Greenfield has the ability to mix it with the country’s top amateurs says Cleary

Edwin Cleary believes Sean Greenfield has put himself among the top five amateur fighters in the country despite an ignominious end to his latest encounter, writes Paul Okey.
Sam Bowen celebrates the disqualification of Sean Greenfield.Sam Bowen celebrates the disqualification of Sean Greenfield.
Sam Bowen celebrates the disqualification of Sean Greenfield.

Fighting in the final bout of the night at the Cleary’s ABC-hosted show at The Assembly, Greenfield was disqualified at the end of the first round after catching Sam Bowen with a blow long after the bell had rung.

Greenfield’s punch was in reaction to a cheap late shot from his Earl Shilton opponent and left the referee with little option but to call an early end to a niggly Unibox Central Elite title fight.

However, Cleary says that Greenfield’s performance in the opening round proves he has the right to be mixing it with “the most feared amateur in the country”.

“It was a massive risk for Sean on his home show,” said Cleary.

“Sam Bowen is the most feared amateur in the country.

“He has had 147 fights.

“Sean could have been humiliated, but I loved the performance, it ticked a lot of boxes.

“He stood his ground and he showed he’s got the skills.

“If he trained more, he could go three rounds with Bowen and it would be nip and tuck.”

Cleary was equally impressed by the display of Dan Quartermaine who gained a unanimous decision over the vastly more experienced D Adamiec.

Quartermaine was relentless in a scrappy bout and Cleary said the step up to three three-minute rounds will suit his boxer when the junior championships get under way in the new year.

“He’s such a handful, three threes will suit him down to the ground.

“I can’t see him losing.”

On a ten-card show, there was also a long-awaited victory for Cleary’s ABC’s Sam Newey, while Wali Jan Khan overcame a foot injury to beat Fitzpatrick ABC’s G Kelly on points and Warwick ABC’s Lucas Tonks could count himself unfortunate to lose the opener to Priory Park’s Jerry Morgan.

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