ADIL ANWAR was victorious in the Light-Welterweight division of Prizefighter last night after a unanimous points win over TYRONE NURSE in Wolverhampton.
Both men were very impressive en route to the final, with their slick, counter-attacking style in the eight man tournament. However, in the final, Nurse appeared to change his tactics, opting instead to go on the front foot and try to hunt down and finish Anwar.
This turned out to be a costly mistake as Anwar used his languid style to land clean and powerful blows, using the jab to dominate and inevitabley clinched a comfortable win on the scorecards.
The 24-year-old won the contest 30-27, 30-28, 29-28 from the three judges at ringside and with it, a grand prize of £32,000. Anwar was in terrific form throughout and thouroughly deserved the victory after beating Scot Barry Morrison comfortably on points in the quarter final before overcoming John Watson in the semi-final, again on points.
Nurse defeated Young Mutley in the final four, after holding off a late rally from the wiley veteran to win 29-28 on all three scorecards.
Only two fights failed to go the distance, Dale Miles suffered a nasty cut in the third round of his opening fight with Nurse whilst Watson disposed of hometown hopeful Dean Harrison in 90 seconds.
Adil Anwar will now almost certainly be in line for a British Light-Welterweight title shot against highly skilled pugilist, Ashley Theophane, which would be a tough challenge for both fighters. Anwar stands a great chance of toppling Theophane but must be wary of the skill and power that he posesses.
Another thrilling edition of Prizefighter has gone but it wont be gone for long as the next tournament is likely to occur before the summer where I’m sure we will see even more drama and all round brilliant boxing.