Andy Gatenby knocks scores first stoppage win

Published On Tuesday, September 23, 2014By British Boxing News

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Unbeaten featherweight, Andy Gatenby made it six in six when he stopped opponent Elemir Rafael last Saturday night in Portsmouth on the Goodwin Sports promoted show at the Pyramids Centre.

In front of his home crowd the Portsmouth star scored the TKO in the sixth and last round of the contest over the seasoned Slovakian, Rafael.

Speaking after the fight, a delighted Gatenby said, “I wanted to get the rounds in for experience and upped it in the last and got the TKO, so I’m happy with the result.”

The TRAD TKO fighter had successfully triumphed over opponent Rafael already beating the Slovakian over four rounds in September last year. Gatenby delighted the home crowd in Fareham, Hampshire by flooring his opponent in the first round and went on to score a 40-35 points victory. 

Gatenby was determined to make a statement in this rematch by going one better than before and he answered the calling perfectly.

The headlining fight on the Goodwin Sports promoted show at the Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth saw lightweight Garry Neale 6(1)-0-0 triumph over Andy Harris 3-16(4)-1.

Lightweight, Floyd Moore 10(7)-4(2)-1 conceded a first round stoppage loss to Dean Mills 7(3)-10(3)-2. The 24 year old, Floyd ‘Pacman’ Moore was looking for a win to get back into title contention after conceding his Southern Area lightweight belt to Adam Dingsdale last June but now finds himself even further back in the running with this second loss in a row.

19-year-old Surrey bantamweight, Thomas Kindon 1-0-0 doubled his tally with a points win over seasoned journeyman, Anwar Alfadli 2-44(4)-4 over four rounds. 

21-year-old lightweight, Ryan Davies 3(2)-0-0 won a points victory over Joe Beedon 1(1)-16-0 in a four round contest.

Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect, Chris Hobbs 5-0-0 had to share the honours with former British Masters champion and Prizefighter finalist, Sam Couzens 11(3)-13(9)-1 in a closely fought draw.

Andy Gatenby would like to thank his sponsors, Kellcon Construction Ltd and Ian Rowley. Also, thanks to his employer, Servio for allowing time off to train. Lastly, thanks to his PR Manager, Tim Rickson.  

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