Smyth’s Prizefighter dreams shattered in London
16:49 31 January 2011
LAWRENCE LUSTIG 02085294967/07831237035
JOE Smyth’s dreams of Prizefighter glory were ended on Saturday as he fell at the first hurdle.
The Hatfield boxer was stopped in his quarter-final bout against Menay Edwards in the second round, with the referee deeming Smyth was in no position to continue.
‘Big Stuff’ comfortably won the first round with his all-action style proving too much for ‘The Emperor’ Edwards, so his stoppage in the second came as a shock to many at the Kensington Olympia in London.
Edwards’ attack throughout the fight appeared more slaps than punches, but he did manage to land a few blows that rocked the Herts pugilist, and these ultimately led him to progress in the partycasino.com sponsored tournament.
Travis Dickinson secured the £32,000 prize when he defeated stand-in Sam Couzens in the final.
Prizefighter-Light-Heavyweights II was shown in 3D live on Sky Sports.
For further coverage including pictures from the event, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.