Trinity Boxing Club welterweight Jake Trueman was in determined mood as he hammered out a convincing victory over Daniel Smith in Kirkby-in-Ashfield on Friday.
Smith was the home town boxer at the Festival Hall but Trueman (pictured) moved himself into a commanding position using solid, straight punches in the first two rounds.
He then finished the job early in the third round with a powerful right hand - a peach of a punch that sent Smith to the canvas.
Although Smith beat the count, a follow-up attack in which the Trinity man picked solid shots forced the referee to end the contest.
Trinity coach Scott Rafferty said: “Jake showed great maturity in the way he set up his unbeaten opponent and finished the fight in style when the time was right.”
Earlier on the same bill, Trinity’s Josh Tomlin dropped a close decision to Bryce Wheatley in a quality contest of skilful junior boxers.
Wheatley showed that bit more determination and got the judges’ vote, but Tomlin put together some impressive attacks and dominated parts of the fight, promising much for the future.