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Adams angered as Matt ends his chances

PUBLISHED: 18:17 13 October 2010

Ali Adams

Ali Adams

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ALI Adams launched a scathing attack on Matt Skelton following his Prizefighter defeat, branding him as the dirtiest fighter he has ever fought.

ALI Adams launched a scathing attack on Matt Skelton following his Prizefighter defeat, branding him as the dirtiest fighter he has ever fought.

The 28-year-old Hammersmith heavyweight was unhappy at the manner of his first-round loss to the veteran former British champion in Saturday’s Prizefighter tournament at York Hall.

Adams, who failed to impress the judges with his cleaner shots, felt that Skelton’s bullish tactics prevented him from going further in the £80,000 tournament.

“I’ve never fought a dirty fighter like that during my career or my life,” said Adams, who now has three losses from 13 professional contests.

“It’s the first time that I’ve fought a guy who spoiled my work but he’s not better than me, he’s not stronger than me and he’s not faster than me.

“Skelton is an experienced guy. He fought for the British, Commonwealth, European and world titles so you have to give him respect for that.

“It was very bad luck for me, but I will learn a lot – this fight has taken me a step ahead. I can guarantee you I will be winning my next 10 fights.”

Following his 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 victory over Adams, Skelton went on to beat Kevin McBride with another unanimous decision, but lost out to Michael Sprott in the Prizefighter final.

Adams’ next outing will take place at Casino Rama, Toronto, on Saturday October 30.


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