Home fighters rule at Dome

Connor Nixon v Delroy Spencer
Connor Nixon v Delroy Spencer

THERE was a clean sweep of victories for home fighters at a tremendous night of boxing at the Dome on Friday.

Hatfield bantamweight Connor Nixon made an impressive professional debut in beating Delroy Spencer on points, showing the blistering hand speed and excellent footwork lauded by trainer Stefy Bull.

Well-supported Mexborough middleweight Stuart Brookes got over the biggest hurdle of his career when he returned to the ring after a three and a half year absence following the death of brother Scott.

Brookes out-pointed Steve Spence in a scrappy contest where he struggled to find his rhythm.

Gavin McDonnell endured a frustrating bout with the diminutive Ryan McNicol but emerged with the points win while Charlie Thompson rounded off the Doncaster interest with a comfortable triumph over Bheki Moyo.

Rotherham fighter Tommy Coward provided the fireworks 24 hours before Bonfire Night as he overwhelmed Liam Griffiths in less than two minutes.

Barnsley’s Andy Townend and Kent fighter Adam Dingsdale both earned debut wins in out-pointing Robin Deakin and Kristian Laight respectively.

n For the full ringside report from Liam Hoden, see this week’s edition of Free Press, out Thursday.