Newbiggin boxer Lewis Scott is looking to tie up a deal with a promoter after overcoming the pain to win his latest professional fight.
The light middleweight was up against Poland’s Mariusz Biskupski on Saturday on one of the undercard fights at the Metro Arena in Newcastle.
After a rushed entrance due to a couple of early stoppages, Scott entered the ring only partially warmed up.
The first round saw him land some massive shots but he missed with a right hook and his shoulder popped. He carried on and got back behind a weakened lead hand, landing massive lefts and causing severe damage to Biskupski’s face.
Scott ended up being a clear points winner and is now looking to secure a promotional deal with a leading promoter and a 10 round northern area title fight against Cumbria’s Rick Skelton has been approved by the board for August.
Elsewhere for Newbiggin Boxing Club, Rhys Harmison and Ben Rees both travelled to London for the national junior finals on Sunday.
Harmison took on Repton’s Tommy Roberts and had a brilliant fight, finishing the stronger but unfortunately was on the wrong end of a split decision.
Rees was up against hot favourite and home town stylist Fred Secular. The home fighter started fast but walked straight onto a left hand that bounced him off the ropes. From that shot the pattern was set and Rees took a clear points victory and the National title.
He will now represent England in the 3 nations championship in two weeks at Wales.