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Ozturk beaten by Warburton on professional debut

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 February 2019

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

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Former Pedro amateur Celal Ozturk endured a disappointing professional debut as he was stopped in the second round of his super welterweight bout against Gerome Warburton at York Hall on Saturday.

The Hackney lad started brightly with some eye-catching punches in the first round, but it all went downhill from there.

Ozturk walked onto a left hook followed by a right hand in the second round, which dropped him to the canvas.

Though he got up, he never recovered and was soon under attack from Warburton, forcing referee Lee Every to intervene.

There was better news for former Lion amateur Louis Isaacs as he beat super lightweight rival Rhys Saunders on points on the same bill.

There was a new trainer in Isaacs’ corner for the bout with former IBF world cruiserweight champion Glenn McCrory having joined the 21-year old’s team.

In what turned out to be a tough contest, referee Ian John Lewis scored it 59-55 in Isaacs’ favour.

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