Jay Harris European flyweight champion

Jay Harris becomes the new European flyweight champion

Published On Wednesday, June 5, 2019By British Boxing News

Jay Harris becomes the new European flyweight champion with a resounding points win over Angel Moreno

All of the action took place live on ESPN+ and iFL TV from the Vale Sports Arena, and Jay Harris (16-0, 8 KOs) ensured it was a perfect occasion as Harris dominated proceedings to win by unanimous decision.

The judges scored it 120-108, 119-109 and 117-111, with Harris now adding the European title to the Commonwealth belt he already held since 2017.

Elsewhere on the card, Stephen Ormond came up short in his battle for the WBO European belt, as he lost to champion Craig Evans. Kieran Gething retained his Welsh Area belt with a win over Craig Woodruff, while there were also victories for Zhankosh Turarov, Sultan Zaurbek, Jacob Robinson, Sean McGoldrick and more.

Here’s everything you need to know…

JAY HARRIS bt Angel Moreno PTS12 
European flyweight title

Harris: “I’m absolutely one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in my life. This is what we fight for, to win titles. To win a title like this is brilliant and one of the best buzzes in the world.

“I think I won every round and dominated. I’m glad I showed up and I think people will take notice of that performance.”

WBO European lightweight title

Ormond: “It wasn’t to be but I enjoyed the fight and it was a tough fight. The game plan was to try and box him a bit, and it was working but then it got messy. It was a close fight but he’s a champion so well done to him.”

KIERAN GETHING bt Craig Wooruff PTS10
Welsh Area super-lightweight title

Gething: “I’m over the moon. It was more physical than I anticipated it being, but it was a great honour to defend my title on a massive show with everyone watching, so I really enjoyed it.

“I want to be the Welsh Oscar De La Hoya. If I’m entertaining and I’m enjoying myself then that’s the main thing. I want people to remember me when I’m finished.”

ZHANKOSH TURAROV bt Richmond Djarbeng RTD2

Turarov: “It’s been two years since I’ve been in the ring. I’d have hoped for more rounds but it was good to be back in there. Thank you to the Cardiff people because I’m happy. 

“I’m ready and excited to be out again quick on the show in Kazakhstan on July 6 and I hope that everybody comes out to see my fight.”

SULTAN ZAURBEK bt Sergio Gonzalez TKO8

Zaurbek: “It was a good eight rounds and the opponent was tough. I hit him a lot but he stayed up. I was glad to get the rounds in as we’ll soon be stepping up t0 10 rounds and 12 rounds.

“Wait for a showdown in Kazakhstan on July 6. That is my home territory and there is a lot of expectation there as they’ll be wanting a knockout, so watch out.”


Robinson: “He was tougher than I thought. After the third or fourth round I couldn’t land a proper clean shot on him, but I was boxing well off the jab and I won every round so it was a good learning fight.

“I’ve been working on a few more things in the gym and I think past the six rounds that’s when I’ll start coming into the fight more. If a person who is fighting comes to win then I think I’ll take them out.”


McGoldrick: “It was a great night and great atmosphere. I feel like I’m getting better and better and I’m definitely on the right track and I’m excited for the future.

“I was really pleased with the great reception which I seem to get wherever I go, so really grateful to my friends and family for always coming to support me.”

Also on the card at the Vale Sports Arena there were victories for Maredudd Thomas, Rhys Edwards, Lance Cooksey and David White Jr.