Kyle takes Derbyshire belt in great night for Trinity

Kyle Hughes
Kyle Hughes

Trinity ABC club captain Kyle Hughes is the new holder of the Derbyshire Challenge belt after a tremendous battle with holder Josh Sears of the Spire club in Chesterfield.

The pair met on the Spire promotion at the Proact Stadium and after three hard-fought rounds the Trinity man emerged victorious with a deserved unanimous verdict.

Sears battled hard to keep his belt and after a convincing first round for the Trinity man, Sears showed his determination when many may have given in.

Sears battled hard to retain his prized belt but Hughes was equally determined and stuck to his game plan. He drew the southpaw into lead his shots and produced quickfire counters to register emphatic scoring punches.

As Hughes settled into the bout he started to pick punches, particularly crunching right hand body shots that helped him control the fight.

A big finish was always anticipated from both men as their determination and pride produced a rousing finale .

This time the Trinity star had put together the perfect performance and picked his big punches well and finished comfortably on top at the final bell.

On the same bill, Trinity welterweight Jordan Lewis made his senior elite debut and took an impressive points victory against another Spire boxer, Patrick Eustace.

Lewis, who has just turned 18-years-old, eased into the first round against his 20-year-old opponent and showed the better skills.

The second round saw Lewis up the pace and force the fight, Eustace struggling to stop with the pace and a barrage of unanswered punches which produced a standing count.

Lewis remained in control and although Eustace fought back well, the close decision deservedly went the way of the emerging Trinity star.

Completing an hat-trick of wins for Trinity at the home of Chesterfield FC was John Casey, who gained his first victory at the second attempt with a gutsy hard-fought win over Dan Smith, another fighter from the Spire Boxing Academy.

Smith was busy in the first round and may have edged it on workrate but Casey took control in the next round and out-worked the local man.

In the final round both fighters tried to impose themselves but the solid punches from the Trinity youngster earned a close but deserved victory.