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MTK Fight Night Belfast Undercard- Flanagan continues resurgence in four

Debut wins for O'Leary and Donovan, Duffy makes it 3-0 with points victory

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Terry Flanagan remains on course for another world title shot after victory Credit: MTK Global
Terry Flanagan remains on course for another world title shot after victory Credit: MTK Global

Terry Flanagan continued his steady rebuild, going four rounds of a scheduled eight, before scoring a disqualification win against Ghana’s Michael Ansah.

The former world lightweight champion looked a lot bigger than previously, weighing in a pound under the Super Lightweight limit for this contest.

After a quiet opener, Ansah gave it a go in round two, catching Flanagan with a right hand, before the former WBO Lightweight Champion regained control with authoritative shots of his own.

Size was playing a part in the contest, with Ansah the much smaller man, and every time Flanagan connected cleanly, it seemed to wobble the African, who was wild with his work coming in, and was deducted a point for hitting on the break in the third.

Flanagan stepped on the gas in the fourth, and started to put his punches together to stop Ansah in his tracks, as he began to feel the pace.

Flanagan has only fallen short against Maurice Hooker and Regis Prograis Credit: MTK Global
Flanagan has only fallen short against Maurice Hooker and Regis Prograis Credit: MTK Global

The visitor would eventually be disqualified by referee Hugh Russell Junior, after again hitting on the break, officially for persistent fouling.

Flanagan, makes it two wins from two after successive losses to Maurice Hooker and Regis Prograis respectively.

Popular Dubliner, Pierce O’Leary made his professional bow, and took a one-sided, but competitive wide points win against the tough and experienced Oscar Amador.

In a frantic opener, O’Leary winged in some meaty shots as he looked to thrill his legion of fans with an early victory.

The pair clashed heads in the second, but continued to set a high pace although Amador struggled to have a huge amount of success.

Despite a final round onslaught from O’Leary, the game Nicaraguan saw the finish, where the result was a formality – a 40-36 victory for the man from The Emerald Isle.

Sean Duffy took on the experienced journeyman Nicaraguan Edwin Tellez in a Lightweight four rounder, and emerged victorious on points.

Tellez is durable, with only six knockout defeats from 57 reverses and although Duffy dominated the action, with a variety of shots to head and body, he never looked like stopping the visitor.

Tellez saw the final round comfortably enough as Duffy took a 40-36 verdict from referee, Paul McCullagh.

Paddy Donovan made his professional debut to open the main portion of the card, as he took on the Spanish based Mexican, Arturo Lopez over six.

Andy Lee's protΓ©gΓ© Paddy Donovan scored a debut win in Belfast Credit: MTK Global
Andy Lee’s protΓ©gΓ© Paddy Donovan scored a debut win in Belfast Credit: MTK Global

The welterweight, who is coached and managed by former middleweight world champion, Andy Lee went to work immediately

A left hand to the temple left Lopez spreadeagled on the canvas, with the shot timed to perfection.

Lopez was never beating the count, which went the full count of ten, as “Real Deal” Donovan made a perfect start to the paid ranks.

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