LATEST Shamrock signing Peter Vaughan dominated his contest as he scored a 39-37 points victory over the experienced Duncan Cottier in their middleweight contest at the Bedford Corn Exchange on Friday night, writes Mark Wood.
Vaughan, with a decent record of five wins and one draw from seven fights, tipped the scales at 11st 4lb 8oz, while journeyman Cottier, 34 from Woodford, London, was significantly heavier in the his 82nd fight at 11st 9lb.
The first round completely belonged to Vaughan as he skipped round the durable Cottier, hitting him almost will.
Shamrock’s latest fighter from Banbury was allowed to throw his combos with almost complete impunity as the lively 26-year-old seemed to have far too much energy for his veteran opponent.
Vaughan continued to pick his opponent off in the third round with one right penetrating right finding its target. Although Vaughan was in complete control, he never looked like finishing the fight early.
The Banbury Bull looked to end the fight in the fourth and final round, catching Cottier with a couple of decent shots, but he had to wait for the final bell for the referee to lift his arm.
And Vaughan was given the decision 39-37 as Cottier was condemned to the 77th defeat of his career