By Soren Freiheit: In an entertaining fight, Welshman Tony 'The Snake' Pace (4-5-1) managed a draw against Swedish Olympian Anthony Yigit (5-0-1) at the Kolding Hallen, Denmark on Saturday.
Pace tried to get close, planting lots of hooks and uppercuts, but the Swede showed a good defence and blocked most of the work. Yigit was more successful with single punches.
In the fourth, Yigit stepped back and fought from the outside, which proved more effective and the volume of punches had started to take its toll on Pace. His corner told him to get close in round five, which helped, but he was still being caught by single punches from the outside.
Pace went for it in the closing round, and won it clearly with Yigit very defensive. The fight was scored a majority draw - 57-57 twice and 59-56 (Yigit).
Pace's display was is better than his record suggests. The Talbot Green fighter was happy with the draw and hopes to get a rematch, which Sauerland said was a possibility in a couple of months. He promises he'll train even harder in order to get a win over the Swedish Olympian.
Bradley 'Sugar Sweet' Pryce (34-14) dropped a wide points decision to Danish prospect Torben Keller (9-0-1). Welshman Pryce took the fight on short notice after first Lebanese Ahmad 'Baby face' Kaddour and then Italian Giuseppe Langella withdrew.
After a slow start in round one, Keller started to take control from distance. Pryce came forward, but Keller was evasive and countered with repeated overhead rights, which was the pattern for the first half of the fight. In the seventh, Pryce started to score more from distance and in the eighth, he opened up a cut above Keller's left eye, but his corner did a good job in stopping the bleeding.
Pryce tired towards the end but still gave all he had.he gave all he had. Both fighters got huge applause from the crowd. The judges had it 98-92, 99-91 & 99-91 for Keller.