9 March 2009
Lynn boxer Ryan Jackson easily overcame his quarter final opponent in his bid for an English Title last weekend, with his trainer proclaiming the best is yet to come from the young fighter.
Jackson secured the London title just under two weeks ago that gave meant he went into the national tournament at the quarter final stage.
The step up in level was taken easily in his stride by Pearson, who scored a points victory despite not showing his full capabilities.
Lynn trainer Samm Mullins said: "He didn't even have to get out of second gear really and boxed really well. The judges had it a bit closer than I thought because the only time I saw Ryan's opponent hit him was when they touched gloves at the start of the contest."
Jackson, who Mullins says is a workaholic in the Walworth gym, will now have a week and a half break before his next contest, but his trainer believes his potential could take him places in the amateur game.
He added: "He has so much to offer and will often do what it takes to beat the opponent in front of him, which sometimes means fighting at the level of who is in front of him. We want to take him out of that comfort zone and if he did that there is no reason he can't get to the final."
Lynn's other quarter finalist Lerrone Richards fared less well, losing a decision that saw his English title hopes end. But Mullins and the crowd were mystified by the scoring on the night.
Mullins said: "He got robbed. He did make hard work of the fight but all of from Lynn, and those watching the fight from ringside thought he won but the only people who didn't were the judges.
"I thought he outboxed him completely, but when we were getting the scores between rounds we couldn't work it out. But we have got one through to the next stage and that is really good news for our club."
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