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East London boxer Larry Olubamiwo eases to victory over Yavor Marinchev

PUBLISHED: 13:42 23 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:16 05 October 2010

Larry Olubamiwo (back shorts) defeats Yavor Marinchev in a Heavyweight boxing contest at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, promoted by Frank Maloney - 20/11/09 - MANDATORY CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO - Self billing applies where appropriate - Tel: 0845 094 6026

Larry Olubamiwo (back shorts) defeats Yavor Marinchev in a Heavyweight boxing contest at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, Nottingham, promoted by Frank Maloney - 20/11/09 - MANDATORY CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO - Self billing applies where appropriate - Tel: 0845 094 6026

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Clapton fighter Larry Olubamiwo completed a comprehensive points victory over savvy Bulgarian Yavor Marinchev in Nottingham on Friday night

Clapton fighter Larry Olubamiwo completed a comprehensive points victory over savvy Bulgarian Yavor Marinchev in Nottingham on Friday night.

It was his sixth win from seven and the 18-stone heavyweight put in an accomplished display winning every round and dropped his opponent in the second at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre.

The Hackney man was on the offensive from the off and landed a powerful left jab to Marinchev in the first round which knocked him back.

The Bulgarian was playing on the defensive and in looked in no mood to try and improve on his 5-16 losing record.

The second round saw Olubamiwo land some good early body shots and although Marinchev was keen to hold whenever he could, the Hackney man was not to be denied and caught his opponent off-balance with a right hook to the body which forced his opponent to the canvas.

He took the eight count and admirably battled on, although he continued to grab at the Hackney fighter.

Olubamiwo was too powerful for the natural cruiserweight Marinchev and strong rights to the head knocked him back.

The James Cook trained fighter however could not land the vital blow to knock his opponent out, who showed good defence, although he almost went down in the sixth and final round after some strong right hands.

It was a comfortable win for Olubamiwo with Robert Chalmers scoring the fight 60-54 in his favour, but trainer Cook admitted there is room for improvement.

"He still needs to be more consistent and relax more when he throws his punches," he said.

"Larry did look a lot fresher than the last time he went six rounds and lost."

Cook however was a bit frustrated by Marinchev's tactics and Olubamwio could not register the stoppage.

"Everytime Larry would hit him, his opponent would hold. I thought because Marinchev was a lot shorter than Larry that Larry would stop him.

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