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Boxing: Baz is floored by late flourish.

BOXING: Baz Carey missed the chance to take a good scalp in Birmingham last night.

The Coventry boxer was on top against unbeaten Martin Gethin going into the last of their scheduled four-rounder at Aston Villa Events Centre.

But Carey was decked twice in the last round by rights to wipe out all his earlier good work and referee Sean Messer scored the fight 38-37.

That meant the knockdowns were decisive and former Midlands and WBF Intercontinental title challenger Carey said: "I should have won and threw it away.

"I probably should have stayed away from him in the last round and got the points win. He was a good puncher and caught me when I was going for him."

Carey settled the quicker and surprisingly out-jabbed his taller opponent in the opening two rounds.

The third round was closer - Carey had his nose bloodied but still scored with rights - and then Gethin made his breakthrough early in the fourth.

Carey touched down briefly from a right, but wasn't badly dazed. He was down from another right later in the round and that proved costly.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 2, 2006
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