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Tyler Christopher extends flawless professional record

Tyler Christopher (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Tyler Christopher maintained his perfect professional record with a convincing victory over Luke Middleton in the headline bout of the March Madness card at the Holte Suite in Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Saturday.

Despite facing the unknown Middleton, who was a late replacement for Bulgarian Petar Aleksandrov, Christopher dictated from the start to claim a unanimous decision with judges scoring the four-round super-welterweight contest 40-36

Despite extending his record to 6-0, the 26-year-old was left disappointed at being unable to knock out an opponent who seemed intent on just seeing out the fight, rather than engage, having mustered only two wins and two draws from his previous 26 professional contests.

“I connected with multiple shots, different combinations throughout and managed to win every round,” said the southpaw.

“However, I really wanted to get the knockout but he was just trying to stay alive. He kept just holding me and so it was hard to stop someone like that inside four rounds.”

Christopher, who trains out of the D&A Boxing School of Excellence in Birmingham, is due to return to the ring on April 22 as he steps up his efforts of winning a Midlands Area title before the end of this year.

“I feel like I’m making good progress and the aim is to remain undefeated throughout the year and hopefully start to line up some title fights down the line,” he added.

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Published March 29, 2023 at 5:51 am (Updated March 29, 2023 at 9:35 am)

Tyler Christopher extends flawless professional record

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