Paulin packs punch as rise to top continues

Lewis Paulin
Lewis Paulin

Boxer Lewis Paulin maintained his unbeaten record by beating Andy Harris in Glasgow on Friday night.

In his eighth professional fight the Eyemouth super featherweight dominated throughout to a points win over four rounds.

The fight was at the weight above because there had been difficulties securing an opponent .

This meant that making the weight was a lot easier for Paulin but his opponent had a natural size and reach advantage.

Paulin had seen footage of the Englishman and knew he had caused fighters problems using his experience so Paulin knew how he would have to box, using controlled aggression, varying the attack to prevent him finding any rhythm.

This was successful causing Harris to receive a warning from the referee for excessive spitting out of his gum shield as he desperately tried to create time to recover.

Harris was durable and survived on to hear the final bell. Interviewed after the fight Lewis said it was good to be back fighting as he was out at the end of last year with a hand injury.

He was pleased to have tested it properly with the small fighting gloves on and to come out injury free. He has no concerns with his hand now so is looking to push on with some bigger fights.

q Danny Henry, originally from Allanton, regained his Mixed Martial Arts EFC Featherweight title with victory over DR Congo’s Igeu Kabesa in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday night.

Henry who trains in Whitburn, with the Higher Level Martial Arts team stopped his opponent in the first round with an Anaconda choke to win back the title he had lost to Kabesa almost a year ago.