Saturday, September 30, 2023

McDermott Gets Re-Match

GRAYS BOXER John McDermott has been granted a rematch with Tyson Fury after the controversial defeat in English Heavyweight Championship last week.

Experts had John four rounds up against the 6ft 7 inch Fury but to their amazement the referee Terry O’Connor gave the fight by six points to Fury.

However, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) have instructed that a re-match take place within 90 days.

Speaking to YourThurrock, John said: “I am pleased but would have rather have the fight on equal terms. He is now the champion, defending his title and it may not be a 50/50 purse.

“All I am concerned about is getting back out and proving myself.”

John has been inundated with well-wishers and support from all over the world.

He said: “It has been of great comfort. Many have said that the fight wasn’t about Fury fighting badly, it was about me fighting well. I will take that into the ring when i get back to training.”

The BBBoC dismissed any suggestions that the referee, Terry O’Connor have his licence removed.

They said: “”In everyone’s view the contest was competitive and the outcome controversial.

“In light of the explanation and his record, ability and experience, the board has allowed O’Connor to continue as a referee.”


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