Irishman John Kelly looses his European Bantamweight title to Frenchman Robert Cohen.
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
LV start of fight. SV John Kelly leads with right. SV Robert Cohen (Frenchman) cleverly slips Kelly's lead, although he is off balance as he swings at right. STV Kelly leads with right, but Cohen counters with a swift body attack. CU Cohen rushes in and starts furious body attack, clips Kelly on chin which knocks him down. SV Kelly on floor, rises, wipes his gloves, resumes fighting. Cohen moves in, lands a right to jaw, Kelly hands on until Cohen lands left, right, left, which downs Kelly. Referee counting as Kelly staggers up. SV Kelly getting up, referee wipes gloves, resumes. Cohen immediately sails in and lands a hard right to stomach. Kelly desperately fights him off. SV Cohen stalks Kelly across ring, and sails into his body, forcing Kelly against ropes. A right and left to chin, sends Kelly down again. Kelly rises, but referee continues to count until he wipes his gloves and they resume, with Kelly tottering. Cohen jumps in straight away and punishes Kelly with a two handed attack to body and head, Kelly manages to stagger away. CU crowd. SV Cohen lands lefts and rights and a right hook floors Kelly. SV Kelly rises, has gloves wiped. Cohen dashes in straight away, lands a right which Kelly feebly counters until a right to the jaw sends him flat on his face. Bell goes, referee waves Cohen to corner. Cohen walks right over to Kelly and starts furious two handed attack which Kelly bravely tries to fight off. Kelly staggers across ring. Falls against ropes and waits for Cohen. Cohen lands lefts and rights. Kelly tries to push him away. A left to side of head starts Kelly falling and a right to the face finishes him off. Referee starts counting. Kelly tries to rise. Towel thrown in as referee reaches count of nine but he finishes count. Dazed Kelly dances away as Cohen approaches to shake hands. Cohen escorts him over to seconds and he nearly drops as seconds grab him. SCU new European Bantamweight Boxing Champion Robert Cohen.
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