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Quinn turns up the volume

By David Kelly

Paul Quinn gave his growing band of supporters exactly what they wanted when he stopped Poland's David Knade at a packed Downpatrick Cricket Club on Saturday night.

Featherweight Quinn, now unbeaten in six fights, shook off some ring rust in the opening couple of rounds and then turned up the heat in the fourth before bringing about the stoppage in the sixth round with a furious assault.

Annalong man Quinn will seek to push on towards eight and 10-rounders as he bids to move into title contention.

"Paul did a very good job, he has struggled a bit with inactivity but I'm going to try and make sure he stays busy and after this win I want to see him quickly going on to box for a title in 2015 and we'll go back to Downpatrick for that fight," said promoter Alan Wilton.

"The guy he fought was tough but Paul used his jab more in this fight which is what we have been working on and then when he was going out for the last round I told him to step it up and go for the stoppage and he delivered."

Belfast middleweight Alfredo Meli took his unbeaten record to nine with a comfortable points victory over Scotland's Iain Jackson in their four rounder.

Wilton added: "Fredo is busting to have a tough fight next time and I want to see him box someone in Britain or Ireland of quality like Anthony Fitzgerald or Kerry Hope.

"I think Hope would be a great fight for Meli and these are the people we now want because I believe Fredo can break into the top 10 middleweights in Britain next year."

Dee Walsh warmed up for his vacant Irish light-middleweight title fight on November 22 at the Devenish with a points win over Omagh's Dee Taggart.

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