Tennyson v Gwynne
In the co-main event to Eggington v Cheeseman, lightweight boxer James “The Assassin” Tennyson (27-3, 23 KO’s) defeated Gavin Gwynne (12-2, 2 KO’s) by way of sixth round technical knockout.
Right from the beginning of the bout, the two men went straight after one another without much of a feeling out process. The longer Gwynne fared better at long range, while Tennyson enjoyed some successful body work early. During the second round, Tennyson shied away from the phone-booth battle that they opened with and opted to make himself a moving target.
The tweak in his attack paid great dividends as The Assassin was able to evade most of Gwynne’s offense while landing an abundant amount of body shots and hooks and uppercuts to the head. Outside of the occasional pot shot, Gavin Gwynne did little else other than absorb punishment.
The fight maintained this formula for the next several rounds. In the fifth period, the situation became a bit more grim for Gwynne due to his eyes beginning to swell and bleed. He would paw at them throughout the round.
Then things went from bad to worse when a hard right hook to the head forced Gwynne to take a knee in the sixth. Following the eight count, he simply had nothing left to give and referee Phil Edwards halted the fight when Gwynne was being pummeled against the ropes. Until the stoppage, this was a fun action fight that had almost zero involvement from the referee.
By: Bakari Simpson