Lomax causes a big upset to win Prizefighter Series

Michael Lomax gets to grips with the Prizefighter trophy picture by Lawrence Lustig

Michael Lomax gets to grips with the Prizefighter trophy picture by Lawrence Lustig

First published in Sport

CHINGFORD boxer Michael Lomax described winning the Sky Sports covered welterweight Prizefighter Series as the best night of his boxing career.

The 30-year-old former ABA champion overturned the odds to beat red-hot favourite Ted Bami at York Hall last night after landing a split decision victory, that saw him win the £25,000 prize money in the process.

Lomax overcame two nasty looking cuts to his head in his opening fight against Craig Dickinson, before beating Nigel Wright in the semi-final to book his place in the final against the Brixton fighter.

The Chingford puncher dominated the three round contest, as he used his superior 6ft hight advantage to pick off the 5ft 7inch Bami with ease.

Surprisingly the judges were split, although in the end Lomax was given the nod after two of the officials scored the contest in his favour 30-27 and 29-28, while the other went 29-28 in favour of Bami.

Speaking exclusively to the Guardian, a delighted Lomax said: “This is without doubt the best night of my boxing career.

“Hopefully this will be the break my career needs and as I said afterwards this wasn't about the money I won, but the glory I have enjoyed from this competition.”

For a full report see Thursday's Guardian.

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