Georgia O’Connor & April Hunter Win In Newcastle
Erica Alvarez gave the unbeaten prospect Georgia O’Connor a more than decent workout before O’Connor improved her resume to 2-0 on the latest Boxxer offering in Newcastle tonight.
The professional career is still very much in it’s infancy, and Alvarez gave the Durham super-welterweight plenty to think about before losing a 60-55 points decision.
O’Connor will know there are things to work on. Alvarez caught her far too often for comfort with her looping right hand, but overall O’Connor can be pleased with her nights work.
You could visibly see O’Connor easing into the life of a professional boxer as each round passed. Alvarez was an excellent piece of matchmaking, and O’Connor will benefit greatly from the experience. A good learning fight for the young fighter.
O’Connor 22, had a spell with Team GB in the unpaid ranks but it wasn’t really for her. The professional game looks far better suited to her.
April Hunter rebounded from losing her unbeaten record last time out and got back to winning ways with a comfortable 60-54 points win over the tough Ester Konecna.
If Hunter was suffering any demons from losing to Kirstie Bavington she certainly didn’t show it. The switch to Peter Fury looks a shrewd move, and the improvements were obvious. Looser and more composed, Hunter looked a much-improved fighter from what we saw against Bavington last year.
The North-East fighter is still learning, and still very much a novice in boxing, but the performance tonight promises plenty going forward. Hunter now 5-1, looked good when she let her hands go, especially in the 5th when she briefly threatened a stoppage.
Bavington will challenge for the European title in the coming weeks, and win or lose, Hunter will surely target a rematch with her.
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