SKELTON CLAIMS KALACHYAN VICTORY

BBC Sport, UK
April 2 2006

Skelton Will Face Danny Williams Again This Summer

Matt Skelton bounced back from his defeat by Danny Williams with a
fourth-round knockout victory over Suren Kalachyan on Saturday.

Skelton had to overcome a gutsy display from the French-based Armenian
before finishing the non-title fight strongly.

Skelton will face Williams again at Manchester's MEN Arena on 15 July.

Meanwhile, Stephen Foster Jnr retained his WBU featherweight title
with a unanimous points win over Glasgow's John Simpson.

Skelton, in action only five weeks after losing to Williams, took time
to get into his stride but floored his opponent with a body-shot in
the third round.

The Bedford fighter was determined to finish the job in the fourth
and fired in two damaging punches which forced Kalachyan to take the
full count after 30 seconds of the round.

After losing his unbeaten record last time he met Williams, Skelton
is keen for better next time.

"I was back in the gym training a few days after the Williams fight
and wanted to get back as soon as possible," he said. "I'm ready for
the rematch and believe I can put the record straight by beating him
next time."

But Williams, who was ringside at York Hall was unimpressed by
Skelton's display against Kalachyan.

"He didn't show me anything I haven't seen from him before and I'm
confident I can do a better job next time," he said.

"I shook him badly in the final round and I'll try to get to him
earlier when we meet again."

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress