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Johanneson, Fewkes Move On In Convincing Wins

British super featherweight champion Carl Johanneson resoundingly stamped his authority on the UK 130 lb division with his riveting win over ex-titlist Michael Gomez on Friday night on a Frank Maloney promotion at The Dome in Doncaster, England. The Leeds based slugger also exorcised any lingering demons resulting in his failed bid for the European title against Leva Kirakosyan over the summer with the expert six round dismantling of the hard punching and hyper motivated Gomez..

Johanneson showed the heart of a lion to stand and beat Gomez at his stock in trade, trading vicious bodyshots and hooks in a torrid example of trench warfare at it's finest.

The 29 year old stands atop one the most exciting divisions in Britain today after successive domestic wins over Gomez, Ricky Burns, Femi Fehintola and Billy Corcoran, a resume that none in the country aside from WBO Champion Alex Arthur can match.

Also victorious at The Dome in Doncaster, John "Fireball" Fewkes displayed superb technical skills to handle the educated pressure of strongman Gary Reid.

Reid maintained a relentless body attack throughout the eight round contest but could not pin down Fewkes, who painted his adversary with quality counterpunches while utilizing superior footwork.

Just 21 years old and able to fight at anywhere between lightweight and welterweight, the future is bright for The Fireball.

Frank Maloney puts on another quality fight card this coming Friday, October 26 at Robin Park Centre in Wigan, England when British Light Middleweight Champion Jamie Moore will face challenger Andrew Facey in a rematch but must get past the awkward veteran if he is to challenge for the European crown.

Article posted on 21.10.2007



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