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Boxing: Nixon speeds into 20s with easy win

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THE lightning-quick Connor Nixon will go for gold after seeing out his teens in style with a comfortable win, write Liam Hoden.

Nixon cruised to a 40-36 points win over Sheffield’s Anwar Alfadli on the eve of his 20th birthday at Doncaster’s Dome on Friday night.

Victory for the Hatfield super flyweight ensured he will go on to meet Scott Gladwin for the vacant Central Area super flyweight title back at the Dome on April 19.

Nixon’s hand and foot speed was more than enough to counter the spoiling tactics of Alfadli from the Ingle stable.

He showed impressive accuracy throughout and barely gave Alfadli the chance to breath at times.

‘Oh Micky You’re So Fine’ rang out to welcome Stainforth light middleweight Micky Davies to the ring.

But it quickly became apparent everything was not fine as he struggled to live up to his Dynamite moniker against a resilient Costas Osben.

There was a serious issue with Davies’ normally explosive right hand as he steadfastly refused to throw it.

Restricted to jab work, Davies’ efforts were rather flat but he stayed on top throughout to delight his sizeable support with a 39-38 points win.

Joe Elfidh’s bid for the Central Area light welterweight crown ended on a disappointing low note as he was forced to quit with injury. The Harworth fighter insists his shoulder popped out during the opening round of his clash with Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse.

And despite his best efforts to carry on, the injury was aggravated in the second round and Elfidh’s corner threw in the towel.

Nurse appeared to be as disappointed as his injured opponent to have won the title in such fashion.

Elfidh’s fellow Harworth native Josh Morgan produced an incredibly assured performance on his debut against Vaclav Skromach.

The 23-year-old welterweight seemed well in control throughout the bout but only received a 39-38 decision from referee Michael Alexander.

The highly-touted youngster Luke Crowcroft once again belied his tender age with a mature performance to secure a 40-37 win over Mitch Mitchell.

Scawthorpe super middleweight Crowcroft worked very well on the inside, showing very good accuracy particularly with the left hook.

An excellent rally by Mitchell gave him a share of the final round but Crowcroft has done the groundwork.

Other results: Bobby Jenkinson b. Delroy Spencer; Lewis Jones d. James Ancliff. Olly Newham b. John Anthony, Dougie Curran b. Andy Townend.

 

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