Three out of three for Doncaster fighters

Maxi Hughes raises his hands in victory after a comfortable win over Ibrar Riyaz at Rotherham's Magna Centre. Picture: Trevor Price.
Maxi Hughes raises his hands in victory after a comfortable win over Ibrar Riyaz at Rotherham's Magna Centre. Picture: Trevor Price.
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THERE was a clean sweep of victories for a trio of Doncaster boxers at Rotherham’s Magna Centre last weekend – including a very short pro debut for Jamie Hughes.

The Bentley light heavyweight took just 44 seconds to down Joe Jones who clearly wanted no part of the debutant.

Welshman Jones had failed to make it to the end of three of his previous five bouts and never looked keen on going the distance with Hughes.

Jones’ legs looked unsteady after an early jab before another after little more than half a minute saw him drop to his knees.

He made no attempt to rise to his feet as referee Steve Gray counted, handing Hughes the easiest of debuts imaginable.

Hughes will be demanding a much tougher test next time out.

Rossington’s Maxi Hughes – no relation – continued his impressive development by convincingly out-pointing Ibrar Riyaz in his first bout under Dave Coldwell.

Riyaz asked questions of Hughes with undying determination and fight.

But 22-year-old Hughes was slicker, picking his shots well before mounting a good amount of pressure in the second round.

Hughes remained on top despite Riyaz digging his heals in a couple of rounds and earned a 64-54 decision from referee Mark Lyson.

And Woodlands bantamweight Jason Cunningham continued his 100 per cent winning record by defeating Delroy Spencer.

Wolverhampton fighter Spencer caused a few problems for Cunningham, enough to win a £200 prize for best away fighter on the undercard offered by promoter Coldwell.

Nevertheless, Cunningham bossed the contest, using his superior height and range to secure a sixth straight win.