By Johnny Edward:
British boxer, Gary Corcoran defeated Nigeria's Larry Ekundayo in break up choice to clinch the vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight strap at London’s Copper Field Area on Saturday July eight,Completesportsnigeria.com.
The three judges scored the closely-fought bout 115-113, 114-113, 113-114 in Corcoran’s favour.
The win was Corcoran's 17th win in 18 bouts whereas the defeat was the primary for Ekundayo in 13 bouts. Ekundayo's final beat the WBO Inter-Continental welterweight challenger Dale Evans again in 2015.
Corcoran began the bout on the entrance foot with fast tempo jabs within the opening spherical and limiting Ekundayo barely to the ropes.
'The Pure' as Ekundayo is fondly referred to as grew in confidence returning punches because the bout heated up within the second spherical.
Ekundayo proved his class touchdown vicious punches with quick hooks on Corcoran who suffered a minimize above his left eye in the course of the eighth spherical and within the ninth around the Nigerian persevered with a mix of quick counter hooks that damage Corcoran badly.
Within the 10th spherical Ekundayo nearly knocked out Corcoran after he landed two left hooks however within the last spherical Corcoran was judged the break up winner within the struggle.
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