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By John Edmans   - @intuboxing

Anthony 'The Truth' Tomlinson entered the ring with his trademark balaclava with the aim to steal the show, and boy did he!  

By all means this was no easy task as Rob Hunt comes with a very good pedigree 26/6/2. Fighting out of Staffordshire area, Rob bought many fans to Anthony’s home county of Yorkshire, and it was set for a great fight for a great prize of the IBO Continental Championship Belt and a place in the world rankings.  


So after all the anticipation we get underway and  it becomes very apparent that Rob's jab and Anthony's right hook were going to play a major role in this fight.  Both fighters got through round 1 with Anthony  scoring  the better shots to give him the round.  
Round 2 starts with both fighters getting in some big shots  and stayed very close untill the very last second when Anthony showed his famous knockout power by putting Rob down with a great combination of punches.  

From round 3  Rob recovered very well to the point where in round 5 Anthony looked extremely tired and Rob was looking very comfortable and in control. With a lot of finger pointing and shouting by his head coach Stefy Bull, Anthony enters round 6 with his  ears rattling from his trainers instructions and a new look in his eyes.  

With 2.37 seconds on the clock, Anthony landed a devastating right hook.  Rob got off the canvas with very shaky legs and shortly after Anthony finished the fight with a massive left hook. Rob's corner threw the towel in just as the referee felt he had no choice but to stop the fight.  

 Anthony 'the truth' tells no lies, he predicted the outcome throughout the lead up to the fight. We now look forward to the next chapter.  

 

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