Docherty claims WBF World Super Welterweight Crown in Scotland

A commanding showing from Glasgow's Craig Docherty saw him crowned the WBF World Boxing Foundation's Super-Welterweight World Champion after six productive rounds.


Brave Hungarian Peter Orlik (10st 12lbs) battled gamely and had the odd moment during the bout, however, this was a confident performance throughout from Scotsman Docherty.

Perhaps he had added motivation after his last fight had ended in an enthralling draw keeping this title they fought for vacant.

A lot of the action took place at centre ring with 11 stone Docherty blocking Orlik's attacks with his hands and shoulders before going on to produce his own attacks but with more power and menace.

Docherty with his hooks and upper cuts started to make serious inroads to Orlik's determined but gradually fading defense. Orlik had some limited success with the odd right hand to the body and the occasional jab but most were dealt with by Docherty's resolute defense.

The fight came to a conclusion at 2 minutes 59 seconds of the sixth round when Orlik found himself forced into a neutral corner. Some strong punches in a powerful couple of attacks saw the Hungarian struggling and referee Chris Kelly had seen enough and called a halt to proceedings that crowned Docherty the winner.

Moving to 28-7-2 Docherty praised his coaching team for giving him perfect preparation for landing this belt. The Glaswegian said: "They kept me sharp and had me prepared for anything."

Next up for Docherty will be a defense of this new WBF Title and he hinted that he would accept any challenge although he has an American Dream.

He said: "I'd love to go stateside but I would take on anyone anywhere and I hope that this WBF belt will open some doors for me."

Story by Gary Meyers

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