Trinity Boxing Club captain Kyle Hughes was in top form on Friday night and sent the fans home happy after a courageous display in his top of the bill middle weight encounter with Leicester rival Robert Steven.
The fight formed part of Trinity’s latest fight night at the Festival Inn, Trowell, and was attended by a large number of local boxing fans.
It was a tough test for Hughes as Steven, from the Shepshed Club, had recently reached the final of the East Midland Championships.
The Trinity star boxed smartly on the counter to pick up points but also applied pressure in bursts to control the fight .
Steven played his part in an entertaining fight that was judged to be bout of the night but Hughes always had a reply and took a deserved decision and also the Ralph Smitheringale Memorial Trophy for outstanding Trinity boxer of the night.
The ten bout bill started with an outstanding debut for 11 year old Charlie Wilson who not only took a unanimous points victory but also won the hearts and admiration of the passionate Trinity fans with his determination and boxing skills as he beat game Doncaster boxer Joseph Farrow .
Wilson got stuck in when the tough Yorkshire lad tried to force a fight, but also boxed on the move, picking up clever points with an educated jab to run out a clear winner. There were was an impressive double win for Trinity boxers over London boxers from the Fairbairn club.
Junior Loui Hemstock earned a split decision victory after a tough encounter with the awkward Gulshan Nota.
Hemstock worked out the unorthodox style of the London lad as the fight progressed and finished strongly to take a deserved decision .
Macauley Cartwright was in determined mood against the other Fairbairn boxer Laiq Khan who did well to last the four rounds against the heavy punching Trinity star.
Cartwright opened up early in the fight and imposed himself with big punches bringing a standing count and this pattern continued throughout with the London lad on the end of some heavy punches.
Although Khan tried to compete gamely there was only one winner as the Trinity lad took a wide points decision.
Earlier schoolboy boxers Kieran Yourston and Joel Pickering had put in a determined effort but were on the wrong end of points decisions Joel looked very unlucky in his bout with Chesterfield’s Chris Britton the split decision going the way of the Pro-Fitness club boxer.
Split decisions also went the wrong way for Trinity seniors John White, Sam Bates and Dan Desachy who all performed well and looked to have done more than enough to take the decisions but the judges thought otherwise although all the decisions were very tight.