Trinity boxer Hughes defends Challenge title

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Trinity Boxing Club captain Kyle Hughes had a busy weekend boxing twice on consecutive days against the same opponent.

First on Thursday night he faced Swadlincote boxer Brad Park in the first round of the Central England Super Six competition in Cannock and dropped a split decision after a close bout.

And the following night he travelled to Swadlincote to defend his Derbyshire Elite Challenge belt against the South Derbyshire man.

He emerged victorious making the second successful defence of the belt he won in April.

The first bout in Cannock saw the busy South Derbyshire boxer take a split decision after a very close contest between two very determined men. Afterwards, Hughes sportingly agreed to defend his Derbyshire belt on the South Derbyshire promotion at the Gresley Old Hall after the scheduled opponent pulled out of the Swadlincote mans own promotion.

Hughes again moved well and scored with fast counter punches to take the decision but had to overcome a bad cut above his eye in the first round to emerge with a deserved decision.

On the same South Derbyshire bill Youth prospect John Casey picked up his second win with a polished performance against Bolsover boxer Connor Snodden. John controlled the bout throughout to earn a deserved decision.