Hoo lightweight boxer Adam Dingsdale has to settle for a draw in title fight against Craig Johnson
Hoo boxer Adam Dingsdale was
left fuming after his hopes of winning the British Masters
lightweight title were taken away from him.
The 25-year-old was winning every round of the
scheduled 10-round fight against Craig Johnson before the referee
waved it off because of a cut to his opponent.
Last Saturday’s fight at the
Civic Centre in Grays was stopped toward the end of the fourth
round, ending as a technical draw.
And days after the fight,
Dingsdale (pictured) was still seething.
He said: "I can’t stop
thinking about it and it’s doing my head in. I felt I have been
"If it had gone on another 40
seconds it would have gone to the scorecard and I won every round
"I have never known a fight
to be stopped by a cut on someone’s forehead, especially as the
blood wasn’t getting in his eye.
"In my fight against the
Bulgarian Vasilev he got a cut and there was blood all over him and
me, the blood was even over the crowd but the referee never stopped
"I have never trained so hard
in my life and after all that training, I feel robbed. I should
have had the title."
Johnson had previously taken
current British champion Martin Gethin the distance in a 10-round
"I was winning easy and he
will be grateful to have walked away with a draw because he was
getting beat up," said Dingsdale.
He will now be hoping for another chance to take the
Masters belt or even a Southern Area title shot.
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