Jake Haigh con­tin­ues fine start to ca­reer

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE - BOX­ING SHELDAN KEAY

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.

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