Maxi-mum effort from Hughes sees him stay unbeaten

MAX POWER: Rossington fighter Maxi Hughes. Picture: Trevor Price
MAX POWER: Rossington fighter Maxi Hughes. Picture: Trevor Price

MAXI Hughes came close to capping a workmanlike performance with a stoppage as he eased to victory over Ivan Godor.

The well-supported Rossington lightweight was expected to be involved in an out-and-out brawl with his Slovakian opponent but he controlled the bout from the off to return to winnings ways following a draw last time out.

Godor touched down late in the six round contest and despite it seeming more of a stumble, referee Mark Lyson delivered a count.

It was met but it did allow Hughes to put the exclamation point on a comfortable win, earning a 60-53 decision.

Hughes chose his shots well from the beginning of the bout and got very little back from Godor in the early stages.

Even when Godor began to exert himself a little more, Hughes was never troubled and continued to plug away confidently.

Hughes maintained a steady pace and tempo throughout the six rounds, never dropping his workrate despite his opponent offering little in return.

The performance will have boosted confidence in Hughes’ ability to control a contest and will stand him in good stead for a maiden title shot which is likely to come in the autumn.

* For action photos and more analysis see the Free Press on Thursday June 14