Kirkham’s Adam Little is the latest fighter to join the growing list of Fylde boxing champions.
And he did it in style with a unanimous points win over Sunderland’s Lee Mould to annexe the vacant English welterweight title.
All three judges gave him the verdict after 10 hard rounds at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool,
Judges Phil Edwards marked it 98-93, Dave Parris 97-94 and Steve Gray by an even more conclusive margin of 99-92.
In the process Little kept his unbeaten record and joined the parade of national champions that the Fylde area has produced in a golden era for the sport, taking his place very much on merit alongside the likes of Brian Rose, Scott Cardle and Matty Askin,
Little got his jab going early on to trouble Mould, setting the tone for much of the remainder of the bout..
The Sunderland fighter did regain his composure and came more into it as the contest progressed, but it was always the Kirkham fighter who held sway.
The sixth session was particularly productive for Little – as a result of which, he entered the second half of the contest with a significant lead.
Little then had some success in the seventh with body shots.
The eighth and nine were two of the best rounds of the evening, the action lapped up by the appreciative Hilton Hotel spectators.
But it was Little who still had the clear edge, a point emphasised when he finished with a flourish.,
He clearly took the 10th and final round, though by then it was abundantly clear that there was only going to be one winner and that Little would be crowned champion,
Mould showed a lot of raw courage, but Little had the definite edge in boxing skills and now has the English championship belt to prove it.