11th July 2011
|courtesy – Jamie Speight|
Professional boxing made a welcome return to Plymouth on Saturday night at the Guildhall, after an absence of three years.
The Keith Mayo promoted fight card, saw International Masters light welterweight champion Jamie Speight out-point experienced journeyman Kristian Laight over eight action packed rounds to take referee Wynford Jones’ verdict 78-75.
Speight was making his ring debut in the city taking his record to 10 wins and 1 defeat, but was made to work hard for his win.
Nuneaton veteran Jones, had come for the victory in this his 15th ring appearance of the year and gave Speight a good fight to the delight of the home fans, who cheered on Speight through the fight and across the finishing line in fine style.
Local lightweight prospect, Dean ‘Dynamite’ Mills out-pointed late substitute Raffi Khan over four rounds in what was an hum-dinger of a four-rounder.
By Chris Maylett