Boxing: Barrett and Angol fail to take world titles

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Britain's Pat Barrett and Derek Angol both failed to take World Boxing Organisation titles at Manchester's G-Mex Centre on Saturday night. Manning Galloway, of the United States, retained his welterweight title against Barrett with a unanimous points decision while the American Tyrone Booze knocked out Angol in the seventh round of their cruiserweight bout.

Angol, who was previously unbeaten, could not match the tactically superior Booze. Most of his punches fell only on Booze's arms and gloves. In the seventh, exhaustion caught up with him and one telling punch from Booze put him out for the count.

Barrett had no chance to unleash the punch which has given him 25 victories inside the distance - Galloway's footwork and defence were too good. When Galloway sustained a cut in the seventh Barrett could not take advantage. After the eighth, Galloway increased the pressure and his punch rate.

'The fight just slipped away,' Barrett said, 'the rounds went so fast and I still felt fresh at the end. I didn't land a clean shot all night.'

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (G-Mex Centre, Manchester): 6-round featherweight: R Wenton (Liverpool) bt R Agare (Ghana) rsf 3rd; 10-rd super-middleweight: N Piper (Cardiff) bt J Melfah (Gloucester) rsf 5th. 6-rd bantamweight: J White (Salford) b R Stevenson (Doncaster) pts. 12-rd cruiserweight (WBO title): T Booze (US) bt D Angol (Gravesend) KO 7th. 8-rd super-featherweight: M Armstrong (Manchester) bt K Taylor (Birmingham) rsf 3rd; 12-rd welterweight (WBO title): M Galloway (US, holder) bt P Barrett (Manchester) pts.

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