Isaac Lowe vs Ed Harrison MTK
Isaac Lowe, the former Commonwealth featherweight champion, is now unbeaten in 24 fights (three draws) but he had to overcome a bad cut over his left eye before claiming victory over gallant late substitute Ed Harrison at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Lowe is best known as a side-kick to Tyson Fury and had not been in action since winning on the undercard of Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas 13 months ago. He has talked of the possibility of a world title fight this year, but all those hopes looked in danger when a clash of heads in the third round left him with a nasty looking gash over the left eye.
Harrison, who had two wins in seven fights going in, had been under the cosh in the first two round, but, encouraged by the sight of blood, came after Lowe in the fourth. Lowe returned fire, landing a crushing body shot. Lowe kept Harrison at arm’s length in the fifth but piled on the pressure in the last, as he hurt Harrison without ever threatening to stop him. Referee Michael Alexander scored it 60-55 to Lowe, giving Harrison the share of one round.
“All I wanted for tonight was to get the rounds under my belt, get no cuts, no injuries and hope for a big fight in June on the Fury undercard,” Lowe said. “I don’t know how bad the cut is yet, but it shows with not being active. I think my timing was a bit off, I was finding it hard to get in and I was lunging forward a bit. But I got the win.
“There are a lot of big fights. There is Jordan Gill, he has been calling me out, but I would like the Gavin McDonnell fight if he won the European. There is not just those two lads there is a lot of talent.
Ed Said "I've been working at Iceland doing deliveries since the government locked us down and shut the gym again. I just wanted something to do really. My weight was low because I've been doing 12 hour shifts 7 days a week. We had the Spain fight coming up so and just got this fight last minute.
Isaac is the toughest guy I've boxed. When I punched him he literally didn't even feel them and just kept coming forward. My hand is still damaged form sparring Marcel Braithwaite in January and it went even more at the end of the 2nd round when I hit him low in the hip.
I was trying to save my right hand for later in the fight. The last round I tried my best to land a good body shot but Isaac took it like it was nothing. I'm now straight back to work Monday before heading off to Spain and fighting on the undercard of Brian Rose in Barcelona".