Glenn Foot (10-0, 5 KOs) won a hard fought split decision over Dale Evans (6-1-1, 3 KOs) to win the 1-day, 8-man Prizefighter: welterweights III tournament on Saturday night at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England. Foot prevailed 29-28, 29-28 on two cards while Evans was ahead 29-28 on the third card. With the win, Foot pocketed £32,000 plus an extra £2,000 for scoring a TKO earlier in the night.
In a bout between the semi-finals and final, hot British bantamweight prospect Kal Yafai (7-0, 6 KOs) won when journeyman Gonzalo Garcia (8-7-2, 4 KOs) quit on his stool after round four. Yafai won easily, but failed to impress against a limited hand-picked opponent.
Glenn Foot (9-0, 5 KOs) applied non-stop pressure against Chad Gaynor (10-1, 5 KOs) to take a 29-27, 30-27, 30-28 unanimous decision. Both landed good shots but Foot was simply busier.
Dale Evans (6-0-1, 3 KOs) got off to a good start and knocked tournament favorite Mark Thompson (25-3, 15 KOs) out of the running, taking a 29-28 verdict on all cards.
Glenn Foot (8-0, 5 KOs) scored an impressive second round TKO over Steven Pearce (6-1, 1 KOs). Foot dropped Pearce with a right to the head in round two and got the stoppage later in the round. Time was 1:43.
Chad Gaynor (10-0, 5 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Calum Cooper (4-1, 0 KOs). Both fighters went right at each other from the opening bell and it was 2:40 of unbridled fury with Gaynor weathering an early storm to batter Cooper and get a referee’s stoppage.
In a real war, Dale Evans (5-0-1, 3 KOs) defeated 19-year-old Sam Eggington (3-1, 0 KOs) by unanimous decision. Evans rocked Eggington in round one, but the youngster came back to make it a fight. Scores were 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.
Tournament favorite Mark Thompson (25-2, 15 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Rob Hunt (16-2-2, 1 KO). The bout was stopped due to a cut suffered by Hunt at :29.