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Cannon regains Regional light middleweight title

Queensbury Boxing League - Cannon regains Regional light middleweight title

Lee Cannon regained the Regional light-middleweight title with a win over Wolf Griffiths on the 'True Grit' bill. 

In a battle between the orthodox Cannon and southpaw Griffiths it was the Like2Box man who found the early success with two telling counter right hands in the first round.

Cannon continued the pressure in the second and forced a left hook through the guard of Griffiths as he was pinned back to the corner. In the round round Cannon produced his best shot of the fight as he landed a big right hand having been forced onto the ropes by the gallant Griffiths moments before.

The fourth and final round produced much excitement as both boxers traded inside but neither landed flush, Griffiths forced the action but Cannon used his experience to evade any trouble. Cannon was awarded the unanimous decision declaring him the new QBL Regional light-middleweight title, after the bout Like2Box trainer Michael Pilditch revealed he was ‘not surprised’ with the result.

“I’m pleased for him, but not surprised,” Pilditch said. “It was a great performance from Lee, nice and composed he didn’t live up to the name of ‘Loose Cannon’ he was very composed and compact. “He let his hands go and the right hand couldn’t miss he had nice angles and although there were a few heads clashes he showed good composure and carried on with the fight.

“Wolf is strong, he came with shots that caught Lee especially in the last round and you can tell Lee felt it so hat’s off to Wolf it was a great fight.”

Cannon, a two-weight champion within the league, expressed his relief with the result having lost the same title last year to Steve Albone. 

“I’m happy, I’ve had some weird decisions go against me but I was glad I got the fight with Wolf," Cannon said.

“It was the first time he has come up to Regional level and he didn’t look out of place, he caught me with some shots but I thought I landed the cleaner of the shots and that’s what we had been working on with Mike and all the boys at Like2Box.”

Griffiths trainer, Neil Wray cited the fight would be a good learning experience for his boxer. 

“It was a good learning fight for Wolf, he would’ve learnt a lot from that and he’s a good kid Lee," Wray said. "Wolf done well he came on strong in the last round, he is a come forward fighter and likes to let his shots go which he had success but it just didn’t sit right and he wanted to get in a fight. 

“It was a close fight and he definitely deserves to be at this Regional level.”




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