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Bailey Fowler

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BAILEY FOWLER starred in Heart of Portsmouth’s home show with victory against exciting national finalist Mark Chamberlain.

Fowler gained revenge over the Team Wiseman ace after Chamberlain’s recent victory, on a stacked card at Charter Sports Centre.

Both boxers played their part in a cracking contest, with Fowler operating from the centre of the ring – but Chamberlain was getting through with punches as the pair worked at a fierce pace.

In the final reckoning, Fowler was given a split verdict in a contest which delighted a healthy crowd.

Elsewhere, there were a number of victories for HOP, with Joe Coltas shining as he picked up a stoppage win over Guildford’s Harry Fuller.

Coltas stalked down his rival and landed punishing hooks which brought a standing count. His lightning combinations then forced the referee to step in.

Ahamed Adenas was another winner for HOP as he got the unanimous verdict over Bognor’s Jack Spear.

It was Adenas’ attacks to head and body which earned the decision.

Harry Blick took on Team Wiseman’s Bailey Chester and it was his accurate and snappy work which saw him win in a contest touted as one of the best of the day.

His team-mate, Harry Brown, stepped in at short notice to take on Hooks ABC’s Tidy O’Donnell.

But that didn’t stop Brown winning unanimously, with smart boxing at long range.

Tyler Hall showed good skill in his meeting with Tavern ABC’s Jimmy Robertson, as he outmanoeuvred his rival on the way to a unanimous success.

A local showdown between HOP’s Tom Ward and Chimes ABC’s Morgan Gatenby saw the pair deliver an exciting contest which Gatenby edged.

Bailey Donald was another winner for HOP while Owen Ballingall, national champion Joe Hunt and Paris Williams all impressed in defeat.

Team Wiseman’s Liam Wiseman picked up his fourth win on the bounce over Crawley’s Danny Pearce to underline his talent.

HOP pair Holly May and Billy Wilcox showed their ability in their skills bout.

Junior head coach, Paul Kapnisi, said: ‘I am delighted to get so many boxers out.

‘This was a chance to get them ready for the national championships and showed the talent in this city.’

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