BOXING: Wheeler wins an international belt

Peterborough puncher Karl Wheeler won the International Cruiserweight Challenge Belt with a points victory over Czech Jindrich Velecky on Saturday (May 14).

Monday, 16th May 2016, 8:16 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 9:21 am
Karl Wheeler won his big fight

Wheeler dominated the entire eight round fight a the iconic York Hall, Bethnal Green despite being hampered by a thumb injury sustained in the opening round.

The 33 year-old couldn’t punch with his normal power, but boxed with great skill to outclass a demoralised opponents.

“I jabbed better than I ever have,” Wheeler stated. “And I threw some body punches that hurt him.

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“I dominated the fight and it sets me up for bigger things.”

Wheeler now hopes to fight for the Southern Area title later this year.