Moore Prizefighter bid ends in early defeat

Floyd Moore Picture: Mick Young

Floyd Moore Picture: Mick Young

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Floyd Moore’s hopes of Prizefighter glory were shattered after a first-round defeat to former British champion Gary Buckland at York Hall last night.

The Fareham fighter endured a frustrating night in front of an army of local fans who made the trip to the capital to offer their support, suffering a clear points loss in a one-side bout.

Buckland, a former Prizefighter winner himself, progressed to the semi-final stages before being stopped by overall winner Jono Carroll - who beat Michael Devine in a unanimous points verdict.

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