Red hot up-and-comers Archie Sharp and Dennis McCann show the future of British boxing is as fun as it is flashy

Business Insider | 7/13/2019 | Alan Dawson
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Archie Sharp, a super featherweight contender, and Dennis McCann, a two-fight bantamweight novice, showed that the future of British boxing is in good hands.

Sharp showboated his way to a unanimous decision win in his WBO European title bout against the tattooed Scotsman, Jordan McCorry.

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Earlier in the night, McCann won a four round fight as he continued his professional education in the sport under the tutelage of renowned boxing coach Alan Smith.

Both will be pleased with their results. Not only did they win, they did so with style.

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02 ARENA, LONDON — Red hot up-and-comers Archie Sharp and Dennis McCann showed on Saturday that the future of British boxing is as fun as it is flashy.

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Sharp, a clear fan favorite with the London crowd, marched to the ring for his super featherweight bout against a tattooed Scotsman, Jordan McCorry, on the undercard of Frank Warren's "Heavy Duty" show at the 02 Arena.

With a nickname like "Sharpshooter," one would expect marksmanship — punishing blows landed accurately, with malice. And though it took a round for Sharp to get going, when he began throwing with abandon he was landing with a bang.

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Sharp kept his guard unconventionally low which meant it was, at times, tough to predict what shots he'd be throwing. But when he let his hands go, it became clear his arsenal was varied and included solid overhand rights, lunging shots from unorthodox angles, and merciless digs to the body — one of which sent McCorry down to the ground in the third round.

McCorry made the count, and though he grimaced having to walk right back into battle, he had recovered sufficiently by the fourth.

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