Flannigan knocks Moises down, wins decision over six threes on BoxNation opener

3 Feb

Tommy Barber – London

Emerging prospect Terry Flannigan saw his standing in the domestic fight game as well as his pursuit of the English championship belt at 130lbs gain further momentum on Friday, February 3 as he took on and dropped resilient prizefighter Scott Moises at the Bowler’s Arena in Manchester before claiming a one-sided decision. Up until the final round the fight had been fought at a pedestrian level but the sixth stanza contained a near perfect finish…

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Barber’s scorecard

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Moises
9 9 9 9 9 8

Flannigan
10 10 10
10 10 10

Official verdict: Flannigan prevailed by way of referee’s decision (60-54).

For a super featherweight, Flannigan has good height at 5’9.5, however, extraordinarily, he was fighting a pugilist even taller than he as the 22-year-old Mancunian prospect relinquished three inches to the durable Scott Moises. In the opening round, Moises played up to this as he fought tall and from range. Flannigan fought fast but, after a minute or so calmed down, thought about his shots and, like a mature boxer when facing a taller man, went for the naturally bigger target – the body.

A volume puncher, Flannigan’s activity appeared to be enough to gain the superior score during rounds one and two, but his accuracy was off point as the vast majority of his shots were blocked by Moises’ gloves as the Norfolk opponent employed a rigid shield. Moises boxed in the third, moved around the ring’s periphery but his punch output was frugal when compared to that of Flannigan whose punch of the stanza was a short-range straight right that squished Moises’ schnoz.

In the fourth, there was little to separate the duo in a duel that had tamed the audience due to it’s insipid nature, however, a later flurry from Flannigan caught his opposite number off balance. Flannigan saved the best till last as, in the sixth and final round he canvassed Moises with a left hand followed by a right hook with the latter connecting cleanly on the defeated man’s chin. He made it to his feet to beat the count, lasted till the final bell but lost every round on the referee’s scorecard.

“It was a good shot,” said Flannigan, who rose to 12-0-0, 4ko with the win, said to BoxNation following the official announcement. “The first five rounds he was on the backfoot. I stuck to my boxing and my coach said to put it on him in the later rounds.”

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