Ken Egan will be out of Boxing for at least the next 45 days – this being the “medical suspension period” imposed after receiving a cut over the right eye in following a clash of heads with LA’s Dorian Anthony whilst helping Miami Gallos beat Los Angeles Matadors in the Americas group of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) event.
The Dublin southpaw defeated LA’s Anthony on a unanimous decision in Tuesday’s match, which saw Miami record a 3-2 victory in the opening group encounter. Scorecard read , 49-46, 49-47, 48-47 in favour of the
Irish fighter . It was a fight not without controversy . “I knew from the beginning I was ready for this fight,” said Egan. “I felt like he was fighting a lot with his head and not fighting a clean fight. I’m very happy with my performance and I felt like I won all five rounds. Everything is so new to me, this being my first pro-style fight, but I feel strong and I’m ready for the next one.”
“I went in there with my game plan and gave it my all,” Anthony said. “I didn’t think about his silver medal. I felt it was a pretty fair decision for me. The momentum kept shifting both ways throughout the bout. In the last round, I kind of gave it away to some big shots.”
“Kenny showcased why he was an Olympic silver medallist and was world-class against a tough opponent,” said Miami Head Coach , Pat Burns. “The Matador fighter tried to take Kenny out of his rhythm but Kenny was able to maintain his composure, overcome a cut and still get the win.”
Miami, are joint top of the table with Mexico City, and meet Memphis Force away tonight, but Egan would not have been in the team for that clash anyway because of the 13-day statutory rest period.
Because of the medical suspension, the 2008 Olympic silver medallist will now also have to sit out home and away fixtures against Mexico City on December 9 and 17., and the visit of Memphis Force on 5 January.