02 ARENA, LONDON – Red warm up-and-comers Archie Sharp and Dennis McCann confirmed on Saturday that the future of British boxing is as fun as it’s far flashy.
Sharp, a clear fan favorite with the London crowd, marched to the hoop for his superb featherweight bout towards a tattooed Scotsman, Jordan McCorry, on the undercard of Frank Warren’s “Heavy Duty” display at the 02 Arena.
With a nickname like “Sharpshooter,” one could expect marksmanship – punishing blows landed as it should be, with malice. And although it took a round for Sharp to get going, whilst he started throwing with abandon he turned into landing with a bang.
Sharp stored his defend unconventionally low which intended it become, at times, hard to are expecting what photographs he’d be throwing. But when he permits his fingers to go, it became clear his arsenal became varied and blanketed solid overhand rights, lunging photographs from unorthodox angles, and merciless digs to the body – one in all which sent McCorry down to the ground inside the 0.33 round.
McCorry made the count number, and even though he grimaced having to stroll right lower back into battle, he had recovered sufficiently by means of the fourth.
When McCorry occupied the middle of the ring, Sharp used lateral movement to avoid his opponent. That low shield of his supposed, while he did plant his toes, he changed into vulnerable to attacks, and he never prevented all of them.
At one point in the fight, he becomes up in opposition to the ropes and just openly mocked McCorry through leaning against them and invited his man onto him, who refused to simply accept the invitation of what could have been a free punch.
Sharp, with a flashy-first preventing style, had McCorry beat in all departments – technical ability, shot selection, and ring craft. He beat him to the punch, regarded the tougher hitter, and his play of the night time, which he landed in many instances all through the fight, became a textbook one-two; a ramrod jab followed by means of an overhand so difficult it sprayed McCorry’s sweat from his head to the canvas.
Sharp’s finest mission may be whether he can hold to win with his showboating antics as he is going from local stage to country wide and past. But for now, hello, he is a fun fighter, winning effortlessly on the 02 Arena with a lopsided choice.
Earlier in the night time, Dennis McCann, a surprisingly-rated prospect who became professional beneath the tutelage of respected teach Alan Smith on the iBox gym in Kent earlier in the year, placed on a health center in opposition to a durable journeyman referred to as Jerson Larios.
McCann had speedy fingers and placed them to true use as he used Larios as target exercise, hitting him with southpaw jabs, lead left hooks, and spiteful body shots. Larios never looked like triumphing, but he by no means gave the look of getting knocked out both.
Regardless, he lost with the aid of a 4 round rating of forty-36, with McCann – sincerely one to observe – extending his seasoned record to 2 wins undefeated.
After McCann’s masterclass, Sunny Edwards additionally gained the vacant IBF worldwide first rate flyweight championship after being taken the total 10 round distance by a recreation Harim Gallardo.