|06-02-2012, 07:33 PM||#1|
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L****n KOéd in 4 !
Unbeaten British light heavyweight Luke Blackledge (10-0, 4 KOs) scored a career best-win when he stopped Mads L****n (51-4, 38 KOs) in round four on Saturday night in Herning, Denmark.
Blackledge has no amateur-experience, and it showed, he is unschooled but very aggressive.
L****n did well in the opening round controlling Blackledge with his jab, and several good left shots to the body.
But in round two L****n got cut over his left eye by an accidential headbutt. It seemed to turn the Englishman on and he increased his unschooled attacks, fighting hard, pressing a tired an old-looking L****n who didn’t succeed to keep the Brit away with his jab. L****n was´nt moving well, but after three rounds he was still ahead on the cards. In round four Blackledge pressured a flat-footed L****n to the ropes, and the Dane went down from three hard shots to the head. L****n looked like he could get up, but decided to stay down. The referee counted him out at 1:20 of the round.
|06-05-2012, 12:19 PM||#2|
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Re: L****n KOéd in 4 !
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[IMG]http://static.boxrec.com/wiki/5/5c/Mads_L****n_Luke_Blackledge.jpg[/IMG]Lancashire's unbeaten 21 year-old Luke Blackledge was a surprise, late substitute comeback opponent for Denmark's ageing 'Golden Boy' Mads L****n in Herning tonight.
Fortunately, nobody gave young Luke the script and he halted L****n in the fourth round.
L****n, 39, a former world title challenger at super-middleweight, was having his first fight in 18 months after being stopped in the seventh round of a match for the vacant European title against Ulsterman Brian Magee.
The heavily-tattooed Dane (pictured at the weigh in with Blackledge), stepping up to light-heavyweight, must have expected to get back on track against a relative novice but Blackledge travelled to spoil the party and did so, stopping the home favourite after 1:20 of the fourth session.
At the time of the stoppage, Blackledge was behind on all three cards. A Danish source observed that, 'Blackledge was very dirty and it must have mentally challenged L****n...(Blackledge) knocked L****n down but it looked like L****n looked for an excuse to quit."
The youngster improves to 10-0 whilst L****n, now 51-4, probably needs to think carefully about his future in the sport.