News December 2012

Denton Vassell back with a bang; Stops Ronnie Heffron


By @livefight

Vyomax sponsored Denton Vassell

Manchester's 28-year old Denton Vassell took Oldham's undefeated Ronnie Heffron to his first loss last night at a raucous Manchester Arena.

Vassell's extra strength, experience and power started to tell it's own story after a couple of torrid opening rounds between the pair.

As Vassell began to overtake Heffron, he landed a crunching uppercut flush across Heffron's nose, knocking out his gumshield.

Heffron sagged almost to his knees, but somehow didn't touch down and thus remained on his feet - but the referee could see that he was about to take a serious hiding from Vassell and halted the bout. Heffron's nose was bloodied and his gumshield lay on the floor.

Some may say it was slightly premature - and it was - but there was going to be little doubt on what would have happened next without the referee's intervention.

It was the first fight in a year following personal problems for Vassell, but you couldn't tell as he looked relaxed and sharp from the outset. He takes his winning record to 20-0 (10ko) whilst the younger man Heffron slips to 11-1.

The victory saw a return to ways for Vassell's trainer Bob Shannon, who was in the Ricky Hatton corner last Saturday, watching the 'Hitman' fail in his highly anticipated comeback fight against Senchenko.

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