Denny Defends Title in a Dominant Performance
Updated: Feb 12
Rowley Regis’s Tyler Denny took his fourth ‘0’ in a row beating unbeaten fighter Brad Pauls on points and defending his English Middleweight title. The fight was on the undercard of a Boxxer Promotions which was aired on Sky Sports and was at Wembley arena London (11.92.23). Denny was dominant throughout the 10-round contest with all three judges giving it him by a wide margin. Pauls (29) from Cornwell came into the fight winning all 16 of his contests. Denny (31) had won 4 of his last 5 fights drawing one of them with all the fights being over 10 rounds.
Denny weighed into the fight at 11 stone 6 with Pauls coming in 11 stone 5 with Bob Williams reffing the contest.
Denny took the center of the ring at the start of the first as both fighters felt each other out, I could not split them. Denny banged in some nice lead right hooks to Pauls body and got some nice straight lefts to Pauls chin from a southpaw stance, Paul came back in the round but Denny won the round. Pauls got some nice combinations off at the start of the third but Denny came back with good shots of his own to nick the round.
Denny edged forward and pushed Pauls back with big shots in the fourth, Pauls had some joy but Denny was in the groove and won the round. Denny continued to press and push Pauls back in the fifth with Pauls not having a clue how to stop the Black Country boxer, everything Pauls did have joy Denny came back with better shots and pushed him back. The sixth was the same with Denny continuing his controlled pressure and putting some nice combinations together going to the head and body well.
The seventh was a scrappy one with the ref having to talk to both fighters twice about it, Pauls had some joy but Denny won the round with his work rate. Denny put in a hard shift in the eighth pinning Pauls to the ropes and banging in some cracking right hooks and uppercuts to win the round. Denny was relentless in the ninth pushing Pauls back and banging in shots to the body and head, Pauls showed a lot of heart but could not match Denny. Pauls started the final round by catching Denny with a big right hand, Denny continued to press while Pauls looked for that one knockout shot, but Denny would not be denied and finished the round stronger.
The judges had it unanimous with judge Michael Alexander scoring it 98 to 93 Denny and Howard Foster and Tony O’Connor having it 97 to 93 Denny, I had it 100 to 91 Denny.
What a great performance by Tyler Denny and yet again he impresses live on Sky Sports defending his title. What is even more impressive is that his last 6 fights have been against unbeaten fighters and he has won 4 with one defeat and one controversial draw. Denny seems to be getting better and better with age but at 31 he really needs to crack on and challenge for bigger titles. The British Title is tied up at the moment but I’m sure Denny will be made mandatory for the winner. I know Denny will want to fight before a potential British title challenge in the summer but instead of defending his English may be challenged for a European or commonwealth title or even an international title so he can start to move up the rankings of one of the big governing bodies. Denny has had to do it the hard way and I would love to see ‘The New 0-Taker’ win British, European, or Commonwealth so I can enter him into the Bbcolumn Hall of Fame. I look forward to seeing him challenge for a big title soon.