Trinity ABC’s Sam Patchitt produced a commanding performance with his left jab in his East Midland semi-final in Alfreton on Saturday and is now one step away from claiming the novice title at light middleweight.
Patchitt, 21, faced Daniel Ajagbe of Northampton at the Genesis Leisure Centre and took a clear unanimous decision using solid straight punches to out point the Northampton man.
Patchitt will now prepare to face a tough opponent when he contests the ABA novice final at light middleweight in Mansfield next week.
Having come through his semi-final in style on Saturday he will be up against Stanley Stannard of Benny’s Boxing Club in Nottingham when he enters the ring at the Forest Town Welfare on Thursday, October 24, the night before Trinity’s own ‘Fight Night’ at the Festival Inn.
Stannard won his semi final on points in the bout following Patchitt’s and set up a mouth-watering clash of what are the two best boxers in the competition.
The prize will be a place in the national quarter-final.
Meanwhile, former Trinity star ‘Prince’ David Davis was defeated as he contested his first professional title fight in Leicester on Sunday.
Davis was up against big hitting Jahmaine Smyle who was fighting in his home city for the Midlands Area Supermiddleweight title.
Davis initially kept up the pace against his opponent but ultimately could not match the power of his punches and was stopped in the eighth round.
The defeat ended a run of seven straight victories for Davis.