Heartache for Sean Watson as Fauldhouse boxer's comeback is stopped by rival's blood injury.
Sean Watson’s eagerly awaited return to the boxing ring was marred when blood injury to his opponent ended the fight.
But a clash of heads between the two men saw the Spanish man come off worse and the fight was stopped after only 60 seconds of action, with the match being ruled a technical draw.
And Watson admitted he was gutted the fight was stopped so early on.
He said: “It was so frustrating for me. I’ve worked really hard to get back to fitness and was really looking forward to the fight. It was a bit of a kick in the teeth to have it stopped like that.
“I was out for eight months after doing my cruciate and this was meant to be my comeback.
“It didn’t end up that way and I’m hoping to be back in the ring in February. I’m going to carry on training and make sure I’m ready.”
Watson recently teamed back up with his former trainer Colin ‘Peelie’ McNeil and has signed up with Prospect Boxing, who organised Friday’s fight night at Wishaw’s Rivals Gym.
And Watson is pleased to be back with McNeil.
He said: “It’s really great working with Colin. He know my strengths and weaknesses. He’s been a massive support while I’ve been getting back to fitness and it’s just very disappointing the fight had to be stopped.”
Under boxing rules, the match was ruled a technical draw because the blood injury occurred in the first round.
Watson’s promoter Paul Graham said: “You had to feel for Sean.
“It’s a setback, but he’ll be in again soon – the main thing for us is that he’s back.”