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Lancaster University narrowly beaten in dramatic finale to Roses boxing tournament

The thrilling deciding bout between Dahunsi Oduwole of Lancaster and James Taoutaou of York

Lancaster University was beaten by the narrowest of margins in a dramatic finale to an annual boxing tournament against the University of York.

York retained the Lewis Gell Trophy when James Taoutaou beat Lancaster's Dahunsi Oduwole by a desperately close split decision in the deciding bout.

A second round standing count was the only difference between the two fighters after a toe-to-toe scrap for three exciting rounds.

It was a thrilling fight to end the night of boxing held at Red Rose Community Centre in Morecambe on Saturday, in front of a packed and lively crowd of supporters from both universities.

Earlier, York went in front during the three-bout series when Max Sutton beat Lancaster's Zasko Leon on points (pictured below).

Lancaster levelled it up when Stefan Angelov's bout with Harvey Pilkington was stopped in the second round due to Angelov suffering a cut. Under the rules, the result was decided on how the judges scored the one completed round, with Angelov getting the nod.

There were other non-tournament bouts on the card, featuring Lancaster University boxers Adrian Edgal, Emery Reza, Zayn Ismael, Aidan Kaufmann, Charlie Klass, Barna Kovacs, Elijah Wilkinson, Damire Zalyatov, Emmanuel Okuromande and Benjamin Voss.

Okuromande and Voss's exhibition bout is pictured below.

Here is the victorious York University team.

And here are more photos from the Roses boxing night, by Iqra M.

 

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