EDGE Westgarth for throwing/landing more although not much landed but he was active of the two.
Decent tussle in my eyes/book.
I also understand the draw because not much landed by Westy and not doing any big damage, usually i dont count those body-shots but in this fight those body-ones was actually solid ones.doinf a damage for sure.
I've seen Westgarth look better. For a bad-ass, I'm not very impressed at how Westgarth avoids the toe-to-toe by grabbing Martin's collar for dear life and using it to turn Martin away and down. Martin can't get a shot in on Westgarth because Westgarth doesn't allow him to square off with him.
Westgarth looks like an overrated wuss here. Your mileage may vary. It's up to him to live up to his rep as a heavyweight and he blows it hard. The reason he has to throw those body shots is because he can't simultaneously hold Martin at arm's length by the collar, and get in money shots on Martin's face. Kudos to a game, but inexperienced Martin for stepping up. He's strong and fearless, and I don't doubt he'll know to sidestep Westgarth's timid jersey grabs the next time these two dance.
I can't give Westgarth a win on this, though he appeared to control the fight, so I'm calling it a draw.
Gotta give this to Martin, a frame by frame look shows Martin connects withe a upper cut the only head shot in the fight other than the lame body punches that did not even fiss Martin but probably softened his pant kidney protector. Martin a 21 yr old 210lb rook had no hesitation fighing this heavy at 250 lbs. No doubt Westgarth would not square up with Martin which is a big sign of respect, as I said the lame body punches were his only avenue since this rook was strong and Westgarth was is no mood to let go of the neck grip he had on Martin which was keeping hi m from landing other shots. So Martin slim win, fearless,landed the upper and was no where manhandled by a 40lb heavyier fighter. Isles got a winner here kid can play the game also, only a yr. out of playing in the ohl. Both are good Windsor boys