Big win for Wombwell `banger’

UNBEATEN Wombwell ‘banger’ Neil Beevers is already looking to add another title to his collection after being crowned British Masters welterweight champion.

Beevers won the belt in devastating style at the Barnsley Metrodome last Friday night when he stopped Coventry’s Sean McKervey in three one-sided rounds.

McKervey represented a step up in class for Beevers having won eight and drawn two of his 13 previous fights, and had never previously been stopped as a professional.

But the 27-year-old, trained by Mick Wale, took it all in his stride and was fired up from the start in front of a partisan home crowd.

Beevers bulldozed forward and never gave McKervey chance to settle into a rhythm unleashing a series of combinations against the southpaw.

McKervey looked glad to hear the bell signal the end of the first round but was given no respite in the next when the powerful Beevers caught him with a crunching left uppercut and backed him up on the ropes.

More big punches followed in round three forcing referee Michael Alexander to step in and bring a halt to the proceedings to save the Coventry man from further punishment.

It was a tremendous victory for the Wombwell man in only his seventh professional fight and it earned him praise from Wale after the fight.

The trainer said: “You’ve got to be impressed with that.

“McKervey came to win but Neil is very strong and just took the fight away from him.”

Beevers, who had previously campaigned at light middleweight, will continue to fight at welterweight and is now chasing the Central Area title held by Chorley’s Chris Johnson.

Johnson will be a dangerous opponent having won 13 of his 16 fights, stopping seven opponents.

Wale said: “Every fighter has his level but Neil hasn’t found his yet and we are going to take him as far as we can.”

* Also on the bill was Wombwell teenager Ross Blackwell who beat veteran Delroy Spencer 39-38 on points in a clash of youth versus experience.

Blackwell, only 18, was having his third professional fight against 42-year-old Spencer, a veteran of 130 contests!

Spencer had triumphed when they met a couple of months ago but this time the youngster reversed the decision in another close tussle.