Ozgul beaten by Antwi in Southern Area title clash

Hackney welterweight Siar Ozgul (pic: Jeff Holmes/PA)

Hackney welterweight Siar Ozgul (pic: Jeff Holmes/PA) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

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Hackney welterweight Siar Ozgul lost his Southern Area title fight against Samuel Antwi at York Hall on Friday.

The fight took place on a stacked MTK Global show, with Ozgul hoping to claim a strap he previously fought for in July last year, losing to Mikey Sakyi.

Ozgul and Antwi traded blows over 10 rounds, but it was the latter who won 98-93 on referee Lee Cook’s scorecard.

It was a disappointing loss for the 26-year-old, whose record now reads 15 wins and three defeats.

The Hackney boxer will hope for a quick return to the ring so as to get back to winning ways in a timely manner.

Former Lion middleweight Billy Underwood was also due for action on the card, but his bout was cancelled owing to injury.

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It was a blow for the 22-year-old who had been looking for a third win as a professional.

Underwood will hope to quickly bounce back from his injury woe to get back in the thick of the action as soon as possible.

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