On Friday night in Middleton, Greater Manchester, two middleweight prospects of Irish descent went toe-to-toe.
Matty Mainwaring and Tommy Carter had just one fight between them but, unlike many prospects, they put their records on the line for the four round bout at the Middleton Arena on Kieran Farrell’s inaugural promotional offering.
A refreshing move by both, and one which will do their development as fighters a World of good.
In the end it was former Irish international footballer Mainwaring who came out on top, using his jab and reach to negate Carter’s inside fighting and build a foundation for a 40:37 points win.
Watch the fight in full below: