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Malta’s first professional boxer Daniel “The Spider” Micallef (w4 -KO 1 – lost 3) has just convincingly won his seventh professional boxing match by unanimous decision against Chris Steel at the Miners Welfare Club, Cleland, Scotland, UK, on the 9th of December.
Daniel is presently Malta’s one and only true professional, licensed boxer, training full time and striving to advance in the sport, he is the younger sibling of local boxing promoter Edwin Micallef and is managed in Scotland by Paul Graham of ‘Prospect Boxing’.
By outpointing undefeated Chris Steel 60-54 over 6 rounds. Daniel is now ranked 474 in the world, number one in Malta and equivalent to 47th in the Brittish ranks with Craig Windsor Jnr just above him in the ratings.
Daniel Micallef vs. Chris Steel
The first fight on the night saw Scots based Maltese, Daniel Micallef (3-3) take on Motherwell’s Chris Steel (3-1) over six-twos. Starting the fight strongly and always coming forward, Micallef looked to make use of the fact the Steel was the notably taller fighter. As the fight continued Micallef went on to land clearly and showed good command of the ring. At the end of round six, the referee lifted the Maltese fighter’s hand after scoring it 60-54.
Iain Butcher vs. Darren Pryce
This was the second show of the season for the Scottish based promoters (Prospect Boxing). Motherwell’s Iain Butcher, in his second appearance as a professional looked to make quick work of Newport’s Darren Pryce. Starting well, Pryce was out boxed for the rest of the fight and was also warned by ref Kenny Pringle in the second for low blows. Showing good technique mixed with a tight defence throughout the fight, Butcher went on to claim his second victory by 40-36.
Kris Hughes vs. Michael Harvey
And in the third and final fight of the night Kris Hughes moved to 15-1 with a point’s victory over Michael Harvey in the super-bantamweight division. Making a strong start, Hughes seemed to build on his previous points victory over Youssef Al Hamidi, with blistering body shots and never seemed to let Harvey get into the fight. After four-threes, referee Pringle raised Hughes’ hand after scoring it 40-36 to the Bellshill fighter. Hughes now moves on to a Commonwealth title fight against Irishman Carl Frampton at the end of January.
Photos: Malta’s Edwin Micallef In Action
Photo Credit: Prospect Boxing / Scotland
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