Northern Irish Fighters Do Them Selves Proud In London
Friday 11th April 2008
London Porchester Hall
Young Bird showed his class against a tough and un-gamely fighter – the teenager Bird came through with a convincing win on all the judges cards.
Stuart Jess was awarded a draw but many ringsiders thought the Saintfield fighter nicked the decision. It was Stuart’s first low leg kick bout.
Scotland’s Alexander White was stopped in the first round in his first low leg kick fight.
Mohammed Al Azzawi went head-head in a one sided affair with Georgie Iliev abandoning the fight in the second round. Well done Mohammed Al Azzawi becoming the new WKN full-contact European champion.
Top of the bill was England’s Riyadh Al Azzawi ( IRAK.UK) faced Poland’s world champion Tomasz Borowiec in what was the fight of the night, dubbed by many. It was tit-for-tat from round one to round twelve - Riyadh Al Azzawi showed tremendous heart throughout the fight as he continued his quest for glory, he battled on with a bad nose injury picked up in the third. It went right to the end of the twelve rounds. Riyadh Al Azzawi received the nod from two judges with the third to Tomasz Borowiec. Al Azzawi wins on a split decision. This will make a great rematch, I’m sure!.
Well done to all concerned with the first WKN event in London since the glory days of top promoter Ali Jacko – lets hope this is the start of something big as they say it will be.
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