Success for Sutton boxing trio

First published in Boxing by , Sports Reporter

It was a successful night for all three Sutton boxers at the Coronet Theatre in Elephant and Castle last Friday.

Wallington’s Lewis Pinto and Carshalton duo Tony Owen and Ricky Boylan all won their bouts on points at Mickie Helliot’s Cometh the Hour Cometh the Man promotion.

Pinto was making his professional debut but showed no sign of nerves as he won all four rounds against the experienced Danny Dontchev.

The 24-year-old light middleweight knocked Dontchev, a professional for 12 years, down twice as he cruised to a 40-35 points victory.

“He’s good, very durable and used to fighting prospects,” said Pinto.

“But I put him down in the first and second and he does not usually go down.

“It was my first pro fight and I’ve got a lot to learn.

“He caught me with a couple of shots and I got involved in a scrap so I let my boxing down a bit but a win’s a win so I’ve got to be happy.

“I’m just really eager to get out there again and to keep learning.”

Boylan made it five professional wins from five fights with a 60-54 victory over Jason Nesbitt over six two-minute rounds.

It was not as straight forward as his 82-second victory over Ben Zarakani in March but Boylan was too quick for Nesbitt and won comfortably.

Owen bounced back from his southern area title defeat to Ben Murphy in November with a 80-71 win over Bulgarian Asan Yuseinov.

Yuseinov caused him problems in the early rounds but Owen, who took the fight at short notice, cruised through the final four to take the win.

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