Meli delighted to go 8-0 with second win in eight days

ALFRDO Meli is happy to be stepping steadily up the ladder and was delighted to push his record to eight fights without defeat on Saturday night.

The Belfast middleweight beat Omagh native Dee Taggart to make it two wins in eight days and is hoping to keep busy and progressing.

“I am happy, another win on the record and another step-up the ladder. Hopefully I get another fight soon,” said Meli after the win.

“That was two wins in eight days and I very happy with the performance.

“I want to be busy and keep on winning,” he added.

At times it looked like target practice against Taggart for the undefeated prospect. Meli boxed at his own pace and could have stopped his foe with a shift up the gears, but he was content to bank some rounds.

“I used the jab a lot more and worked the body. I certainly felt sharper with the punches.You can’t go in disrespecting a fighter, you never know what kind of punch they are carrying.

“Dee is a good lad he took some good shots. I did step off once or twice, but It is more important to get the rounds in than a knock out.

If I get a chance to be on the Frampton bill that would be great. I wouldn’t say no, who would say no to that, but either way I will just keep busy and moving up the ladder.

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