John Hutchinson couldn’t get former solider Sonny Whiting to raise the white flag in Birmingham, but he still managed to point his way to his seventh career victory.
The Donegal middleweight hurt his opponent in round two of a four round clash, but the survival specialist managed to make it to the final bell.
However, the MGM fighter had his hand raised post-bout after winning every round against the experienced journeyman.
It was the ‘Buncrana Banger’s’ second victory in two months and he hopes to return again in September and stay through to a new keep-busy policy.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com after pushing his slate to 7(1)-2(0)-2 Hutchinson said
“It was good fight, certainly no walk over. He came for the upset and the win.”
“All in all I felt I put in a good performance. I was comfortable in there.”
“I worked on a few new things with my trainer Steve McHale at MGM Birmingham and I feel it’s all coming together.”
“I had a big work rate from the start and looked to stop him when I hurt him in the second, but he was cute and knew when to hold and tie you up.”
“I am just learning to control the pace better and not put all eggs into one basket. I got good rounds in the bank for next fight, which I am happy with.”
“I got little nick on my eye so I will be out for 28 days, so it looks I won’t be back out again until early September. I will know more this week.”