COUNTY Durham’s Martin Ward cantered to the Commonwealth bantamweight title on Saturday after securing a lop-sided points victory over Gabriel Odoi Laryea.
The pair squared up at Newcastle’s Centre for Sport for the vacant title and the wide scorecards of 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108 reflected Ward’s dominance over the 12 rounds.
Date of birth: 11/12/1982
Age you first started boxing? “I started boxing at 14 but had been kickboxing since I was 10.”
Which amateur club(s) did you box for? “I boxed amateur for Grainger Park Boys Club, and the Glenn McCrory International School of Boxing.”
What was your amateur record? “My amateur record combined for boxing and kickboxing was around 100 fights, I never lost a kickboxing fight and only lost four boxing bouts.”