Jake Haigh continues fine start to career
MACCLESFIELD boxer Jake Haigh continued the fine start to his professional career after another convincing victory on Saturday.
Haigh defeated experienced opponent Mitch Mitchell 40-35 on points after four rounds at the Middleton Arena.
The 22-year-old was in total control throughout the bout, with the win meaning he has now extended his unbeaten record to 4-0.
Those four victories have all come in a span of just over seven months, as Haigh has also recorded victories over Bryn Wain, Mark Till and Tomas Kugler since making his debut last October.
Haigh was competing on a bill that also featured several other impressive prospects, including English light-middleweight champion Matthew Ryan, who picked up a hard-fought win against dangerous journeyman William Warburton.
Ryan was having a keep busy six round fight after winning the English title in March, but he was made to work hard by Warburton throughout the contest.
In the end, referee Darren Sarginson scored the exciting bout 58-57 in Ryan’s favour, which now puts his record at 14 wins and just one defeat.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Lyndon Arthur looked impressive as he picked up another stoppage victory in his career after a win against Remigijus Ziausys.
Arthur earned the knockout at the end of the third round, becoming just the third man to start Ziausys in his 102 fights.
Arthur now has an unbeaten record of six wins and no defeats, with five of those wins coming inside the distance.
The final bout on the card saw Chris Monaghan return to winning ways after a comfortable points win against Casey Blair.
Monaghan won all four rounds against Blair to take the fight 40-36 on the referee’s scorecard and pick up a victory.
He now has a record of six wins, one draw and one defeat since his debut in 2015.