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Bourne maintains supremacy with KO
8:20pm Tuesday 29th May 2012 in Schools
SOUTHEND heavyweight Michael Bourne made a successful defence of his IBA title with a classy second-round knock-out of Leeds’ Brad Conway.
It was an assured performance from the athletically-built 6ft 1in fighter in front of a packed crowd at the Talk nightclub, in Lucy Road, Southend, on Saturday night.
It took his record to 17 wins and one defeat, and promoter Scott Elliott said: “Michael really was patient and it was the best performance I’ve ever seen from him.
“He only started boxing a few years ago and he’s come such a long way.
“His first fight is on You Tube and you have to say he looks a bit scrappy in it.
“But he’s come and trained with the lads at the Locker Room gym and he’s come a long way and now people are talking about him being a real prospect.”
The classiest win on the night came for Southend’s IBA super-middleweight champion John Cullinane as he picked up an unanimous points win over Portugal’s Marco Berenguer following their four-round contest.
And there was also a points win for Southend’s Helen Morley against Cambridge’s Mellisa Petaloudasm, as the club held its first-ever female bout.
For more information on training at the Lockeroom Gym in Southend, log-on to www.thelockerroom.biz
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