Traveling Super Middleweight Derrick Findley Exposes 5-0 Danish Fighter

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By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

With 49 pro bouts and 11 years of experience, Derrick Findley, 26-21-1 with 17 knockouts, Gary, Indiana, is one of the best gatekeepers in the U.S.A. business. Have skills, will travel and test your fighter. Why on earth a European promoter would pay to have Findley test a 6-0 prospect with no 10 round bouts in their background is a regrettable mystery.

Mystery no more.

Findley, who lost a 10 rounder in Denmark to 44 year old former European Super Middleweight champion Lolenda Mock in Denmark last June at the Frederiksberg Hallerne in Copenhagen, went back to the same place on February 11, 2017, and won a 10 rounder over 6-0 Daniel Heinze, a Danish prospect from Soroe, Denmark.

Findley got the scorecards. The more important lesson: don’t put your inexperienced limited ability fighter over his head into a bout with an opponent who knows what he’s doing, and has the experience and ability to beat your fighter. How many promoters miss this lesson and keep making the same mistake? In professional boxing, unfortunately, there are too many. Sportswriter Robert Brizel’s education in what not to do with your prospect and how not to fight him is seen in Findley’s win over an unbeaten but untested prospect.

Result: Derrick Findley Win 10 Daniel Heinze, Super Middleweights
Scoring: 96-93, 96-93, 95-94, Findley. Referee: Jan Christensen.

Robert Brizel
Robert Brizel
A native of New York’s Catskill Mountains, long a haven to boxers in training, New York City educator and sports writer Robert Brizel holds five university degrees in the education field, and has been writing about boxing since 1975. Robert has been an internet only boxing writer and photographer since 2008, and previously wrote for Saddoboxing. An old school writer rare in that he writes and takes his own boxing photos simultaneously, he seeks out different angles to create original stories. Robert is a frequent sight reporting boxing events in Atlantic City Casinos and New York City. Now expanding his writing to add MMA. Married with a daughter. A sharp dresser, Robert’s electric personality brings class and to events he covers. The only active boxing writer today licensed as a boxing manager and corner man, Robert works the corner in New York and New Jersey on occasion, adding a unique perspective and dimension to his perceptions of the fight game today. Also a trained vocalist who performed on the Catskill hotel nightclub stage for a decade as a child
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