Welterweight Little maintains progress

Boxing at Tower Circus. Pictured is Adam Little.
Boxing at Tower Circus. Pictured is Adam Little.
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THE professional boxing show at Blackpool Tower Circus proved a major success with the historic arena coming into its own and the fighters providing some cracking entertainment.

Not only were there wins for the headliners Matthew Hatton and Matty Askin, but there were victories for two local heroes in front of a packed arena.

Kirkham welterweight Adam Little maintained his progress and his 100 per cent record as pro by scoring a points win in a four-rounder over debutant Liam Griffiths, of Bognor.

Little was always in control of his bout, and Griffiths could not compete.

He is now taking a deserved holiday in Magaluf, but is due back in action in October at the Reebok Arena in Bolton.

Little won every round as he impressed again.

There was a good night’s work too for Blackpool middleweight Tom Scott.

On his debut, Scott, who proved a good ticket-seller, got the better of rival Billy Smith on points.

There was a surprise defeat for cruiserweight Rik Turba.

He lost on points to Dutch fighter Mitchell Balker.

Turba, originally from Slovakia but now based in Blackpool, had his opponent on the canvas in the second round, but could not drive home his advantage and looked sluggish after that, failing to drive home his advantage, going down on points.