Moore settles score with journeyman

Floyd Moore. Picture: Allan Hutchings
Floyd Moore. Picture: Allan Hutchings
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Revenge was sweet for Floyd Moore as he put to bed a blemish on his record.

A shock loss to journeyman Johnny Greaves had been gnawing away at the Fareham man for three years.

But on Saturday night, at the Pyramids Centre, the 22-year-old lightweight put the pain firmly behind him – settling the score with a convincing points victory.

Moore’s trainer Michael Ballingall is now hoping to get his charge a title fight in his home town.

‘Floyd showed his true class this time,’ said Ballingall.

‘He avenged a loss that has been in the back of his mind for three years.

‘Next we want to try to get him a title fight in Fareham.’

Garry Neale recorded his second win in two professional bouts as he delivered the goods.

The lightweight saw off Bheki Moyo on points despite giving away seven pounds in weight.

‘Garry Neale has all the attributes to do well,’ said Ballingall.

‘He tucks up his defence, so it is not just his attack that is good.

‘It was a great night with a super atmosphere.

‘I must take my hat off to James Lee who has put in a lot of work training the guys.

‘We’re always looking for talented fighters to come down to the gym.’

Super-bantamweight Andy Gatenby also made it two wins from two professional fights as he beat Delroy Spencer.

Meanwhile, Ballingall’s Guildford young gun Adam Battle was also a victor.