Win marks birth of new era for McKinson

MIKEY McKINSON celebrated his best pro win '“ by becoming a father!

Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 7:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:52 pm
Mikey McKinson had an excellent win on a big night for him. Picture: Neil Marshall

McKinson chalked up a 40-35 points success over Duane Green to take his record to 10-0 on Saturday.

The 22-year-old’s partner witnessed the victory before the pair dashed off to hospital in readiness for their new arrival.

McKinson said: ‘My girlfriend’s being induced – that’s why I had to box first.

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Dave Birmingham. Picture: Neil Marshall

‘I had to concentrate on the fight, but my girlfriend was here watching me and then had to go to hospital!

‘It’s a girl and she’s a week overdue so they are starting her off.

‘So it was tough to think of the fight but I had to get in there and do it.

‘I’ve been training hard and that’s probably my best win to date.

Danny Couzens. Picture: Neil Marshall

‘I spoke to the ref after and he said he was close to jumping in – and this guy doesn’t get stopped.’

Danny Couzens was a wide 40-35 points win over Hungarian Istvan Orsos

He said: ‘It was a good performance against a tough boy. I used the jab well and I stuck to my boxing and kept my concentration.

‘I just enjoyed it and I felt I beat him comfortably.

Dave Birmingham. Picture: Neil Marshall

‘I thought the ref had jumped in to wave it off in the final round but he gave him a standing count.

‘But he took the shots and I was throwing some serious leather in there.

‘I felt strong and now want to push for a title in March.’

Dave Birmingham got his second career stoppage as he took out Dave Miko in five rounds.

Danny Couzens. Picture: Neil Marshall

He said: ‘The gameplan went out of the window a bit.

‘They said they wanted me to feel him out – but that doesn’t happen with me!

‘I realised early on the body shots were hurting him, and I love a body shot.

‘The corner said to pepper him rather than look for big shots. I felt he was going to go in the fourth but it was just a matter of time.

‘This sets me up for a good Christmas and then I’m looking for titles in 2017.’

In other contests, Southampton pair Charlie Quinn and Jimmy Cooper grabbed points wins with Bournemouth’s Sam Jones doing likewise.