Light-welterweight Ben Day continues unbeaten streak with win at York Hall on December 13

Published On Saturday, December 13, 2014By
Undefeated light-welterweight, Ben Day continued his unbeaten run scoring his sixth win at York Hall on December 13th on the Goodwin Promotions' 'It's Go Time' show.
The 35-year-old Londoner, originally from Teignmouth in Devon, moves up to 6-0-1 after defeating opponent Ben Kneller 0-2(1)-0 over six rounds.
Making his first ever appearance at York Hall since signing with the Goodwins, Day commented on his first fight back after almost 15 months out, "Got the win - battled through a tough fight. Inactivity and ring rust affected my performance but true grit and desire - you can't train.
This was Day's first ever professional fight under the tutelage of respected boxing trainer, Alec Wilkey. The Lansbury ABC coach commented on Facebook following the fight, "Another great night at York Hall, Ben Day won a hard six round fight, had to dig in deep to get the win."
Ben Day v Ben Kneller with Alec Wilkey
In other action on the night, George Jupp 11(4)-2-0 enjoyed a hard earned points win over Craig Poxton 8(1)-3-0 with a narrow 97-95 score to collect the vacant Southern Area super-featherweight title.
Ryan Taylor 9(3)-3(1)-1 won by points decision 59-44 over Vasil Vasilev 4-13(5)-0 over six rounds.
Lewis O’Mara 3-5(2)-0 was deemed unable to continue by the referee with victory awarded by stoppage to Rakeem Noble 7(3)-0-0.
Scott Douglas 1-2-2 v Leon McKenzie 5(2)-0-1 ended with McKenzie winning via points decision 60-64 in a six round super-middleweight contest.
Lithuanian cruiserweight, Imantas Davidaitis 3(3)-8(3)-1 defeated the previously unbeaten Aji Sharif 3(1)-1(1)-0 by second round stoppage via knockout.
Debutant cruiserweight, Adam Hart 1(1)-0-0 kicked off his pro career with a bang by stopping Bulgarian, Dimitar Spaiyski 2-3(2)-0 in two rounds with a vicious shot that sent his gumshield flying into the first row of the crowd.
Anthony Upton 7(3)-0-0 continued his impressive rise through the ranks with a first round TKO, knocking his opponent to the canvas four times in the first round before the referee called a halt to the proceedings. The light-welterweight, one third of the Upton Clan, is trained by former world champion, Ricky Hatton and at just 22-years-old, looks a certainty for title glory in the very near future.
Another hot prospect, Jose 'The Look' Lopes 2(1)-0-0 stopped his opponent, John Weeks 2-4(1)-0 in under two minutes of action. The 24-year-old cruiserweight looks like an exciting prospect and made quite a statement by being the first to stop 21-year-old 'Big John' from Portsmouth.
In the second title fight of the evening, 'The Pexican', Johnny Garton 13(3)-1(1)-1 was crowned Southern Area welterweight champ with an 8th round TKO win over 27-year-old Adam Battle 8-2(2)-0 from Hampshire.
Ben Day Carl Ozimkowski