Super-bantamweight prospect Sam Cox Sam Cox moved up to 5-0 at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on September 7.
The 24-year-old talent from Islington won his first six-rounder on points on the stacked “LAST CHANCE SALOON” card, hosted by Goodwin Promotions.
Sam won all six rounds against southpaw Steven 'Livewire' Maguire (0-16), 33 from Middleton.
The North Londoner boxed extremely well, despite an awkward opponent stood in front of him. The home fighter improved throughout the fight and, despite winning every round comfortably, it was still a good learning fight withaluable rounds banked. In the final rounds, the fight contained a lot of inside work in the pocket and Sam showed his class in these scenarios.
Cox has had a rough year outside of the ring with bereavements where he lost both his mum and grandmother. The brave battler commented after the fight, “After the year I’ve had I need to appreciate 5-0, I’ve just done my first six-rounder and I’m really pushing on in this sport now.
“They were great, valuable, learning rounds and they’ll put me in great stead for later in my career.”
Sparring with Frank Warren prospect Harvey Horn sharpened Sam for his first six-round assignment and now looks towards landing title opportunities in 2020.
Sam is keeping a close eye on the forthcoming October 12 clash between English super-bantamweight champion Michael Ramabeletsa (17-17) and his mandatory challenger Jack Bateson (10-0) in Leeds.
Bristol's 31-year-old 'Gasman' Duane Winters (11-2) is the Southern Area titleholder, who is recovering from a one-sided beatdown at the hands of brilliant Scotsman Kash Farooq (13-0) in a third defence of his British title, which resulted in a first-round stoppage, live on BBC Scotland,
Three championship fights topped the bill at the York Hall.
25-year-old Ramez Mahmood (10-0) bested Jack Budge (4-1) on points to win the Southern Area featherweight title in what was an entertaining 10-round war
Luton's Kay Prospere (13-1-1) won the English super-lightweight championship with a unanimous points victory over Sam 'The Sensation' O'maison, 28 from Sheffield, with scores of 97-94 and 96-94 twice. The raucous York Hall crowd erupted when the scores were read aloud as 35-year-old 'Special K' won his first professional boxing title.
Deion Jumah (12-0) scored a destructive knockout over Wadi Camacho (16-2-1) to win the English cruiserweight championship and send the 34-year-old 'Machoman' into retirement.
Barcelona-born Londoner, Camacho, fought at the York Hall 17 times during his eight-year pro career. He won the Prizefighter tournament there when he was 28 and won the Southern Area crusierweight title on three seperate occasions and was most recently the Commonwealth cruiserweight champion.