A dozen for Dallas as he wins in three
PEACOCK GYM heavyweight Tom Dallas continued his winning ways on promoter Frank Maloney’s show at the Troxy, Stepney, on Saturday night, when his third-round stoppage of Paul Morris made it 12 wins in a row.
Morris, more than two stones lighter than the giant Dallas, used his speed to cause the unbeaten prospect problems in the first two rounds, but he was shaken more than once as the exchanges became more one-sided in the third session.
Dallas turned on the power to drive his rival against the ropes and continued to score with heavy right-hand punches to force the referee to call a halt, for his 12th pro victory, with just five seconds remaining in the third round.
However, the Stepney show provided a tough night for former Repton amateur star Damian Campbell who had to battle to get a draw against veteran Irishman Colin Kenna.
In only his second outing, the two-time ABA finalist took his time settling against a roly-poly rival who used his experience to score with silky attacks.
Campbell settled more in the second half of the contest and found his target with effective left hands in the final round.
The late effort was enough to earn the former Repton boxer a share of the spoils, with referee Phil Edwards scoring it 38-38.
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The top-of-the-bill clash saw Sam Webb win his British light-middleweight defence against Leicester’s Martin Concepcion, slamming an 11th round stoppage.
Also on the Maloney bill, 2008 Olympic bronze medallist David Price made it eight straight wins with his best pro performance, stopping Belarusian Sukhaterin in the the seventh round.