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Adams retains title with knockout of Jack Avis

Queensbury Boxing League - Adams retains title with knockout of Jack Avis

National light-heavyweight champion Lee ‘Ace’ Adams retained his title with first round knockout of Jack Avis on the 'True Grit' bill. Avis came into the fight unbeaten with five straight wins that subsequently earned him the title shot, while Adams won the title against Navid Iran in April.

In the opening round the challenger pushed forward but could not land the definitive shot, the two later traded on the ropes where Adams landed a check hook, while Avis found home to the body.

Adams came forward with a one-two that caught Avis and as the challenger retreated back he was dropped with a big right hand in the corner. Avis showed great bravery to get up but referee called it off, Adams displayed great sportsmanship in lifting his opponents hand after the final bell.

After the bout Avis’ trainer Martin Dilworth revealed he believed they were in control of the fight but praised the ability of Adams.

Dilworth said: “The game plan was to establish the jab use his head movement and we understood Ace was a classy operator and a good boxer but Jack’s not a bad boxer so I wanted him to stick to the jab and I thought we did that really well.

“I felt we had a really good game plan, we had a great camp but that shows you the quality of Ace Adams.”

As Avis was dropped the light-heavyweight suffered a severe ankle injury, something Dilworth said will be a deciding factor in measuring how long it will be until his boxer can compete again. “We have to access the injury with the ankle, it’ probably ligament damage,” Dilworth said.

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