Denzel Bentley Result And Recap
Denzel Bentley moved to 17-1-1 tonight at the prestigious York Hall in the headliner of Queensberry Promotions’ card live on BT Sport. Bentley scored a fourth-round technical knockout over Machester’s Marcus Morrison, now 25-6. Morrison’s trainer Joe Gallagher compassionately threw in the towel after multiple unanswered, clean flurries from Bentley.
Morrison started the fight well with Bentley as usual, slow to get off the mark and this allowed the Manchester fighter to assert himself in the first two minutes of the opening round. Bentley came back in the last minute though and backed Morrison up.
The second was ultra-competitive with virtually nothing to split them. Fans were treated with constant back and forth throughout the round, Bentley’s work more eye-catching and sporadic with Morrison more consistent throughout.
In the third, Morrison noticeably slowed down and found too much comfort with his back being on the ropes, allowing Bentley to do what he does best: unloading at will. With very little return from Morrison, the tide of the fight changed and Bentley looked to be in control.
That didn’t change in the fourth round and after little answer from Morrison for Bentley’s punches for almost a minute, the Morrison team rightly decided that their boxer was getting unnecessarily hurt and stopped the contest.
Denzel Bentley told NoSmokeBoxing in an exclusive interview, after successfully defending his British middleweight title, that he is now looking for bigger challenges past domestic level. Brad Pauls and River Wilson-Bent have been ordered to fight in an eliminator for the 160-pound Lonsdale belt.
Hamzah Sheeraz is also with Warren/Queensberry and a fight between the pair has been discussed by fans for the better part of this year as soon as Sheeraz made the move up in weight classes.
A matchup between Bentley and Sheeraz would be a big domestic affair, especially in London and even now it could be a sizeable event but perhaps in a couple of fights, you may have a European title/ world title eliminator bout that can pack out a bg London arena like the Copper Box.
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