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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Jones Gets Up Off the Canvas to Pole Axe Opponent

Twenty-five-year-old unbeaten Troy Jones weathered a scare in his fight last night at the Eastside Rooms Birmingham getting up off the canvas and stopping his opponent (2,9,23). The Birmingham fighter (7-0) was headlining the Black Country Boxing Promotions show ‘Maximum Impact 3’ and was fighting Michal Ludwiczak in an international cruiserweight contest over six rounds. Jones was having his eighth contest with this being his sixth six rounder with four of his wins coming via stoppage. His opponent Kudwiczak (29) from Poland was coming into this fight with a positive record winning twelve and drawing one of his twenty-nine fights scoring nine stoppages. Jones weighed in twelve stone eleven with Ludwiczak coming in twelve stone ten with Ryan Churchill reffing.

Both fighters let their hands go from the start of the first round with both getting good shots off. Jones was starting to get the better of his opponent but as he moved in he was caught with a lovely right hand which put him down. Jones got straight back up with the ref and started to count, the ref got to eight and let Jones continue. Ludwiczak put it on Jones who fought back hard and finished the round the stronger. Ludwiczak started the second round strong, getting some getting some good shots off, Jones returned fire and landed barrage after barrage of combinations with Ludwiczak hanging in there to see the round out.

Ludwiczak started the third round strong but Jones was soon back on top smashing in big shots to Ludwiczak head and body as he looked like he could fold at any minute, Somehow Ludwiczak got to the end of the round. Jones came out strong in the fourth with the ref deeming one of his shots landing low, when Ludwiczak had recovered Jones piled on the pressure landing a flurry of shots and dropping Ludwiczak. Ludwiczak got to his feet and when the ref let him continue Jones jumped on him landing several shots before the ref jumped in and stopped it two minutes and three seconds into the fourth round.

Jones wins fourth-round stoppage


Dexter’s Thoughts

What a performance by Jones and what a fight, Ludwiczak is the first real test Jones has had in his eight-fight career and he weathered a first-round knockdown to come out on top. Ludwiczak was a very game opponent and it was evident from the first round that he had some heavy hands and had come to win. Jones was caught with a nice shot in the first but showed his worth by getting up and finishing that round the stronger. Jones has shown in this fight the qualities that are needed to be a champion and in my opinion, I think he needs one eight-rounder before they get his challenge for titles like the Midlands, English, or one of the international titles. Jones proved last night that he is one of the Boxers to Watch and I see big things happening for this talented fighter.


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