Finch earns split decision victory

Adrianna Finch.
Adrianna Finch.

Adrianna Finch has returned to domestic boxing following her England debut - and the Boston ABC youngster recorded a split decision victory against Chelsea Heaps.

Fighting in Hunslet, near Leeds, Finch was eager to get going against her Keighley ABC opponent.

Heaps came out with a purpose, but her offensive approach suited Finch, who was glad to be boxing the way she was accustomed to.

She rode the early challenges, putting in a sterling performance in the early round.

The Bostonian was controlling the bout from the centre of the squared circle, cutting off her challenger as she forced her back onto the ropes.

Strong offensive attacks were starting to tell on the Keighley pugilist, as Finch caught her opponent with strong body shots and Heaps was visibly troubled.

The final round saw some quality boxing from the young international star, but again Heaps was not going to give in easily.

The final bell saw the full house applaud both boxers for what was easily the fight of the night.

But it was Finch who got the nod.