YOUNG Trinity Boxing Club star John Langley gained revenge in Nottingham last week at the same venue he was denied victory by home club boxer Ben Johnson at the start of the season.
The pair met again in a return match on the Bilborough Boxing Club tournament at the Harvey Haddon Stadium and this time the Trinity man made no mistake, his sharper movement and boxing skills earning a deserved decision.
Langley, 14, was accurate with solid punches to build up a good lead and his sharper work beat the home town man to the punch.
Johnson was guilty of holding and hitting and continually using his forearm and elbow in what became an untidy spectacle and the referee finally lost patience in the last round and issued a warning which deducted two points from his score, Langley going on to take a clear points decision.
Trinity coach Scott Rafferty said: “John was a deserved winner and I think there is a lot more to come from him. He outclassed this opponent and hopefully he can realise the skills he has. In future I would hope he can step it up when in this position and dominate the bout.”
Two other Trinity boxers were also appearing on the same bill but despite determined performances were out of luck.
Welterweight Kyle Hughes, 19, faced another member of the Johnson family, Ben’s brother Jack, but went down to a close points defeat.
Middleweight Dean Hill made an impressive debut but it was cut short by injury after the first round.
Dean, 26, was dominant in the opening exchanges with the promoting club’s Luke Collins, but after having a swelling under the eye examined the doctor enforced a retirement to prevent further damage, but the Trinity boxer had already given a display that promised much with his enthusiastic effort.
Trinity boxers are next in action at the Festival Inn, Trowell on March 25. Tickets are now on sale - contact Scott Rafferty 079 5656 5582.