By Carwyn Holland
The return of Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis (22-2-2) ended in a draw after just four rounds due to a head butt from "Deadly" Denny Dalton (13-5-1) at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana. The ringside physician, Dr. Carl Max-Hanoman ordered the fight be stopped after examining the former champion, who suffered a deep gash over his left eye late in the fourth round thanks to Dalton's head first, fist later style.
Lewis was taking charge of the fight up to the stoppage, but not without some scary moments when he was rocked by the power punching Dalton. Press row gave Lewis three of the four rounds after after the former WBA welterweight champion landed clean shots from several combinations. Dalton concentrated on landing "Deadly" right hands in search of a knockout.
Lewis, known in Guyana by the nickame the "Albouystown Cyclone" but worldwide as "Six Heads" faced not only "Deadly" Dalton, but also a sports hall packed with Dalton Fans who heckled him and cheered Dalton's every move, even when he used roughhouse tactics. Lewis responded by using angles and his awkward style to counterpunch the agressive Dalton, but was sent to the canvas twice, once from a slip and another from a push that was ruled a knockdown by controversial referee Ian Jardine.
The referee's poor performance gave Dalton a chance to bully Lewis, hitting him behind his head and wrestling him to the ropes in order to land shots on several occasions. However, Lewis was up to the task and absorbed the best of Dalton's power punches whenever it manage to connect and landed almost all of his own at will.
Many at ringside pundits Six Heads would register a knockout in another two rounds if the fights had continued, quite in contrast with Dalton fans who celebrated after the Guyana Boxing Board officials declared the fight a draw. The two are expected to meet in a return bout on December 26 in the same arena.
After the fight Lewis said he felt like his old self in the ring but was uncomfortable with Dalton's dirty tactics. He is however eager for a return bout and plans to be back in the top ratings soon.
On the undercard, Rudolph Fraser (3-0-1) remained undefeated with a unanimous decision over Leon Dover (0-2-0). Heavyweight Mitchell Rogers (1-1-0) stopped Kurt Best in three, Shelly Gibson (4-3) scraped a unanimous decision over Veronica Blackman (1-2-0) and in the main-supporting bout, veteran Troy Lewis (1-8-0) was victim of a controversial stoppage at the hands of Winston Pompey (1-0).