Jarrod Fletcher
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'Left Jab' Fletcher claims another KO in ring against Kotey

HERVEY Bay's Australian middleweight champion Jarrod Fletcher chalked up the 10th KO of his 17-bout professional career after he hammered Ghanaian Philip Kotey in Brisbane on Thursday night.

It took Fletcher, No.4 in the World Boxing Association rankings, only six rounds to bring Kotey's three-year unbeaten record to a crashing halt after a barrage of punches left him trapped on the ropes.

The referee had seen enough, and stepped in to stop the one-sided affair.

"Left Jab" as Fletcher is known in the fight game, had already put Kotey, a winner of his previous seven bouts, including six by KO, on the canvas in the third round.

The dominant performance means Fletcher has now won 16 of his 17 bouts since he joined the fight for pay ranks after the captaining the Australian boxing team at the Beijing Olympics.

Although he won the fight with ease, Fletcher did spill plenty of blood after a nasty head clash opened up a cut just above his right eye - it looked like something out of a horror movie, but Fletcher said looks can be deceiving.

"Mate, it's all good. I didn't need any stitches," Fletcher, who is also the Pan Asian Boxing Association champ, said.

While he did not cop anything from Kotey in the bout, Fletcher was on the receiving end of a spray from the African after he'd won.

"He was carrying on like a right pork chop, saying 'it's not rugby, it's not rugby' suggesting I had held him a lot - I told him you don't hit people in the head when you play rugby," he said.



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