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Tchoffo is up for second go but promoter is not so keen
5:30am Monday 9th June 2014 in Sport
FRANCIS Tchoffo says that he would love a rematch with Kelvin Young after his majority points loss on Saturday, but Swindon promoter Keith Mayo sees little chance of that happening.
The Cameroon-born Frenchman took the fight at a week’s notice, with the contracts only signed on the Wednesday before the contest, to try and take Young’s IBO super-middleweight inter-continental title.
Having had the champion down in the sixth, the 26-year-old was left feeling aggrieved not just by the decision, but also the performance of referee Howard Foster.
Tchoffo felt that the referee should have stepped in and had words with Young in the fourth round after two head clashes left him with cuts around both eyes.
“(I’m) Not happy,” Tchoffo said. “I’m not happy with the decision, I’m not happy with the referee, one time with the head I can say that it is accidental, but not two times.
“Two times, the first time I said to the referee look, the professional fighter is me.”
The challenger feels that if a rematch is made that he would be able to stop the Penhill pugilist.
“Yes (I’d love a rematch),” Tchoffo said. “But he can’t accept a rematch.
“They won’t just call me on the Monday (before) you know if it happens again.
“I’ll win the fight, if they had called just three weeks before the fight I don’t think he would have passed five rounds.”
But despite his desire to do things again, Young’s promoter and manager Mayo does not expect the pair to get it on again.
“I doubt it,” Mayo said about giving Tchoffo a second opportunity. “We have got other directions to go in, but we will see.
“It was an unbelievable finish to night, it was a cracking fight. Kelvin did all the better work with the cleaner punches.
“Let’s take all this in, sit down and review it all.”
Mayo was also pleased to see Lawrence Bennett put himself in the frame for a shot at the British cruiserweight title after claiming split decision success over Chris Keane in an eliminator contest.
With Ovill McKenzie knocking out Jon-Lewis Dickinson to add the Lonsdale strap to his Commonwealth crown, the Swindon promoter will now look to get Bennett his shot after winning his war of attrition.
“It was a cagey old fight, but Lawrence did what he had to do against an awkward boxer, now he is looking at the British title.
“We will get the weekend out the way and then we will have a look (at getting in touch with McKenzie’s representatives).”
The promoter was delighted that all his fighters went home with wins to the name as Tariq Quaddus continued his rise with a points success over Jamie Ambler, while Joe Pigford claimed a second round stoppage over Hungarian Gergo Vari.
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