Pitters Claims WBC Title Hennessy Sports (13.11.21
Updated: Nov 17, 2021
Birmingham's Shakan Pitters was part of a great joint main event on the Hennessy Sports show that was aired live on Channel 5 (13.11.21). Pitters (32) took on Reece Cartwright (27) in a 10-round contest with the WBC International Light Heavyweight title on the line. Pitters weighed in 12 stone 5 with Cartwright coming in 12 stone 6 with A star ref John Latham reffing.
Both fighters started fast getting good shots off, Cartwright pressed forward well and got some good shots off, Pitters countered well on the back foot winning the round. Pitters used his jab well in the second but was still trying to find his range, Cartwright pressed forward and got good shots off with Pitters finishing the round well but Cartwright nicked this round. Cartwright continued to press forward at the start of the third and was having a lot of joy beating Pitters to the jab, Pitters came back strong in the second part of the round to nick it. Quality shots by Pitters in the fourth as he picked up the pace and you could see Cartwright was being broken down. Cartwright continued to press and had some joy but Pitters won the round.
Pitters started the fifth round well as he got some eye-catching shots off, Cartwright railed in the middle of the round and earn a share of it. Great sixth round by Pitters as he used his jab and moved to control the round and getting great shots off. Cartwright started the seventh round strong, pushing Pitters back and banging big shots in, Pitters had some joy but Cartwright won the round. Pitters showed his class in the eighth as he picked his shots well but Cartwright pressed and forced Pitters to the ropes banging in big shots. Pitters then caught him with a cracking body shot which hurt Cartwright, Pitters then let a left and right go putting Cartwright down heavily. Cartwright managed to get to his feet but the ref waved off the fight 3 minutes into the eighth.
Massive congratulations to Shakan Pitters for a fantastic victory against a very tough opponent in Reece Cartwright. Shakan was asked a lot of questions in this fight by Cartwright and I have to say as a Shakan Pitters fan there were times I was worried about the result. Shakan ticked a lot of boxes tonight fighting on the back foot then pressing the fight when the time came getting a sensational stoppage. He is now the owner of a WBC title and with this belt will get a WBC ranking and this will open a lot of doors for him. This was an exciting and excellent fight and will be a contender for the Bbcolumn fight of the year. Shakan will be making an appearance at the 60 rounds of sparring event on Sunday 21st of November and hopefully brings his belt along, I look forward to seeing him there.