Nathan Watson beats opponent into submission

Nathan Watson registered a knockout win in Eaton’s Hill over the weekend.

Ace Boxing’s Belfast prospect defeated Sachin Nautiyal in Queensland, Australia.

Watson dominated the Indian fighter for three rounds of a fight scheduled for six and forced the away to throw in the towel, registering his second career stoppage and extending his unbeaten record in the process.

The Australian-based Belfast fighter was initially set to trade leather with Queensland State welterweight champion Lachlan O’Shea [7(4)-2] on the card but that mouthwatering step up fell through and he fought Sachin instead.

The Indian did come to the ring with a winning record but the majority if his six wins played out in India and Watson was expected to beat him.

He did just that and did so via stoppage to get his year off to a solid start. One of Ireland’s busiest pros is now said to be closing in on a title shot – and could challenge for the Queensland title relatively soon.

Watson moves to 7-0 with two knockouts courtesy of the victory while his opponent’s record now reads 6-2.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com