Turner Adds To Unbeaten Record, Outpoints Adaway

Henry Turner extended his unbeaten run in the pro ranks with a points win across four rounds. The…

Henry Turner extended his unbeaten run in the pro ranks with a points win across four rounds.


The seven-time national amateur champion took on Chris Adaway behind-closed-doors at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford, London.

Turner, who is just 19, is trained by Alan Smith and Eddie Lam at the iBox Gym in Bromley, London. And he moved to 3-0 against the game Plymouth journeyman with a competent display.


Adaway touched down in the third round after being tagged by a quick Turner right hand and the referee, Steve Gray, judges it to be a knockdown, further advancing the advantage of the Homer Green southpaw, who donned the colours of the Repton ABC in the unpaid code.


At the end of the contest, a 40-35 scorecard was handed in by Fleetwood’s Gray and Turner was delighted to have his hand raised following the late-notice match.


Ekow Essuman, the English welterweight champion, had been set to appear on the second edition of promoter Frank Warren’s behind-closed-doors series, but his opponent Cedrick Peynaud, who has boxed Conor Benn twice, pulled out with an ankle injury during fight week.


The matchmaker, Jason McClory, called upon Turner and Adaway and the pair delivered.
Adaway, in defeat, slipped to his fifth successive points loss over the four-round distance.
Turner was originally scheduled to fight on August 20 on another of Warren’s behind-closed-doors card. That, however, was moved forward to August 15 and will feature Belfast duo Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan.


Vahram Vardanyan and Sofiane Takoucht, the former IBF featherweight world title challenger who was ousted in two by Josh Warrington in October last year, will be in the opposite corners to Frampton and Conlan respectively.


Troy Williamson is set to defend his IBF European super-welterweight title on the Frampton and Conlan doubleheader, while there is also action for Paddy Donovan –– the Limerick southpaw who is promoted by Top Rank and trained by Andy Lee –– as well as Dennis McCann and Archie Sharp, the WBO European super-featherweight champion who is set to defend his belt against former MTK Global Golden Contract participant Jeff Ofori.

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