Sunday, July 14, 2024

Boxing: Knockdown proves vital for another McCarthy win

By Jason Acres

IT WAS a good work out and a fifth win in a row for Tilbury’s Matt McCarthy as he put in an impressive performance at Impulse Leisure’s Civic Hall in Grays.

The crowds really showed their support for local boys Wayne Hibbert and Matt McCarthy who both had bouts.

Welterweight McCarthy (19) went up against Jan Balog (30) and retained his unbeaten record scoring in at 40-36 by the end of the match.

Balog took a count in the third round but managed to find his feet coming back strong mid way through the 10 round bout; however by this point McCarthy knew what he had to do, and was dead set on doing it almost knocking Balog to the deck for the second time after a fury of jabs and body shots.

Balog stayed up though and provided the crowd with a good fight ending in success for Tilbury boy ‘Mighty’ Matt Mcarthy.

Both fighters showed great sportsmanship, congratulating each other at the end of the fight holding each other’s arms up and posing for pictures as a sign of respect to each other and the sport.


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