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Betham Stops Spencer With Tko

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Betham stops Spencer with TKO

10:43 PM Saturday Dec 6, 2014
By Patrick McKendry

Monty Betham proved he has lost little of his skill as a boxer when stopping former All Black Carlos Spencer with a third-round TKO in a Fight for Life bout at the Claudelands Arena tonight.

Spencer, fighting in his first, and according to him afterwards, last, professional bout, was extremely cautious in the first two rounds, and it was clear why following a withering burst by Betham which referee Lance Revill stopped 35 seconds into the third and penultimate round.

It began with Spencer's first sustained attack of the night, but Betham, a former Kiwi and Warriors league player with six professional fights behind him, hit his opponent with a straight right hand and quickly turned him around into a corner with a unrelenting barrage that Revill was right to stop. Spencer complained, but soon got over his disappointment.

Betham said afterwards: "He's a brave man. He got a bad rap as the boy from the Toffee Pops ad but he is as tough as they come."...