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Lightweights III from York Hall

    Lee Martin will face the winner of Connor-Devine after taking a points triumph in an exciting opener.

    12/6/2014 8:39:41 PM
    ROUND TWO [round-2]
    Devine almost puts himself down when he slips swinging a wild and wide right hook but at least sees the funny side! Connor though can't capitalise and he does try and work his way in, but does leave those ribs open and a left-right downstairs to pin him on the ropes. But Connor forces his man back and all of a sudden Devine tumbles down but he seems to have slipped or stumbled again. And Connor then puts a nice combo in just after that and the left downstairs, then the right-left up top puts him on control. He could well have won that one
    12/6/2014 8:41:41 PM
    Frankie Gavin, the British and Commonwealth welterweight champion, is rooting for Connor.

    12/6/2014 8:42:45 PM
    ROUND THREE [round-3]
    Connor comes wading in and for the first time Devine showed his skills, going low and pushing him bac with a nice right. But that is met with Connor's skills too and he picks him off when he gets close. There is more head clashes and someone is going to have a headache tomorrow morning... who's will be worth. Devine almost windmills a barrage of wild shots with his man on the ropes and the seconds counting down. Connor slips in a nice shot down the middle and the right again, but has he done enough here? This could well be the tightest of the night!
    12/6/2014 8:45:06 PM
    Trainer Adam Booth is trying to compile his scores and is getting a headache!
    12/6/2014 8:46:02 PM
    JUDGES TIME! [judges]
    Well, this could be interesting! Devine floored Connor in the first, so he gets the 10-8 but what happens if Connor has won the last two? We will see...
    12/6/2014 8:46:20 PM
    The boy from Luton is given the nod! One ref called it 28-28, the second 29-28 and Phil Edwards, the third and final, gave it 30-26 in favour of Devine! I bit of a surprise but what another Prizefigher pleasure! Not as skillful but solid and swinging throughout the three rounds. And that is what we want to see!
    12/6/2014 8:49:53 PM
    It will be Lee Martin v Michael Devine and that is the top half of the draw done. And the bottom half already has plenty to live up to. But now we have the two experienced and familiar faces in the draw...
    12/6/2014 8:55:50 PM
    The winner is expecting a ticking off from his cornerman, despite reaching the semi-finals.
    I didn't listen to my trainer. I made it so hard, so I'm in trouble when I get back in there.

    If I do that against (Gary) Buckland I'll get myself knocked out, so things will be tidier next time. 

    12/6/2014 8:58:25 PM

    Stephen Foster Jnr (33-5-1-KO19) v Jono Carroll (3-0-KO1)

    12/6/2014 8:58:54 PM
    Jono Carroll is the underdog now as he pits himself with odds-on favourite Stephen Foster Jnr, who is 4/11 with Sky Bet. Carroll is available at 2/1 to win the bout and 14/1 to win the tournament. Bet on Prizefighter here.
    12/6/2014 9:00:30 PM
    ROUND ONE [round-1]
    This is two fighters at either end of the the career ladder. Stephen Foster Jnr is 34 and we all know he's been around and boxed for years, where as Carroll has only had three fights. Foster Jrn looks to take control but Carroll - or King-Kong as he's called - catches him smartly with a left counter. He is steering clear and moving swiftly and Foster Jnr can't get into range and when he does, a lovely flourish from Carroll looks good. The uppercut he ends the round with suggests that there is far more than meets the eye on this lad. Looks good although this is not as intense as the last two! Phew!
    12/6/2014 9:03:20 PM
    SO UNPREDICTABLE [jim-watt]
    This fight is not going to the form book and Jim Watt is not surprised.

    This Prizefighter, you cannot possibly pick a winner.

    Over three rounds, you do not have time to work someone out. 

    12/6/2014 9:06:34 PM
    WOW! [ko]
    Martin is absolutely floored! He was going for the shot himself with a left of his own but Devine lands a short, sharp check hook and that, is that. A stunning KO!
    12/6/2014 9:45:47 PM
    MARTIN CONCERN [on-the-floor]
    Lee Martin wants to get up but he can't and the doctors come in and the corner come in. Even Devine comes over. He looked to have hit his head hard on the canvas, never mind what that left did to the chin. 
    12/6/2014 9:47:09 PM
    GOOD NEWS [boxing]
    Martin is on his stool and then back on his feet. Only York Hall will stand up to a man and applaud the lad for coming through something like that. The replays show how bad he was as he tried to beat the count, but the legs went. But they are working well now. Thanfully Martin is OK and Devine is looking very very good.
    12/6/2014 9:49:52 PM
    Michael reflects on his dramatic semi-final win over Martin.
    I'm glad that Lee's okay because there was some venom in the left hook. You catch people with left hooks and they go over. 

    I'm glad that he's alright. He tried to get up, he's a fighter, fair play to him, but I knew he was gone.  
    12/6/2014 9:51:05 PM
    SECOND SEMI-FINAL [boxing]
    It is Gary 'Dynamite' Buckland against Jono 'King Kong' Carroll... and this could be a real classic as well. A banger against a boxer. Here we go...
    12/6/2014 9:57:25 PM
    ROUND ONE [round-1]
    Carroll starts confidently moving aroudn the ring behind the jab but Buckland comes in, crouched and controlled, letting the left lead in and as we thought, King Kong catched him on the counter. A left-right-left-right from the Dubliner gives Buckland something to think about. The Welshman keeps walking forward and lands a big right and that is the first time Carroll has been put in his place. A double jab does the same and although he can get close, Carroll can't do his stuff - and the uppercut has not been seen! For now...
    12/6/2014 10:01:14 PM
    A BUCKLAND FAN [twitter]

    12/6/2014 10:02:44 PM
    ROUND TWO [round-2]
    The Buckland double jab opens the round up and it does more than keep him at bay. He then adds the right and Carroll is caught trying to set his own jab up. This is showing that Buckland can box as well as he can bang but for the first time that uppercit appears. But a crashing right to the head and then a left looked to be the biggest punch of the fight and Carroll does well to escape. He is though closed down wherever he goes and another right hook lands. Dynamite is in explosive form and just keeps on coming and another massive right finishes the round and that is certainly his
    12/6/2014 10:05:21 PM
    GREAT FROM GARY [jim-watt]
    Jim Watt reckons the Welshman has turned the tide...
    Well I think this is the second round that might decide this, because that took a lot out of Carroll.

    12/6/2014 10:06:12 PM
    ROUND THREE [round-3]
    It starts with a swap... Buckland has him in a headlock but Carroll squeezed out and pings in a nice double jab. He has the spring back in his step and and although Buckland just keeps shuffling in, he is not doing anything other than avoiding the shots. Frustration sees Buckland miss with a wilde left and a sweet straight catches him off balance but all it does is spark more fire in the Welshman's engine. A left-right-left on the ropes has Carroll trapped but his left-right is just as good and this is a close, close call. We have seen some odd judges decisions already, so let's see. I would have to go with Buckland but I am rarely right!
    12/6/2014 10:09:22 PM
    JUDGES' TIME [judges]
    Which way will they go? It is going to be one that might well split the decision, but the crowd as well... 
    12/6/2014 10:10:07 PM
    CARROLL'S GOT IT [boxing]
    Wow! 29-8 Buckland, 29-28 Carroll and then 29-28... Carroll! Phil Edwards gives it to the youngster from Dublin and Buckland and his corner looked a little miffed. But that's Prizefighter!
    12/6/2014 10:12:20 PM
    The winner feels he pinched the victory in the final minute of the last round.
    It was a pretty tight fight. I thought I won the first round. He picked the second round I'd say, then I caught him with a few more connections in the third round. 

    It was a very tight fight, but if I didn't do that in the last 30 - catch him with those good clean shots - then it may have went his way. 

    I take my hat off to the man, he's a very strong fighter.  

    12/6/2014 10:15:05 PM
    WARD WINNER? [boxing]
    Well we now get a break from the three-round mayhem and get the chance to see the talented Martin J Ward take on Maxi Hughes in a 10-rounder. It will be calmer and less chaotic. Or will it be?
    12/6/2014 10:19:42 PM
    ROUND ONE [round-1]
    A nice start with both Ward and Hughes jabbing their way into it and both looking good. Ward's is almost elasticated as he springs back from it but Hughes's sets up the classic left, straight behind it. It works well for him and this looks like this could warm up very, very soon. Ward seemed to land more but this is nowhere near easy 
    12/6/2014 10:24:28 PM
    WOW! [ouch]
    Ward is down! What happened? They both went in close and let the shots go but thery both missed with the hooks and their heads hit each other hard and full on. Ouch! That has to hurt yet the ref has given then knockdown!
    12/6/2014 10:28:00 PM
    ROUND TWO [round-2]
    Well, well, well. Replays show they were both opening up for the big shot - like they did in the start of the round. But Ward looked to be in trouble and he looked to be all over the place when he got up again. Hughes remained calm himself and did not - and could not - go foe the finish. 10-8 to him though.
    12/6/2014 10:30:08 PM
    ROUND THREE [round-3]
    Hughes carries on where he left off, pumping out more punches from the start. Nervous times for Ward, who sticks to his boxing, popping out his jab. He is making Hughes miss, but struggling to find his range. Lots of single punches from each man as they both become more tentative after a dramatic second round. Hopefully it will catch fire again in the fourth. 
    12/6/2014 10:32:39 PM
    ROUND FOUR [round-4]
    Another shocker! Ward is left fuming as he is counted again after be pushed back by Hughes's direct approach but he slipped. He slipped badly and went down, but could not believe the call... two 10-8 rounds.But don't take anything away from Hughes, he is in the mood now. Will Ward claw it back? 
    12/6/2014 10:36:08 PM
    ROUND FIVE [round-5]
    That right hand from Hughes sets the tone and he catched Ward twice with the simplist shot. He looks to have grown in confidence and the left downstairs and the right behind him, further up, see him bouncing now. He does though come in behing the left-hook and Ward caught him with the counter left and just - and I mean just - didn't catch him on the full. Ward's best shot of the night? Well a nice right hook isn't far behind and he needed those two to make a statement, yet somehow it is hard not to see Hughes pulling further ahead.
    12/6/2014 10:39:53 PM
    ROUND SIX [round-6]
    Ward lunges in early on trying to get his momentum going and he is caught with that left which seems to be Hughes' counter special. Ward though knows, he has to start taking more chances and the straight right is good twice but again another left, then a left and a missed right uppercut, sees Hughes warn him off - even without landing with any great power. 
    12/6/2014 10:44:20 PM
    Martin J Ward is dumped on the canvas, but a clash of heads did the damage.

    12/6/2014 10:45:15 PM
    SINGLE SLIPS [jim-watt]
    Jim Watt wants to see some combinations come to the fore...
    They both need to start putting their shots together. Neither of them has done more than land with a single shot.

    12/6/2014 10:45:43 PM
    ROUND SEVEN [round-7]
    A good start from both. Ward goes in with that straight right but again Hughes responds and then takes over with his own jab. Neither is building on but a punch count would suggest that Ward has thrown more but maybe Hughes has landed more. A calmer round but there are still plenty of twists and turns to come. I hope!
    12/6/2014 10:49:04 PM
    ROUND EIGHT [round-8] 
    Maybe Tony Sims has urged his young prospect to start to dominate but can he? He leans in more with that jab and the right downstairs look good but it is that left again from Hughes that is the better shot.  The southpaw then leads with a left hook and again Ward looks like he is caught. This is far from fun for Martin and this is the first time he's gone past eight rounds. Will those knockdowns prove the difference?
    12/6/2014 10:51:56 PM
    ROUND NINE [round-9]
    A better round from Ward. He rolls the shoulders and pings the jab in quickly and it looks like he's got a second, maybe third or fourth wind. But there are still no massive shits in power. We haven't seen as much from Hughes this time and the old one-two is well short, so maybe he is tiring. Ward wins that one but he only needs the jab to edge this one. Heads the corner and gees the crowd up... final round folks!
    12/6/2014 10:56:19 PM
    ROUND TEN [round-10]
    A left from Hughes is met by that right jab and Ward looks lively and to be fair, so does the Yorkshire fighter. Neither though has the desire to go and go for that last-round KO and it seems to be fading. A big left hook from Hughes is decent and then he goes with a left-right downstairs and maybe he is the one that wants it more. But there is no final flourish and will those two knockdowns decide it?
    12/6/2014 10:59:21 PM
    JUDGES' TIME [judges]
    Well if you thought Prizefighter brought to some close decisions and strange scores, this 10-rounder will top that!
    12/6/2014 11:00:54 PM
    DRAW! [boxing]
    Not only a draw but a majority draw! The first goes to Ward 95-94, then we get a 95-95 and a 94-94! Wow! That is surprising! And strange considering even those so-called knockdowns!
    12/6/2014 11:04:00 PM
    HUGHES WHO? [quote]
    The Yorkshire lad, Maxi Hughes finds it hard to accept the decision...
    It was a good tough fight, but because of those two knockdowns, being away from home, against a Matchroom fighter as well, I though I should've got the win. A draw away from home is maked a win these days. Well, there's only one way to find out fight fans... My money - of I had any - would go to the for Whyatt.

    12/6/2014 11:07:24 PM
    A WARD WINNER? [quote]
    Martin J Ward is convinced he should've got the nod.
    I thought I'd won that. There was two knockdowns in there but I threw a lot of punches. One, I am sure was a clash of heads and the second I am sure I was a slip. 

    12/6/2014 11:10:23 PM
    [betting]SKY BET ODDS
    And then there were two! It's almost time for the final of Prizefighter, so head over to Sky Bet to see how they price things up ahead of the opening bell. Bet here.
    12/6/2014 11:11:50 PM
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