Dom Hunt successfully defended his Central Area welterweight title with a ten-round points decision over former British title challenger Darren Tetley on Saturday night. In what was his toughest test of his eleven fight career so far, Hunt’s hand was raised after ten hard-fought rounds which saw both men suffer cuts as they put it all on the line. Referee Howard Foster eventually adjudged Hunt a 97-93 winner at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.

Stefy Bull, who promoted the event on Saturday, expressed his delight for the thirty-one-year-old via social media, declaring “he’s entered the big league” following the victory, with BoxRec now ranking Hunt inside the top fifteen welterweights operating on UK soil. Hunt has no doubt added his name to an already intriguing crop of 147-pounders looking to climb the next rung on the domestic ladder with plenty of tasty potential match-ups out there.

The undercard in Rotherham also saw featherweight Kyle Yousaf outpoint Alexander Taylor and Bree Burbeary whitewash Ester Konecna at 154lbs. Mohammed Subhaan (super-lightweight) and Mohammed Latif (featherweight) enjoyed successful professional debuts as both men went the distance with their respective opponents on the night.

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