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Tyler Christopher extends flawless professional record

Unanimous decision: Tyler Christopher (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Tyler Christopher kept his bid for a title shot firmly on track after securing a unanimous points victory over MJ Hall at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, on Saturday.

The judges scored the super welterweight bout 40–36 in favour of the Bermudian southpaw, who improved his flawless professional record to 4-0.

“I did good; didn’t get hit really,” Christopher told The Royal Gazette. “I think I showed proper technique and class.”

The 25-year-old ventured in to unknown territory having not previously fought against a fellow southpaw.

“It was kind of different this time because he was a southpaw,” Christopher added. “That was my first southpaw my whole boxing career, amateur and professional.

“So some combinations my coach was calling were not coming off like they would against and orthodox opponent. The angle of the punches were different. But I think I did good with it being a last minute switch of opponent.”

Christopher, who fights out of the D & A Boxing School of Excellence Centre in Stirchley, Birmingham, was originally due to do battle with Richard Helm who was forced to withdraw after sustaining a cut to the head in his previous bout.

The fighter is striving towards a shot at the Midlands welterweight title, with his latest conquest in the ring moving him a step closer to receiving the opportunity, as he seeks to become the first Bermudian to achieve the feat.

“I will be doing two, six-round fights and then hopefully get the title shot,” Christopher said.

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Published April 25, 2022 at 7:55 am (Updated April 25, 2022 at 7:55 am)

Tyler Christopher extends flawless professional record

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