Liam 'Yogi' Macpherson 
Matt 'Crazy Arms' Read 

Photo credit: Pawel Gawronski

LCB - York Hall Chessboxing Spectacular 2015 - 28 November 2015
York Hall, London

The second bout of the night featured LCB favourite Matt “Crazy Arms” Read against the confident debutant Liam “Yogi” Macpherson. Fans of Crazy Arms are used to seeing him soak up physical punishment only to emerge victorious (but usually bloodied) thanks to his superior chess skills. On this occasion however Read dominated in both elements of the fight, using his long reach to devastating effect and in round 4 landing a hard uppercut that rocked Yogi and nearly sent him to the canvas. The proud Scot continued to the end of the round but ringside medics advised him not to continue the fight. In a gallant attempt he fought through the pain barrier and played the final chess round in a forlorn hop of upsetting Read at the board but when that did not succeed the bout was declared in Read's favour by TKO.
Liam 'Yogi' Macpherson Name Matt 'Crazy Arms' Read
0-0-0 W-L-D 7-5-0
? Age 37
? Height 200 cm
? Weight 77 kg
? Reach 203 cm
? ELO 1850
England Country England
Hometown Welwyn Garden City, England
Gym Islington Boxing Gym
Job Professional Landlord

Read wins via boxing - TKO (Round 6)