Blackpool boxer Brian Rose broke through the pain barrrier to win his bout at Bolton on Saturday.
He won his 10-round contest on points, beating Bulgarian Alexey Ribchev.
Rose prevailed by a margin of seven rounds, but he revealed afterwards that he nearly pulled out.
Rose suffered a back injury in training in the run-up to the contest.
And he suffered a recurrence during the bout, which affected his mobility.
Full report and reaction in Monday’s Gazette.