Trinity skipper Hughes retains Derbyshire belt

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Trinity ABC captain Kyle Hughes retained his Derbyshire Challenge belt with a convincing victory over brave challenger Jack Hutsby of the Aldercar & Langley Mill club on Sunday afternoon.

The fight took place at the West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton on what was the first ever Long Eaton Boxing Club promotion.

The Trinity middleweight star took a unanimous 30-27 decision as he worked hard to dominate each round.

Hutsby also worked hard and showed determination but Hughes was always able to raise his game and sunk in punishing body shots as he worked both body and head targets well.

Both fighters were equally experienced and provided an appreciative crowd with quality action but the Trinity captain always had the better of the exchanges and eventually ran out a deserving winner.

Hughes remains unbeaten for the entire season and the victory over Robinson extended his winning run to seven fights.

Meanwhile, Trinity ABC schoolboy boxer Michael Casey gave a determined performance in the inter-county match with Leicester, Rutland & Northants that was also a feature of the Long Eaton Boxing Club show on Sunday afternoon.

Despite a good first round and dominant final round for the Trinity fighter, the judges still managed to award the decision to Leicester boxer Taylor Squires of the Braunstone Golden Gloves club.

Both boxers displayed good skills and East Midland Champion Squires worked well on the counter in patches on the back foot, but the desire, determination and sharp boxing skills of the Trinity youngster deserved better.

The day was a success overall for the Derbyshire elite team as they took a creditable 6-4 team victory, and also for the Long Eaton Boxing Club who registered three winners from three contests on an entertaining 14-bout bill to make it a very successful debut promotion.