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Taylor wastes little time

PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 March 2015

Ryan Taylor celebrates his win

Ryan Taylor celebrates his win

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Upminster boxer Masters rival in style

Dagenham's Taylor Jordan celebrates his win at York HallDagenham's Taylor Jordan celebrates his win at York Hall

Upminster’s Ryan Taylor took just four rounds to win the British Masters light-welterweight title on a night of success for local fighters at York Hall on Saturday.

Previously unbeaten Norwich prospect Danny Gunn, 22, regarded their fight on the Goodwin promotion as a stepping stone to bigger things.

But for him it was clearly a step in the wrong direction as Taylor’s heavier punching turned the fight his way after an even start.

Taylor unloaded solid hooks in a furious fourth-round assault and Gunn, although he gamely soaked up the punches, was clearly in trouble and his corner were set to throw in the towel as the referee intervened.

“I feel a lot stronger after stepping up from lightweight to the light-welter division,” said 26-year-old Taylor.

Romford cruiserweight Tony Conquest boxed for the first time since losing the Commonwealth title in April last year and scored a six-round points win over Croatian Tomislav Rudan.

Conquest shook off the ring rust, flooring Rudan twice with body punches on his way to a one-sided 60-52 points victory.

Light middleweight Taylor Jordan, trained by Jamie Williams at Romford’s Legends gym, had a points win over Bognor journeyman Liam Griffiths in a four-round contest.

The 20-year-old prospect was always punching too fast and too often for the 50-fight campaigner, who used his experience to survive before Jordan won a 40-36 decision.


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