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Watson beats Jesse James in Australian five rounder

Tommy McCarthy wasn’t the only Irish fighter to register victory over the weekend.

The European cruiserweight champion’s fellow Belfast fighter Nathan Watson also had his hand raised on Saturday.

The Saints graduate went to work Down Under and made it four wins from four on Ace Boxing Group’s ‘Demolition’ card at the Mansfield Tavern.

Watson accounted for Jesse ‘James’ March in a FIVE round contested. The Australian-based Belfast fighter won via a 49-45, 48-45, 48-46 scorecard in a light-middleweight bout.

It was former Muay Thai fighter, March’s first boxing bout but he was game and competitive. Watson did flirt with the stoppage, dropping his opponent in the final round but the Aussie rose to his feet and saw the final bell.

The win was Watson’s second of 2021 after he defeated Thailand’s Uten Chanavon in the Spring – and he hopes it won’t be his last.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com before his most recent win he said: “The remainder of the year I am looking to stay as active as I can. There is no point getting fit to get unfit at the start of your pro career.”

The wins see’s Watson move to 4-0 while March’s slate slips to 0-1.

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 sports for a living for over 20 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