Rugged former Commonwealth champion, Ossie Duran continues his Stateside career next week when he faces veteran of Contender Series 1, Jonathan Reid. From memory Reid was the first to depart the show, despite entering as arguably the most decorated of the group.
To British fans, Duran is well known from his time based here. Tough, good reach and decent ability he has a victory over Jamie Moore, though Moore retired injured in truth Duran was on top when the fight was stopped, and his recent defeat to Bradley Pryce a surprise given their respective form a the time.
Reid would be a notable scalp despite his advancing years and it will be interesting to see how Duran regroups and is matched subsequently; he’s lasted longer than Neil Sinclair who tried to reinvent himself in the States and was knocked out by a late-replacement opponent – news suggests he will return to action in Northern Ireland later this month too.
Good luck on the 9th to Ossie Duran.