Delight for former Hammer Driscoll
PUBLISHED: 18:00 27 February 2017
Fourth straight win for super-lightweight
Charlie Driscoll made it four straight wins in the pro ranks and pleased his army of fans at York Hall on Friday night’s BoxNation promotion.
Opponent Dan Carr, an 88-fight veteran, was outpointed 40-36 by the former West Ham BC amateur who has yet to lose a round of the 18 he has boxed as a pro.
“It was good to maintain the winning run, now I am looking forward to my fifth pro outing,” said the 23-year-old super-lightweight prospect.
Driscoll was always punching too fast and moving too quickly for the game Wiltshire fighter, who has a reputation for durability with 84 losses, but only one stoppage, seven years ago.
Long-range jabs speared the 29-year-old’s defences all through the contest and he was shaken more than once as Driscoll found the target with accurate rights.
Inches shorter Carr tried to bulldoze his way to close quarters where he had more chance of doing damage but Driscoll’s speedy footwork saw him move swiftly out of range.
He had clearly taken all four rounds and was rewarded with a 40-36 points verdict from referee Lee Every at the final bell.
Driscoll’s performance pleased his supporting squad, including father Mickey Driscoll – a former pro fighter and trainer at the West Ham club before becoming performance coach with the Great Britain squad.
It was a successful return to the Bethnal Green venue where Driscoll made his pro debut last June, after signing pro terms with the Frank Warren group, and he now awaits his next call to action.
*Big-punching super-lightweight Ohara Davies defends his WBC silver belt against Liverpool’s Derry Matthews on Saturday’s big Eddie Hearn bill at the 02 Arena.
Davies, who launched his pro career at Canning Town’s Peacock gym, is now trained by Tony Sims at the Matchroom gym and goes for his 15th straight win on Saturday.
Alongside the David Haye v Tony Bellew Sky Box Office clash, the 02 bill includes Sam Eggington v Paul Malignaggi and bouts featuring Lee Selby, Ted Cheeseman and Katie Taylor.