Waterside man Cathal Brown powered his way to the Ulster Senior heavyweight title tonight.
By Chris McNulty, ringside at The Dockers Club
Brown, who boxes out of the Illies Golden Gloves Club in Buncrana, defeated Cavan’s Thomas Maughan in the heavyweight final at the Dockers Club.
Last year Brown overcame Noel Donnelly from the Dockers club to win the light-heavyweight crown and, up a weight this time around, Brown dug deep in the trenches to pull this one out of the fire.
Brown – who is not long back in training at the Donegal club – took a 4-1 decision from the judges at ringside, who’d clearly been taken by his greater work between the ropes.
There were times when it seemed as if the call would be closer when the sums were totted.
The two felt there way into the opening round with Brown looking to lay down a marker with a big shot. Brown did manage to land an explosive right that served to bring Maughan to action.
A sharp left to the Cavan man’s temple sent them to the stools at the end of the opening round with Brown’s corner the happier.
Brown’s energy sapped in the second round, when Maughan was ticked off for the use of an elbow, but the Illies man cracked another belter onto Maughan at the close of the second.
The third was a battle, but it was Brown who made the hay.
Backed by a raucous support at ringside, Brown managed to find the gears again.
Energised once more, Brown landed a couple of combinations to finish well and it struck a chord with the score keepers.Tags: