Boxing Result

Daws kayos Morrison in ten

By Alexey Sukachev

Londoner Lenny Daws (20-1-1, 8 KOs) is a two-time British junior welterweight champion, following a dominating tenth-round knockout of Scotland’s Barry Morrison (17-4, 7 KOs) in a grudge rematch of their January 2007 title match-up, which had ended in a split decision in the Scot’s favour. This time Morrison started the battle rapidly and brought a war to the usually slow-starting Daws. It wasn’t until round five when the Londoner finally found both his rhythm and distance and started to stop Barry in his tracks with the jab and long lean right hands. After six rounds, the fight was dead even. Daws took round seven and eight, the last minute of the latter being a showcase for his strengths. Morrison delivered the rest of his power and stamina in round nine, which he barely won. But he left nothing in his fuel tank and after a hard left hook by Daws he took a knee and was counted out at 1:32 of the tenth, finding no energy to continue this pitch battle. The fight was held at York Hall, London, UK. Fightnews had it 85-86 Daws at the time of stoppage.

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