeated in the closing rounds – Dixon pressed ahead and gave Khan no respite, always having the first and last say in the action as they veered from corner to corner. Dixon launched a huge onslaught in the 10th and final round and the referee would’ve been justified in halting the action but Khan endured until the final bell.

The fight was advertised as an eliminator for the Commonwealth title currently held by Swansea’s Chris Jenkins. However, it was oddly left out of yesterday’s British Boxing Board of Control monthly circular.

ROBBIE VERNON CONTINUES WINNING STREAK

Bridgend’s sharp-shooting switch-hitter Robbie Vernon (4-0, 2KO) continued his unbeaten run as a professional, working his way to a 40-36 decision win against Chris Adaway (9-59-4, 1KO).

The super-lightweight was straight down to business and never bit on Adaway’s taunts and attempts to unsettle him. Vernon kept his shape throughout, even when unloading a sustained two-fisted flurry in the second round. The 24-year-old landed eye-catching single shots in the fourth and final round, persuading Adaway to retreat and stay in relative safety.

JAKE TINKLIN A STEP AHEAD FOR FOURTH WIN

Risca’s rangy welterweight Jake Tinklin (4-0) made use of his size advantage over Lee Hallett (1-20), collecting a 40-37 points win over four rounds.

Often working from long distance, Tinklin looked to score with straight shots and dictated the pace in the first round. Hallett showed some resistance in the second round, winging away with wild hooks when Tinklin held his feet for too long. Tinklin returned to the plan in the next sessions, seizing centre ring for long periods and forcing Hallett to the edges of the ring. Hallett remained ambitious until the end, though drew warning from referee Chris Jones for a low blow.

It’s a busy weekend for trainer Gavin Rees, who will be in London tomorrow for Kody Davies’ British title eliminator at York Hall.

YAXLEY STAYS PATIENT AND PRECISE

Ruthin’s super-welterweight Sion Yaxley (3-0) stayed patient and boxed well to defeat Danny Little (8-61-2, 1KO), earning a clear-cut 40-36 distance win.

The well-balanced 23-year-old edged forwards throughout the four rounder, finding the room to land a steady stream of jabs and right crosses, accompanied by the occasional right hand to the body. Little was wise to the attacks, opting to circle in retreat and he rarely ventured towards Yaxley, who remained compact when anything came his way, ready to react.

SPEEDY JOSHUA JOHN SHARP ON DEBUT

Port Talbot’s speedy super-bantamweight Joshua John (1-0) debuted with a quick-fisted win over the visiting Jose Aguilar (16-64-5, 6KO), judged to be 40-36. John was way too quick, darting in and out of range before Aguilar had a chance to get to grips with him.

LLOYD GERMAIN CLOSES THE SHOW

Cardiff’s Lloyd Germain (1-0) closed the show with a controlled decision  against Torquay’s Adam Bannister (1-9), taking a 40-36 win. The 29-year-old super-welterweight was made to wait all night for his fight, climbing through the ropes at 11:30pm, but nothing about his boxing was rushed. Instead he closed down Bannister, landing when the visitor tried to change direction and stay away from prolonged exchanges. Bannister launched occasional looping rights, though never enough to turn the tide.

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