Essomba taken the distance by resilient Georgian

Thomas Essomba in action on Saturday night.
Thomas Essomba in action on Saturday night.
0
Have your say

Thomas Essomba warmed up for next month’s Commonwealth super-flyweight title challenge with a 40-35 points win over Mikheil Soloninkin in Dunston.

The Georgian may have had a fancy hair cut but underneath his head proved ultra-tough as he survived some heavy shots from the two-time Olympian to go the four rounds.

Sunderland-based Essomba will now meet Waleed Din at Rotherham on SAturday, October 17 for the vacant Commonwealth belt.