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Lightweights III from York Hall

  • ROUND THREE [round-3]
    Fair play to Moore he came out looking for the KO he needs but the wild right almost leaves the York Hall before anyone else. But he keeps going, the left coming in but while he is looking for the big shots, Buckland simply tucks up and again, the bodyshots - almost working the bag - are are more effective. Buckland might be taking this easier but another left hook has the crowd whincing and Moore again stands his ground. A seven-punch combo should have done the trick but again Moore stands firm. Upppercut, left, uppercut, right hook, straight left. They all land and the ref nearly steps in, but that bell comes to the rescue. Only one winner...
    12/6/2014 9:33:39 PM
  • JUDGES' TIME [judges]
    So again we have gone the distance but there can only be one winner here...
    12/6/2014 9:34:19 PM
  • BUCKLAND BY A MILE! [boxing]
    It is obvious... 30-27 30-27 30-27 for Gary Buckland! What a show and what a dominant display! But the crowd applaud the efforts of Floyd Moore too as he holds his hands up and applauds the winner himself. Very one-side but another Prizefighter pearler!
    12/6/2014 9:36:23 PM
  • BUCKLAND IS BEAMING
    The winner is delighted with his convincing win over a brave opponent.

    I enjoyed that very much. First fight for about five months, so I'm happy to get back in the ring and perform.

    He took such some good body shots and uppercuts, but I knew he was a tough boy anyway.

    12/6/2014 9:39:01 PM
  • [betting]SKY BET ODDS
    Now that we're down to four contenders, head over to online bookmakers Sky Bet to see how they price up the semi-finals. Bet in-play on Prizefighter here.
    12/6/2014 9:41:39 PM
  • SEMI-FINAL STARTER [boxier]
    We're through to the last four and first up is Michael Devine against Lee Martin. This could be one that doesn't go the full distance. Well, there's only one way to find out fight fans...
    12/6/2014 9:42:55 PM
  • ROUND ONE [round-1]
    Devine comes out boxing well and the jab is good but Martin isn't here to mess around and two lefts then...
    12/6/2014 9:44:05 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
  • DEVINE DELIGHT
    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
  • JONO NICKED IT
    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
  • DAZED AND CONFUSED
    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
  • REMATCH? [camera]
    Both men will do it again
    12/6/2014 11:12:12 PM
  • PRIZEFIGHTER IS BACK! [boxing]
    It's the final folks, with Devine taking on Carroll as two of the young guns are going to fight it out for £32,000... and victory will really put them into the big time. 
    12/6/2014 11:13:45 PM
  • DEVINE DEMOLISHES MARTIN
    Can Michael pull off another stunning stoppage in the final? We shall soon find out!

    12/6/2014 11:14:23 PM
  • WE'RE OFF! [boxing]
    This could be an absolute belter. Carroll's class and Devine's devastating KO? Which one do you fancy? Well the bookies are backing King King Carroll
    12/6/2014 11:17:00 PM
  • ROUND ONE [round-1]
    Devine starts on the offensive, the left to the ribs and the right following suit sets the tone and although Carroll looks good at range, he looks even better close up. Those short, stabbing combinations work so well. and the uppercut appears. But they are trading at willl and Devine lands a big left but is hit with a massive right and that looks vicious. But Carroll lands a massive left hook and that is the best shot so far. King Kong raises his hands to the air as the bell sounds. Cracking round!
    12/6/2014 11:21:11 PM
  • ROUND TWO [round-2]
    Devine sets the tone and he is in there straight away and he hits him twice to the ribs, then one down the barrel but the thing Carroll does is stand firm and counter. He draws him in again and as Devine pulls back he is clubbed on the break and that could well have been a point off! it is the second time King Kong has been caught doing that and that could be crucial! But he then hammers home a big, big left that jolts Devine's head...
    12/6/2014 11:24:46 PM
  • IRISH EYES ARE SMILING [twitter]
    A former Prizefighter champion is predicting another Irish victory



    12/6/2014 11:25:41 PM
  • ROUND THREE[round-3]
    Devine misses a big left by a fraction and perhaps feeling he has won this, Carroll tucks up and tucks in and for once, not countering and not using those short, sharp cutting shots to the body. Devine blazes away at the body, but the defence is solid but it does take wind out of Carroll's sails and he has to hold on. Again, the Luton boy goes bombarding in and he puts a fantastic combination together but Carroll is defending superbly and then all of a sudden... band! Carroll catches him with a cracking right counter. He survives to hear the bell but surely King Kong will be crowned...
    12/6/2014 11:28:46 PM
  • JUDGES' TIME[judges]
    It is going to the cards again but there can only be one winner... and they both played their part in a fantastic final...
    12/6/2014 11:29:41 PM
  • CARROLL GETS IT[boxing]
    It is a landslide... Jono Carroll is the Prizefighter champion. He has won £32,000 and we will see him again, that is for sure. A fabulous final and well deserved...

    12/6/2014 11:32:20 PM
  • DREAMLAND FOR JONO
    An emotional winner savours his surprise triumph at York Hall.
    Dreams come true, I'm on cloud nine... cloud 10 even - you know what I mean. 

    This is brilliant, this is unbelievable. My whole Christmas, this isn't going to sink in.  


    12/6/2014 11:34:29 PM
  • CARROLL CLASSY! [boxing]
    Well, well, well... a record of 3-0 coming into this didn't have many people backing him... until tonight! Pascal Collins - the brother of Steve - is his trainer and the pair were beaming from ear to ear! Sensational stuff, before, during and after that!
    12/6/2014 11:43:02 PM
  • Jono Carroll is the new Prizefighter champion!

    12/6/2014 11:45:07 PM
  • THAT'S ALL FOLKS [close]
    Prizefighter Lightweights has come to a close, with Jono 'King King' Carroll winning the £32,000 prize money after showing class and composure and plenty of quality. You will hear about him and see far more of him very shortly. In the meantime, it's Amir Khan in Las Vegas, next week...
    12/6/2014 11:49:40 PM
  • CARROLL CLOSES IT [boxing]
    The winner of Prizefighter, Jono Carroll, tells us just what it means... good night.
    12/6/2014 11:57:41 PM
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