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  • Dexter Hastings

Wilson-Bent Stopped In Two



Coventry’s River Wilson-Bent rolled the dice at the at the O2 Arena London against Queensberry promotions unbeaten fighter Hamzah Sheeraz. The fight was aired live on BT sports and was for the vacant Commonwealth Middleweight title and Sheezraz's WBC silver Middleweight belt. Both fighters weighed in 11 stone 5 for thisc12 round contest with Victor Loughin reffing. Sheeraz came out fast from the first bell and beat Wilson-Bent to the punch everything with a fast heavy jab. Wilson-Bent battled like the warrior he is but was just out gunned by the 17 and 0 fighter who just couldn’t miss with every shot looking hurtful. Wilson-Bent weathered the storm in the first round but the second was the same with Sheeraz looking for an early finish. Sheeraz put Wilson-Bent down near the end of the second round, Wilson-Bent managed to get to his feet and beat the count but the ref stopped the fight due to the damage to Wilson-Bent’s eye 2 minutes and 22 seconds into the second.

River took to social media after the fight and wrote this, he wrote Damn, Hamzah came through like captain insano and opened a can of whoop ass on me

Thank you to everyone who came to the O2 and everyone who supported from home also to all sponsors. I'm overwhelmed with all the messages and I am working my way through them all thank you for the support everyone

I wish all the best to @hamzahsheeraz and his team.

I'll be back but for now it's time to enjoy family time and Christmas.


Dexter’s Thought’s

Well River rolled the dice at the O2 and it didn’t work out but that’s boxing! If you look at it Sheera is backed by one of the biggest promotional company’s in the world and is being groomed for world titles so this was always going to be a tough fight for River. Yes he was stopped in the second but showed a lot of heart in the time he was in there and I bet he has learn't from this experience.

I can say that I kind of know what River is feeling, I remember when I was stopped by unlicensed legend Malcom Stowe in just 48 seconds of the first round for the CBU supreme title. After that fight I thought I'd never fight again but I did I beat Mr Stowe on points a few years after and won multiple title before hanging my gloves up, so this is not the end for River.

I’m sure River with his teams help will come back stronger and wiser and I still see big domestic and European titles in the Coventry fighters future. I look forward to see him next year.


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