Disappointing draw for Peterborough bareknuckle boxer

Callan Harley faces a bareknuckle boxing rematch after fighting out a draw in London at the weekend,

By Matthew Bozeat
Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 4:46 pm
Callan Harley (right) in action.
Callan Harley (right) in action.

The 35 year old from Peterborough had to settle for a draw with Mark Handley at the O2 Arena – despite scoring a first-round knockdown.

That left Handley needing to win the last two rounds to snatch a draw and, according to the judges, the Shrewsbury electrician put enough into the final four minutes to earn a share of the spoils.

Harley couldn’t hide his disappointment after the drawn verdict was read out and many at ringside had sympathy for him.

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Harley did land a lot of clean punches in the last two rounds, but the judges’ voted for Handley’s aggression.

That sets up a rematch that promoters BKB TM have pencilled in for their show at the O2 Arena on Saturday, January 22.