Easton Claims Vacant Celtic Title; Selby Matches on


Easton claims Celtic title and moves to 8-0 in the paid ranks. Photo Credit: Steve Marsh

By Tony McLean @tmclean92

Jason Eason (8-0 4KO’s) makes short work of Rhys Saunders (3-4-1) to claim the vacant Celtic super leightweight title in front of a booming Edinburgh home crowd.

Easton with a previous and impressive amateur resume of 70-33 held the Senior Scottish Championship title also winning the Eastern district championships three times boxed on former Scotland international team mate and friend Josh Taylor’s undercard on Friday night.

Easton began the fight with some eye catching well-timed shots, staying composed and patient as the game Saunders clearly came for a scrap. Jason took the first round comfortably.

Saunders came out aggressively in the second round, trying to establish himself in the bout. Easton kept his cool, took his time and wore his opponent down punch by punch. Easton landed two devastating, well placed blows to the mid section of Saunders sending him to the canvas twice, giving him two eight counts. Easton sunk yet another vicious strike into the torso of his opponent sending him to the canvas for a third and final time as referee John Latham had seen enough and brought the contest to a stop at 1.58 of the second round.


Andrew Selby (6-0 4KO’s) cruises to a fifth round stoppage victory over Nicuargua’s Felix Moncada (9-6-1). The opening rounds it seemed the Welshman was just feeling out his opponent. Then with advice from Selby’s corner to start putting in more pressure, a solid left hook landed which staggered the Nicaraguan, forcing the referee to step in.

Other results:

Craig Macintyre (3-0 1KO) wins a unanimous points decision 60-54 over Miguel Aguilar (11-29-1)

Connor Law (9-0 2KO’s) wins a unanimous points decision 80-72 over Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero (9-9-1)

Nick Webb (8-0 7KO’s) stops Jakov Gospic (17-16) in round 1.

John McCallum (10-1) wins a unanimous points decision 60-54 over Norbert Szekeres (18-54-3)

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