Luke Gibb was back with a bang at Maidstone Leisure Centre on Saturday night.
Super-lightweight Gibb (4-1) responded to the first defeat of his career by becoming only the second man to drop Blackburn’s Naheem Chaudry (0-28).
Chaudry was a slick operator but Gibb proved to be a class above in his adopted home town, dominating all four rounds.
Gibb, a former Great Britain amateur, said: “It’s great to get back winning ways against a tough guy.
“I got a lovely knockdown in the fourth and just came short of stopping him.”
Charlie Shane moved to 7-0 with a landslide points win over fellow southpaw Bryn Wain (0-21).
Medway man Shane, the British Challenge belt supermiddleweight champion, produced easily the best performance of the night.
He switched shots from body to head effortlessly and came close to his first stoppage.
Promoter Joe Elfidh intends to put him forward for a Southern Area title fight.
Shane said: “I’m a different animal now and I want bigger fights next year.”
Margate light-heavyweight Paul Brown moved up to 3-0 with a 40-36 points win over Chessington’s Richard Harrison (3-31).
It was his third straight shutout points win and the 29-yearold said: “I worked hard for the four rounds, outboxing him in every round, throwing some lovely combinations and body shots.”
High Halstow featherweight Jack Budge breezed past Ricky Leach (3-30-1) for his third points win since turning pro.
He caught the eye of Elfidh, who plans to put him in with Jamie Speight for the Southern Area title.
Elfidh said: “Jack’s been sparring with Barry McGuigan’s prospect Lee McGregor who’s 4-0 and fighting for the Commonwealth bantamweight title on October 13.
“Jack constantly needs toplevel sparring because he doesn’t get tested by a lot of the local fighters to him, so he has to travel to McGuigan’s and other gyms.
“He was a top amateur champion who won everything and he’s already ready to beat Southern Area champions, so there’s no point in waiting.”
A i d a n C a s s i d y, fr om Sittingbourne, marked his professional debut with a points win over stand-in opponent Haroon Karim (0-4).
Cassidy, a Haringey Box Cup silver medallist, used his size and reach advantage effectively in the super-middleweight bout.
I n o t h e r a c t i o n , T om McGinley (Chelmsford, 6-1) beat Manchester’s Steven Maguire (0-5) on points.
John Brennan (Slough, 10-51) saw off London-based Italian Victor Edagha (0-41-1), also on points.
JE Promotions are planning to hold their next show in Maidstone in December.