Pundziuz sees his record go

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Boston ABC fighter Justus Pundziuz saw his 100 per cent fight record end following a tight contest against George Mason on Friday.

In an open boxing show in Hunslet, South Yorkshire, he was making his sixth appearance for the Boston club, facing a Jorvik ABC competitor who also had an unbeaten record.

Mason was considerably shorter than the Boston pugilist, but made up for the height difference as he was a stockier fighter.

Before proceedings got underway, Boston coaches Barry Kilmore and John Sutton decided to be cautious in their approach, opting for the long range assault in their boxer’s attack, keeping the opponent on the end of his long and proven jab.

Mason, however, proved that he was suited to this style in the opening round.

Pundziuz was forced to change tactics to get back into the contest after Mason had deservedly won the opening round.

In the second, Mason was repeatedly warned for his slapping tactics while the Boston fighter - the fitter of the two - upped his game.

In the third, Mason found himself without a reply as Pundziuz applied pressure, using the ropes to get himself out of trouble.

Mason got a brief reprieve as the referee called a brief halt to the round, attending to the badly bleeding nose of the Boston lad.

At the re-start, Mason started strong, but again ran out of energy.

As the final bell rang out, the judges gave the unanimous decision to Mason.

The Boston team were disappointed with their tactical approach, although Pundziuz fought well.