Boxer keeps up perfect career start
MACCLESFIELD boxer Jake Haigh kept up the perfect start to his professional career on Saturday after picking up another knockout win.
The 23-year-old stopped Josef Obeslo in the fourth round of their bout at Oldham Leisure Centre to extend his record to 5-0, with three of those wins coming inside the distance.
It was an impressive win for Haigh, as experienced Obeslo has only been stopped six times in 49 fights.
Plenty of fans made the journey down to support Haigh, and he was grateful to those that were in attendance.
“I’ got the fourth round stoppage so thanks to everyone who came down and supported me, it’s all appreciated,” he said.
“I also need to say a massive thanks to my sponsors who allow me to train full time, so thanks to GEC, Palletower, Lindow Lawn Turf and GT Tours Cycling.”
Haigh is trained by boxing legend Ricky Hatton, and it proved to be a good night for the stable as Mark Heffron was also victorious. Heffron was set to challenge for a belt on the card but a late change of opponent meant that the title bout couldn’t go ahead and instead he had to compete in a four-round contest.
Despite the switch, Heffron was still in total control throughout the fight, dropping his opponent twice on his way to a 40-34 win on points.
The victory on Saturday sees Heffron extend his record to 17-0, with 13 of his wins coming by knockout.
While he was disappointed to miss out on a title fight, Heffron was still glad to earn the victory and is now excited for what the future holds.
“I would like to say a massive thanks to everyone that came down to support me, I sold 500 tickets and that’s some support,” he said.
“It wasn’t my best performance but a win is a win and I’m not going to moan.
“It’s all a learning curve and it’s onto the next.”
There were also wins for the likes of Liam Taylor, Danny Wright, Jack Flatley, Qasim Niaz and Luke Willis on the undercard.