Welterweight prospect George Hennon (4-1) notched up his fourth win in his fifth professional fight on July 1st
in front of a packed house at Grays Civic Hall on a Carl Greaves Promotions event.
The Kent puncher, trained by brothers Johnny and Frank Greaves, defeated Plymouth’s Ross Roberts (1-6) over four three-minute rounds scored by referee Robert Williams at 40-37.
It was a good first round for Hennon, roared on by the crowd he barely put a foot wrong throughout the opener, looking sharp and throwing crisp shots, whilst slipping whatever Roberts threw his way.
Clearly instructed by his corner to back him up, the travelling fighter from Devon came out all guns blazing in the second round. The simple plan worked and Hennon was caught on occasions, but it was scrappy and untidy and the pair were called in for a talking to by the official.
Hennon was still bouncing on his toes looking to employ the jab but was tangled up too many times by Roberts.
Hennon came straight out of the traps in the third looking to go toe-to-toe as Roberts showed signs of fatigue, throwing very little and when he did it was ambitious lunges from afar, easily slipped and countered by Hennon, who confidently dropped his hands down low looking for openings.
Another lunge from Roberts saw him almost land through the ropes so Hennon pounced to pummel him half-turned.
Hennon was already in his opponent’s corner before the bell had even finished sounding for the final round. The first minute witnessed an all-out attack from Hennon, popping in body shots aplenty with no reply from Roberts who tucked up tight with his back to the ropes. The home fighter slowed up in the second half allowing the Plymouth puncher to press forward and attack.
It was a competitive fight that Hennon was in control of throughout but was tested well by the durable Roberts who was busy, spiteful, attack-minded, and definitely turned up to have a go.
The youngster from Snodland was happy to get back to winning ways with his last fight having ended with a third round stoppage defeat away from home at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on May 28th
at the hands of eight-time national amateur champion Sam Ball (6-0).
Hennon has plans to rest over the summer and aims to fight next in November back at the Grays Civic Hall in Essex, which has quickly become known as his fortress to his army of fans from Kent.
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George Hennon would like to thank his sponsors AAPM Construction
and Joyner and Mason
and SL Roofing
and Alternative Insight
and Coombs of Medway
and PR Manager Tim Rickso