Collins vs Beech Result: Scottish Featherweight Moves To 12-0 With Dominant Performance To Win The Lonsdale Belt
Glasgow’s Nathaniel Collins retained his Commonwealth strap and added the British Featherweight title to his collection with a dominant, flawless performance resulting in a 7th-round body shot knockout over former British and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title challenger, James Beech Jnr
The 26-year-old Scottish boxer nicknamed ‘the nightmare’ extended his record to 12-0, 6 KOs whilst Beech moves to 15-4 after tonight. The fight topped a 5-fight Sam Kynoch (Kynoch Boxing) promotion at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel (Thistle Hotel) in Glasgow, Scotland.
Collins started fast and looked clearly the superior boxer against Beech from the first bell dominating the action through four rounds, landing backhands at will with Beech struggling to defend against the sharp shots of the Scotsman.
Beech’s sole momentary success in the contest came in the fifth round when for the first and only time he managed to catch Collins with a heavy shot. The Commonwealth Featherweight champion took it well though and fired back with a quick combination.
Beech was badly cut at the end of the fifth round placing him on borrowed time and already well behind on the cards. The fight shifted to close range in the sixth with a lot more inside work and ‘shot for shot’ than in previous rounds. Collins, however, made sure he won the round with two huge left uppercuts at the end of the sixth, the best moment of the fight so far for Collins.
In the seventh, Collins dropped Beech with a brutal body shot and the instant it landed, there was no chance that the Midlands-based fighter was going to get up. A tremendous performance from Collins, proving himself as the most talented Brit still fighting on untelevised cards.
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Collins vs Beech Result
Nathaniel Collins added the British Featherweight title to his collection with a 7th-round body shot knockout over James Beech Jnr