In an explosive and enthralling contest at Wythenshaw on Sunday 19th, Deion “The Ghost” Jumah travelled into his opponents back yard and in a fight that went back and forth retained his English Cruiserweight title with a unanimous points decision.
Judge Steve Gray scored the bout 115-114 whilst both Mark Lyson and John Latham had it wider at 115-113.
Jumah was trailing on the cards after 8 rounds but a strong finish in the championship rounds got him ahead on the cards and a worthy winner.
“This was a fight that should have been on TV” was something echoed by those in attendance and echoed by promoter Joe Gallagher and Deion’s manager Steve Goodwin.
“There is no doubt Sam Hyde will come again and will beat pretty much all the British Cruiserweights out there,” said Deion’s trainer Gary Logan in a statement Logan praised manager Goodwin “This would not have been possible without the management of Steve Goodwin.”
“It’s now the British title and Richard Riakporhe,” said Goodwin “Deion done it the hard way today but we can only thank Joe (Gallagher) for his hospitality and the purse bid which ensured that the boxers were well paid for this bout. This was a final eliminator for the British title and Deion has not achieved the first step of what we set out to do. The future is bright and Deion has a lot to look forward to”