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Article: Dynamic Duzza Destroys Dazzler

Dynamic Duzza Destroys Dazzler

Glen Durrant won through to the World Championship quarter-finals and is now just one win away from vowing his future to the BDO. Classy Duzza breezed past Darryl Fitton 4-1 with a very slick display at the Lakeside on Wednesday night. The Middlesbrough ace has been surrounded by speculation of going across to the PDC after attempting to retain his world crown. But he’s revealed he will stay at the BDO if he reaches the semi-finals or beyond. He said: “I've made the decisions and rubber-stamped them with my manager Mac Elkin. “If I lose in the Quarter-Finals, then I'm going to have a go at Q School. “If I get to the Semi-Finals, final or win it, then my PDC dream is over because if I don't go this year, at my age, then I'll make an announcement that I'll never go to the PDC. “It really is now or never but I'm here to win the Lakeside title. I'm going to let fate decide what happens for me.” In a battle of Duzza against the Dazzler, the Boro star was always in control despite a typically gritty performance from Fitton. He added: “What a fabulous game. Sometimes you come off a match and you think that was a poor game. But I just knew I was in a really good game. I thought Darryl was terrific. “I gave it my best and it was enough to get me through there. The guy is a legend and sometimes I still pinch myself that I’m playing people like Darryl and Tony O’Shea. These guys were the ones who brought me to the BDO. “They are also supportive, I’m just really pleased to be through.” Now it’s either Jim Williams or Conan Whitehead in the last eight for Durrant - and that could mean playing his best mate. He added: “Jim is my best friend, I’m not sure I want him to beat so I play him or not. “Conan was absolutely terrific yesterday. For me to play well I need that intensity and passion up there. If I play Jim it could be tough to find that intensity.” BT Sport pundit admitted that Fitton battled hard because he doesn’t know how to have his “belly tickled”. Mason said: “That was the second best match Glen has ever played at the Lakeside and he had to. The scoreline was a little bit flattering. “As watching it as a fan never mind playing it, he’s won it 4-1 yet it probably feels like he’s been a last set battle. “Darryl lifted his game, he averaged 67 in the first set and Glen probably thought this was going to be easy but it’s never easy against Darryl because he doesn’t know how to roll over and have his belly tickled. “But to end with an average of nearly 94 just shows how much Darryl put him through the mill.” By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)

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