Sutcliffe Jr. (12(7)-1) is on the comeback trail since losing a questionable MD against Anthony Yigit in Germany. Now facing off against Chris Jenkins (16(8)-2-1), a winner of a Prizefighter tournament, Sutcliffe Jr. was looking to make a big statement.
He immediately did so with a knockdown of Jenkins in R1. But Jenkins wasn’t going to lie down. No, Jenkins decided to make it a dogfight, and try to answer Sutcliffe Jr. shot for shot. In a fight that was hard to score, it was the first round knockdown that was probably the difference-maker.
On the same card was an 8 rounder featuring Tyrone McKenna (12(4)-0-1) against Sean Creagh (4(2)-0-1). This was the first big test for either fighter, but it was McKenna who demonstrated class. McKenna was hitting Creagh from all angles with whatever he wanted, and Creagh simply had no answer for him. McKenna looks like he has a bright future, but I’ll hold off on predicting anything until he fights more high calibre competition.