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Roach claims unanimous decision to improve record

Dominant display: Adrian Roach (right) secured a unanimous points win at the weekend. (Photo Crandall University)

Adrian Roach chalked up his second successive win competing for Crandall University in Nova Scotia.

The orthodox fighter recorded a unanimous points decision against Josh Melvin in a three-round welterweight bout at The Exhibition Park in Halifax.

“The fight was good and I was able to assert myself fairly early into the bout, moving along the outside and staying within long range of my opponent and scoring,” said Roach, who improved his overall record to 2-1. “Overall it was a good win and I am happy I was able to bring back another victory for the school.”

Showcasing his budding talents in the ring was the furthest thing from the promising 19-year-old fighter’s mind as he was not originally featured on the fight card.“I showed up to the venue to help coach not intending to fight,” the sophomore student added.

“While there, they asked if I'd be willing to fill in for a fighter who didn't show up.

“Truthfully, my head was not really into fighting that day and I was reluctant to step in seeing that I had already ran and trained that same morning not expecting to fight.

“However, once we stepped foot into the venue and I saw all the stands, lights and chairs, I lit up and was excited to be a part of such a nice show.”

Roach has made an impressive turnaround having suffered defeat in his debut bout competing for his school against Brayden LeBlanc on points in September.

That followed a frustratingly long wait after his debut bout was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Published November 05, 2021 at 7:56 am (Updated November 05, 2021 at 7:54 am)

Roach claims unanimous decision to improve record

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