Terry Flannigan vs. Dougie Curran (2nd meeting)

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2012-05-18 : Terry Flanagan 130 lbs beat Dougie Curran 129½ lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

  • Aired On: BoxNation (Main Event)
  • BBBofC English Super Featherweight Title (vacant)

Notes

  • Terry Flannigan 13-0 (4 KOs) vs. Dougie Curran 5-11-2 (0 KOs)
  • Curran entered with a record of 0-6-1 in his previous seven bouts.
  • Flannigan entered the ring to "Too Close" by Alex Clare.
  • In their previous meeting, Flannigan won on points over six two-minute rounds.

Bout Summary

Flannigan landed the cleaner shots in the opening round and had bloodied Curran's nose by the bell. Curran was warned in the 1st Round for using an elbow in a clinch. Flannigan had success timing Curran with counter shots in Round 2 and evaded the most of Curran's attack. Flannigan went down on his backside in the first ten seconds of Round 3 from a a trip. Curran stepped up his aggression in a competitive Round 3 as each man landed some decent shots. Flannigan was warned in Round 3 for pressing down on the head of Curran. Curran landed a good right hand in the opening seconds of Round 4, before Flannigan regained momentum by moving in quickly with power shots. Flannigan began holding and received a warning, however, in the second half of the round as he appeared a bit winded. Flannigan was deducted one point early in Round 5 for holding, which seemed to momentarily inspire Curran. Flannigan came on in the final minute of the fifth and closed it strongly by catching his opponent coming forward. By the end of the 5th Round, Curran had some swelling to his left eye. Flannigan continued to catch Curran in Rounds 6,7,and 8, by stepping back and countering. A small cut opened just on the hairline of Flannigan in Round 8 from a clash of heads. Curran had some success in Round 9, trapping Flannigan against the ropes and landing a few shots in a flurry. Curran was repeatedly caught in the second half of the round, however, and appeared to be on wobbly legs and exhausted by the end of the round. Flannigan controlled the final round and opened a cut in the corner of Curran's left eye. Curren went down from a slip midway through the ruled.