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Belshaw feels the Lawrence effect

PUBLISHED: 16:02 24 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:28 05 October 2010

THE Brian Lawrence effect had immediate impact for heavyweight prospect Scott Belshaw. The six foot seven inch Irishman was entrusted to the East London trainer s care just three weeks ago and in his first fight under the former Repton amateur s tutelage,

THE Brian Lawrence effect had immediate impact for heavyweight prospect Scott Belshaw.

The six foot seven inch Irishman was entrusted to the East London trainer's care just three weeks ago and in his first fight under the former Repton amateur's tutelage, Belshaw reversed the only blot on his professional record to date.

He had lost just under a year ago to Russian Daniel Peret, now boxing out of France, having stopped the other eight of his nine professional opponents.

But his promoter/manager Frank Maloney felt that a change of trainer to Lawrence, who has steered Clapton's Ian Napa to a British bantamweight title and several successful defences, could propel Belshaw into contention for the glittering heavyweight prizes.

On first sight the switch seems to have worked, Belshaw outclassing and outpointing Peret second time around at Dagenham on Friday evening to record a convincing 60 points to 55 victory on the Maloney promoted show.

Using his height and reach advantage to great effect, Belshaw jabbed and crossed, catching Peret continually to both head and body. The Russian was always game and probably shared the final round as Belshaw tired, but the other five rounds were clearly Belshaw's in a very satisfying victory.

Said Brian Lawrence: "I've only worked with Scott for just over two weeks and the most important thing here was for him to reverse the decision that Peret had over him from last time. He did tire late on in the fight, but that's something we can work on.''

lAlso on the Dagenham show, the top of the bill heavyweight clash between holder Danny Williams, from Brixton and Essex's John McDermott saw Williams retain his title by a very narrow margin.

Referee Richie Davies judged it a draw, 113-113, but the other judges, Mark Green and Marcus McDonnell went for Williams, in the latter's case, by a single point.

Williams had three points deducted in the last three rounds for various offences and was nearly stopped in the fifth as McDermott rained in the blows, but the veteran heavy just did enough to make it a successful 14th defence of the title.

Other winners on the show were the classy Commonweight title-holder Ajose Olusegen, an easy winner against Romania's Mihaita Mutu and west Londoner Akaash Bhatia who stopped John Vanemmenis from Devon.


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