Found March 22, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Cardiff’s latest pocket dynamo -- the free-swinging Gary Buckland -- puts his freshly-gathered British junior lightweight crown on the line this weekend against Middlesbrough’s forgotten man, Paul Truscott. For the champion, it marks a return to the scene of September’s title winning triumph, a slam-bam decision victory over fellow Energizer Bunny Gary Sykes (at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield). Truscott, meanwhile, will be desperate to surface from the shadows which have cloaked a once promising career that has been left to unfurl amid undercards in an assortment of sports halls throughout the north of England. Truscott, 18-2 (3), is a well-conditioned and able boxer. A fine amateur, he’s had rotten luck since turning over to the pros. An opportunity to grab some much-needed exposure went begging last year after an unlikely meet with American prospect Gary Russell Jr. capsized at the eleventh hour. Maladministration put paid to that one, another setback in a career which had lo...
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