Haigh’s third win proves a pain for Wain
MACCLESFIELD boxer Jake Haigh continued the impressive start to his professional career with a stoppage win against Bryn Wain.
Super-middleweight Haigh, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, stopped his opponent in the third round to pick up the win at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke.
He mixed his punches up well before targeting the body, leading to Wain wincing several times and forcing the referee to step in and save him from further punishment.
The 22-year-old has now extended his record to 3-0 since making his debut back in October 2016, with two of those wins coming by stoppage.
Haigh was competing on a bill that also featured his stablemate Nathan Gorman, who made short work of his opponent Gogita Gorgiladze after blasting the Georgian out in just 109 seconds.
Gorman is now set to challenge for the English heavyweight title later this year, and he is glad to be working alongside the likes of Hatton and Haigh in the gym.
The body shots are something I’d been working on in the gym with Ricky and they came off perfectly,” Gorman said.
“As soon as the shot landed I knew it was over. It sunk right into his ribs and I wouldn’t be surprised if I cracked them. He was finished after that.
“I landed a few of them before that to the right side and then I tried with the left and found the perfect target.”
Trainer Hatton was pleased with the performance from Haigh, but felt that Gorman stole the show.
“I like to think I landed my fair share of great body shots when I fought, but the one that Nathan put his opponent away with was a real sickener,” he said.
“If you watched it back it’d probably make you wince because it connected with a real thud and you could hear the wind go out of the guy.
“It’s another great display from Nathan. He’s really coming on and I’m very proud of him. I believe he’s a special talent and people are starting to see that now.”
More of Hatton’s stable were in action on the bill in Stoke, with Reuben Arrowsmith missing out on the British Classic Challenge belt after a controversial 77-77 draw with Ryan Toms.
Ryan Fields won the Midlands Area welterweight title by defeating Craig Morris, while there were also wins for Kieran McLaren, Sam Evans and Nathan Clarke.