JACK FINCHAM went the distance in his boxing debut against Anthony Taylor but the fight will not be counted on his record.
The 2018 Love Island star went four exhibition rounds with Anthony Taylor in Dubai on Floyd Mayweather’s undercard.
Although the bout was due to be a professionally sanctioned contest, the fight was changed to an exhibition on the day.
Taylor, 33, came out the traps quick in the first round, pouring on the pressure.
He landed a decent number of combinations as Fincham did his best to work behind the jab but struggled to deal with the pressure.
Taylor finished the round by landing a massive right hand which Fincham took well and kept coming forward.
In the second round, again the American started fast and again found home with his sweeping right hand.
Fincham settled into the bout more behind his jab but Taylor seemed unfazed, even finding some time to showboat.
The third round was a thrilling affair with both men landing big right hands.
Taylor ended the fight on top, landing a huge combination with a right hand rocking Fincham’s head back.
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The pace of the fight slowed down as the contest drew to a close.
As the bell rang, Taylor jumped on the ropes and celebrated as though he had won.
For Fincham, he may have felt glad the fight was not scored and counted on his record.
But it was valuable rounds nonetheless for the 31-year-old, who is looking to box actively next year