Just two weeks after he walked out into the ring at Farndon Memorial Hall, Daniel Radford was representing Newark Amateur Boxing Club again on Friday 23 September when he headed to Oldbury to box on the Warley ABC show.
Accompanied by coaches Dean Sugden and Steve Williams, the 19-year-old from Newark was up against local favourite Harnek Mudher in a three round contest held at the Ibis Style Hotel.
From the very first bell, Daniel boxed at his best, starting with strong jabs, working both body and head and controlling the opening round.
Despite the fact that his opponent threw a big overhand right at the end of round one, Daniel stayed calm, listening to his corner men and getting straight back to work for the second, building on his success as he controlled the centre of the ring and keeping the home boxer on the outside.
In the third and final round, Daniel continued to control and finished the fight really strongly, landing some big, heavy shots which sent Harnek reeling onto the ropes and only just making it to the final bell.
“After Daniel’s consistent performance throughout all three rounds, we were confident that his hand would be the one raised at the end of the bout and that’s exactly what happened, when he won by a unanimous points decision,” said Dean.
“Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned for his fellow NABC member Patrick Rooney who was due to fight Warley ABC’s Cory Robbins on the same show.
“A rematch following his win over Cory on our recent Home Show, the bout was cancelled when Patrick’s young sister was rushed to hospital. Initially in intensive care, she’s now in a normal ward – everyone here at the gym sends her and her family best wishes for a speedy recovery and we’re sure that rematch will be back on the cards before long.”