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Alexander causes shock to capture Regional crusierweight title

Queensbury Boxing League - Alexander causes shock to capture Regional crusierweight title

Louis Alexander won the vacant National cruiserweight title defeating the favourite Carl Kinslow on the 'True Grit' bill.

Kinslow came into the fight as a former professional MMA fighter and National heavyweight title challenger while Alexander took the fight on short notice. In the first round Alexander stunned Kinslow with short right hook but his opponent held on, however the Brighton man continued to control the action pumping out a rangy jab.

As the first round closed Alexander landed a four punch combination finishing with straight right and left hook that forced Kinslow out the ring, however he returned to his feet on the count of eight and survived the round. Alexander continued control the distance with a solid jab and quick combinations in the second round however, the tide turned in the very next session as the Brighton man looked to fade.

In the third and fourth Kinslow poured the pressure on landing with big hooks as Alexander looked to be stepping off the gas but the 26 year-old remained elusive on his feet and showcased good defensive ability.

Alexander came out firing in the final round and caught Kinslow with a right hand and the two battled on the inside until the final bell, where the Brighton cruiserweight was awarded a split decision win.

“I’m over the moon with Louis performance,”said Neil Wray, Alexander's trainer. “The early rounds helped him massively to get his foot in the fight and show he could hurt his opponent and that helped.

“The fight was quite short notice for us but we did the right training we was getting good heavyweights in that Louis couldn’t boss around, some good pros and amateurs and that helped.”

Also challenging for a title on the bill was Alexander's team mate, Jordan Eason however, he was defeated via knockout by Josh Whittington who claimed the novice middleweight title.

“Jordan was doing alright, he was doing okay and there were a few problems outside the camp coming into the fight and that possibly could have affected it," said Wray. 

“It’s down to him what he wants to do, he’s been here before unfortunately, he’s been knocked out and come back defeating some good lads so I wouldn't put it past him to bounce back. 

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