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Muhungo and Griffiths fight to a draw for the welterweight title

Queensbury Boxing League - Muhungo and Griffiths fight to a draw for the welterweight title

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Hussein Mohungo and Wolf Griffiths battled it out to a draw when challenging for the Regional welterweight title. 

The two competed on the undercard of the ‘Road to Glory’ show, staged at the Effingham Park Hotel in Crawley.

Epsom’s Muhungo, who stepped up from light-welterweight for the fight, started off the quicker landing a succession of counters most notably the uppercut and lead left. 

Despite Griffiths pressure, Mohungo’s flashy counters down the middle and the uppercut stole the round.  

In the second Muhungo scored with a double jab, left hand combination, but Griffiths landed notable shots on the inside. 

By the third round the pace of the fight had slowed, Muhungo landed a clean lead right-hook, however, Griffiths was beginning to come forward landing with is jab that allowed the Brighton man to set up attacks. 

Muhungo ended the round by landing a double-hook, however, Griffiths lands counter right hook upstairs to close out the session. 

In the fourth and final round Griffiths, who dropped down from light-middleweight, landed a  sweeping hook on the chin of Muhngo. 

As both men battled to the end, the contest went to the judges scorecard with both boxers being adjudged the winner on one card, with another scoring it a draw, meaning the result was draw. 

After the bout, boxer boxers believed they had done enough to take the decision and the welterweight title. 

Griffiths said: “I felt he may have just nicked the first round, I thought the second was close but as I started chipping away I thought my fitness overcame his and I started catching him with clean shots. 

“I might have scored the round close but I thought I did just enough in the rounds to nick a win. 

“In the first round I didn’t really stick to the game plan, I came in a bit overzealous but I realised that and started coming in and out and landing clean shots.” 

Muhungo, who is undefeated in the league, said: “I started very quickly and I landed the sharper shots but it’s one of them were I don’t know how I lost it but the judges make the decision. At the end of the day it was a good fight, I had me winning, but it’s down to the three people ringside. 

“First things first the only reason I moved up in weight is because there were people in my division ducking me, so I had to move up to get my title shot. 

“Fair play to Wolf for coming down to welterweight and giving me a good fight. I felt sharp, I felt good, and I thought I had the edge tonight but it’s down to the judges.” 

Both boxers welcomed the possibility of a rematch, while also not demanding an immediate follow up fight with each other.   

 

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