Newbiggin Boxing Club’s Lewis Scott got off to a flying start in his professional boxing debut on Friday at Elland Road in Leeds.
In front of an army of fans, he took on Cumbria’s durable Martyn King.
Scott entered the pro ring to lights, music and fireworks and was determined to impress.
The first round saw King fly out at Scott trying to use his experience to take control but the Newbiggin boxer used both hands to keep his opponent at bay and take the first round.
The next round started fast again then came the bombshell for King as he walked straight on to a left hook that sent him crashing to the canvas. He got back to his feet and carried on but was met with a barrage of punches which sent King back to the floor.
He got up a second time and threw a big hook at Scott, but was met with a perfectly placed right hook which sent King down again but he could not recover and was counted out.
A knockout win for a pro debut is the best possible outcome.
Jimmy Tyers and Keiran Robertson were in action at Manchester in the Junior ABA National quarter finals. Tyers took on Hydes’ Liam Jones. He was at least 6ft 6ins and Jimmy had it all to do. This he did and took control and stormed to a comfortable points win.
Robertson was unlucky to lose a close points decision.
Next up is the semi finals at Birmingham on Saturday.