Rhodes salutes vocal supporters after McGurk win

George Rhodes kept his unbeaten record intact with a hard-fought win over previously unbeaten Peter McGurk in Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 10:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:52 am
George Rhodes lands a left hand on Peter McGurk. Picture: Andy Standing.

Rhodes, who moved to his fifth pro win in six outings, was quick to thank his horde of travelling supporters who roared him to success on the night.

He added: “My following are getting a reputation.

“I won’t have sold as many tickets as the Scunthorpe lads, but my support made the biggest noise of the night.

“They don’t just sit and clap, they’re up singing and making noise, and that gives you the extra 10% when you’re in there getting hit in the face.”

Rhodes admits that the preparation for his draw against Steven Backhouse last time out wasn’t ideal, and was quick to thank his coaching team for their support in the build-up to Saturday.

“I maybe came back too soon from the injury,” said Rhodes.

“My preparation has been great this time, I have to thank everyone at Westway for their help and support. It’s a team effort in the gym.”

The Westway man was pleased with his performance, admitting he was happy to get back to winning ways.

“I thought I won every round to be honest,” added Rhodes.

“He was strong and caught me a couple of times in the first round, but after that I worked on the outside and he barely hit me.

“Even though I thought I won my last fight, it was good to get back on track with a win.”