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Mohungo impresses on second bout securing back to back wins

Queensbury Boxing League - Mohungo impresses on second bout securing back to back wins

Hussein Mohungo kicked off proceedings on the 'True Grit' bill successfully as as he beat. Seb Hallet in a light-welterweight contest.

Mohungo's trainer, Chris Gauntlett previously tipped his boxer to be one to watch and the Epsom man did nothing to counter this argument. 

The southpaw Mohungo controlled the action right from the off as he showcased excellent footwork and caught Hallet with sharp straight left hands. 

In the second and third Mohungo remained consistent with countering Hallets attacks catching his opponent with hooks on the way in and long straight left hands at range. 

Mohungo received a unanimous decision victory and took his record to 2-0 inside the QBL, and after the bout the unbeaten southpaw claimed he is taretting a title shot in the near future. 

He said: “I felt quite comfortable I felt I could read his shots and it was easy to counter punch him, he came out strong but we had to work our way round it. 

“I’ve done what I’ve aimed to do and I’m hoping for a title shot now, maybe in September, there’s no reason not to get the shot.” 

Gauntlett shared the same opinion as his boxer as he expressed his interest in a title fight after two consecutive wins. 

“It was unbelievable, we did exactly what we asked him to do,” Gauntlett said. 

“We knew this kid and we didn’t underestimate him at all. I think we won all three rounds and I’m looking forward to that title shot which I think we’re due now, we’re cleaning up this division.” 

Another one of Gauntlett's boxers, Jack Clarke made his boxing debut as he met Connor McGuinness in a light-middleweight contest over three rounds. 

Despite Clarke’s pressure in the first round it was McGuinness who landed the most telling blow with a cleaner right hand. 

In the second and third round Clarke landed clubbing right hands to McGuinness but his opponent rallied inside causing a close affair. 

McGuinness was awarded the split decision, leaving Gauntlett to admire the competitive nature of the fight. 

“It was a cracking bout and we really enjoyed it,” Gauntlett said. 

“We have our job to do the judges have their job to do and they had to call it, all credit to the opponent. 

“I think he dealt with the pressure of fighting a home boxer really well, I don’t want to sound like sour grapes but I thought we had the first and the third, but he was fighting in front of a home crowd and we’ll come back stronger for sure.” 

Another Gauntlett boxer, Leanne Ball took on Gemma Martin in a light-welterweight contest, and the 25 year-old Epsom boxer showcased great movement throughout with a hand down fans pleasing style. 

Despite landing clean shots throughout the bout Martin had an answer for the pressure and the fight was declared a draw. 

“It was a fantastic performance from Leanne she kept coming forward and we knew Gemma would be a pressure opponent and it was always going to be a good fight,” Gaunlett said. 

“Personally I thought we did enough to nick the win but it was entertaining and we love it if it comes around again.” 

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