By Chris Glover (@ChrisGlover28)
The MGM Promotions Scotland main event between David Brophy and Tobias Webb on Saturday night in Edinburgh was easily a fight of the year contender.
Brophy burst out of the blocks and had Webb rocked early in the first as he looked to walk his opponent down throwing big bombs as he came in close. Webb was visibly hurt by the early Brophy onslaught as he went flying into the ropes. Brophy seemed to have sensed that it could be an early nights work but Webb manage to hang on, holding Brophy when he came in close.
Webb survived the early scare and proceeded to come back into the action with both fighters not showing any signs of quit in what was a brilliant scrap throughout. Webb displayed some classy work in the early and mid rounds, using his jab effectively and switching stances in an attempt to stop Brophy’s early rhythm. It seemed to work as Webb nicked a couple of rounds just off using his jab.
All hell broke loose! Trouble loomed for Brophy in the seventh as an onslaught from Webb, which included a cracking body shot that hurt Brophy, who was put into survival mode big time! Brophy was shook and was nearly put down from some massive shots from Webb to the head and body. The survival instincts kicked in as survived the round. The round seemed to go on forever for the Brophy support as Webb could have been seconds away from a stunning knockout victory.
From then on in it became a war as both fighters went in search of a knockout victory, both loading up with heavy shots. Webb who had worked effectively off the jab all night began to feel the high pace Brophy set towards the end of the contest. Brophy’s work rate began to be the difference as Webb began to tire. Brophy tirelessly came forward throwing big shots over the top.
Both men showed incredible respect at the start of the tenth round as they had both given it their absolute all throughout. It was a cracking contest to witness between two strong and game fighters. Both men saw the final bell and had given there all in what was one of the best domestic fights I had personally witnessed.
The referee scored the contest 97-93 in favour of Brophy who showed heart and character throughout against a good fighter in Webb. Both men agreed afterwards that Brophy, now 15-0-1 1KO, had edged the contest and he will look to kick on for domestic and international title fights in 2016.by