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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Baker Gets Draw in Rematch

‘The boxing fan with a license’ Kane Baker secured a draw in a rematch against former opponent Jordan Flynn on the undercard of the Next Gen show at the Utilita Arena Birmingham. The show which was promoted by Matchroom saw Baker (31) take on the unbeaten hot prospect Flynn who had won all nine of his previous contests. Baker who is a former Midlands area champ has a record of nineteen wins and one draw out of thirty contests and was in a close run fight against Flynn which has led to this rematch. The contest was over ten rounds and was an English Super Featherweight eliminator with both fighter weighing in nine stone with Chris Dean reffing.

Baker started confidently pressing forward, Baker landed some good shots in on the inside but the cleaner shots came from Flynn. Flynn got his jab working at the start of the second as Baker continued to press forward, Baker landed a lovely right hand which gave him confidence and after the ref had talked to both fighters Baker pressed forward and walked onto a right hand which put him down. Baker got to his feet took a right count and battled through the round to see it out. Baker seemed to have recovered well at the start of the third and continued to press forward, Flynn looked relaxed moving well and popping out the jab but Baker made him work for the whole of the round.

Baker continued to press forward in the fourth and was asking questions with Flynn working well on the back foot, Flynn’s movement and shot-picking won him the round. Flynn landed some of the best shots of the fight in the fifth opening a cut above Baker's left eye but he showed loads of heart and stuck in there getting good shots of his own off. Baker had his best round of the fight in the sixth as he poured forward and landed some big shots working the body well on the inside winning the round

The seventh was a scrappy one which suited Baker who roughed up Flynn and landed some big right hands to win the round. Flynn got back on his jab in the eighth and controlled long periods of the round, Baker continued to pour on the pressure but Flynn landed some lovely long combinations to win the round. Flynn continued with a nice jab but Baker continued to press forward, Flynn turned Baker on the ropes and let a barrage of shots go with Baker returned fire with Flynn winning the round. Baker poured it on in the final round as he pressed Flynn with both fighters falling over in the middle of the round. Flynn had a point taken off him for holding with Baker just edging the round making it a 10, 8 round.

Ref Chris Dean scored the fight 94 to 94 a draw, I scored it 96 to 93 Flynn.

Dexter’s Thoughts

What a great fight this was and with this draw I’m sure Eddie Hearn will make it into a trilogy. I had Flynn winning the contest by three rounds but I am chuffed to bits that the ref saw it differently and he got a draw. Baker put a lot of heart and effort into this fight and never took a step back. I always enjoy watching ‘The boxing fan with a License’ fight and he never disappoints with the heart of a lion and the courage to take on anyone in his division. I’m sure I’ll get some stiff words from Kane’s partner, motivator, and advisor Coral but I call it how I see it. But I will say I am chuffed to bits that Kane got the rub of the green for once and look forward to catching up with him soon Girvan chat and look forward to seeing him back in the ring very soon.


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