Batey’s fight beats Knight

Ross Batey marked his return to the ring with victory
Ross Batey marked his return to the ring with victory

ROSS Batey earned a hard-fought points decision against Hull fighter Stephen Knight.

Batey - whose contests are usually all-action and with little regard for the skill of sport - was one of four fighters representing Boston ABC on the bill at Scunthorpe over the weekend.

This contest was no different - although Knight proved to be a worthy opponent.

The pair traded leather for leather in a bout appreciated by the crowd.

Batey, however, kept a little extra energy in reserve for the finale, which saw off Knight, who couldn’t respond.

However, his determination to see out the contest made Batey fight until the end.

Jared Brereton continues to make progress in the sport, earning victory over Grimsby’s Brian Shaw.

Shaw made a conmtest of it for the first two rounds with a combination of head and body attacks as well as good ring movement.

However, Brereton upped the tempo in the final round and trapped Shaw on the ropes.

The Grimsby fighter did well to stay up and reduce Brereton’s victory to a points win.

It was a toss-up who would get the decision as Tony Riches fought a close battle with Stuart Spelman - but, on the night, the Brigg man got the nod.

Riches appeared to have edged it as his head and body attacks cancelled out Spelman’s early dominance, but it was the latter who went home the victor.

The fourth Boston fighter, Macauley Blackamore, applied the skillful side of the sport in his bout against Barnsley’s John Exley.

He was picking up points with his straight left, but needed to go on the offensive more to keep Exley out of harm’s way.

This was not forthcoming enough and the Barnsley fighter claimed the decision.