Tyrone Nurse vs Jack Catterall
In Leeds, unbeaten light welterweight talent, Chorley's Jack Catterall takes on champion, but underdog, Huddersfield's Tyrone Nurse.
Nurse starts with pressure, tries to back Catterall up, though finding little accuracy, he seems to have the ability to overpower Catterall, and make it hard for him to work.
It isn't long before Catterall begins you find the target with many crisp, clean punches, and Nurse struggles to match his accuracy, and work rate.
Catterall looks to have taken over after 5 rounds, as he beats up, out boxes Tyrone Nurse, landing from angles, landing in volume, Nurse, still trying, teak tough, having success, but not a lot of it.
It is around round 8, when a very busy Jack Catterall looks to be slowing down, and Tyrone Nurse, much taller, much naturally bigger, comes forward, tries to rally back, tries not to let Catterall take any risks, and keep the tempo high. The fight, the pace of it, does seem to be suiting the champion a bit more in the mid-late rounds more than earlier in the fight.
Catterall has enough in the tank to sustain his impressive boxing, only at a slower pace, lower tempo, and as Nurse comes forward, tries his best, physically, and tactically, for the majority of the last few rounds, he looks like he might be just too predictable, too open for punches from a tired but still fairly active, motivated Jack Catterall, and the technical superiority of the challenger seems to be enough not to let the champion take many late rounds.
Jack Catterall is awarded a unanimous decision victory, winning the title, having boxed very well indeed, with all 3 judges having scored an even round, 1 judge scores the fight fairly, having Catterall winning by 7 points, but the other 2, seem to have scored the fight in a way which favours sheer attempts of aggression, toughness, unused physical strength, rather than clean punches, hard punches, a lot of punches, ability to hurt an opponent, or ability to dictate the fight, as they score Catterall a winner by 3 points, and 1 point, stupidly, but Nurse, having given it his best efforts, tried as hard as he could have to defend his title, and Catterall, having boxed a tough opponent who came to fight, and beaten him well, to win the belt, and impress with another solid performance, hopefully on his way to bigger and better opportunities in boxing.