Frank Buglioni vs Ricky Summers

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Frank Buglioni vs Ricky Summers
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Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Location: 
O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, London,
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
175
Titles at Stake: 
British Light Heavyweight Title
Referee: 
Marcus McDonnell

Official Judging
Ian John Lewis 116 - 113
John Keane 115 - 114
Robert Williams 118 - 111

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British light heavyweight champion, Frank Buglioni, defends his title against unbeaten challenger, Midlander, Ricky Summers, at the 02 Arena in London.

The champion starts positively, as he walks down Summers, who looks like he is deeper waters than he can stay in, early. Buglioni looks to be taking a toll on his opponent after 3 rounds, he certainly looks dominant, he is winning the rounds.

Summers stands his ground, not only takes everything Buglioni throws at him, but starts to really fire back as the minutes tick by, having his fair share of success, but Buglioni, still pressuring, targeting Summers, and landing plenty of clean punches.

Summers doesn't look tired in the middle rounds, he looks to be thriving, as he has dominant spells himself, making the fight great to watch, Summers dragging Buglioni into deep waters, landing plenty of heavy, clean scoring punches as he has Buglioni on the ropes, and quite often.

Buglioni looks to be struggling in the mid to late rounds, having started so well, but the Londoner manages to use his experience when both fighters are fatuiged in the late rounds, maybe stealing the championship rounds by having more success, landing some good punches on the head of the brave challenger, who is still strong late, as he continues to give the contest his best efforts, only to come second best most of the time.

It looks like Buglioni has done enough to win as the bell goes, most having him winning quite wide, some thinking it is close, but very few people believe Summers has won. One of the judges scores Buglioni a winner by the closest, narrowest of margins, whilst another scores it semi-close, but clear, with Buglioni winning by 3 points, whilst the other scores Buglioni a winner by a landslide, scoring the fight in his favour by 7 points.

In a very good fight, Frank Buglioni retains his British title, and impresses in victory, and Ricky Summers, well he also gets a victory in a sense, as he does himself proud, makes a name for himself, in his first fight on the big stage within the UK, he puts up a fight when challenged by the favourite, as the underdog, he rallies back, shows grit, determination, and does his reputation no harm, to say the least.




Fan Cards: Frank Buglioni vs Ricky Summers


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
FRANK BUGLIONI
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
116
RICKY SUMMERS
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
112


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Champion97's picture

What a fantastic effort from a very brave Ricky Summers!, and what a fantastic performance from Frank Buglioni! Summers might have lost this fight, but there is more glory in this defeat for him than in any of his wins, and his reputation has definitely been helped by this domestically high profile fight, I think the future for Ricky Summers in boxing should be great, he deserves, without a shadow of a doubt, more opportunities on SkySports, on the undercard of massive, world level events, or even to headline more domestic level evenings on SkySports Boxing. I think Buglioni's lack of defence is still apparent, but he worked around it fantastically in this fight, against a fighter he underestimated, he was able to get the win, and impress in doing it. I think Buglioni vs Anthony Yarde would be a very interesting fight, I hope it happens. I thought 115-114 didn't do Buglioni justice, 116-113 was a good score, 118-111 that was too wide.