Maxi Hughes claims title, Curtis Woodhouse wins comeback

WBN 03/09/2017

Maxi Hughes is the new Central Area super-featherweight champion following a points win over Ryan Moorhead at Doncaster Dome.

The southpaw put the pain of his loss to Martin Ward behind him to take a ten-round decision and improve his record to 17-3-2.

Also in action and breaking an almost three-year retirement from the ring was former British champion and current football manager Curtis Woodhouse.

The 37 year-old, who has played professionally in the Premier League, out-pointed Arvydas Trizno over six to score the 23rd victory of his boxing career.

Woodhouse traded punches with the likes of Derry Mathews, Darren Hamilton and Frankie Gavin during his first stint in the squared circle and has hopes of adding at least another domestic title to his haul this time around.

At featherweight, Jason Cunningham defeated Jay Carney over the six-round distance, whilst super featherweight Jordan Gill made it 17 wins on the spin by stopping Jordan Ellison in two.

Gill, who dropped Ellison three times in the fight, recently began training with David Coldwell alongside the likes of Jamie McDonnell and Tony Bellew and has big ambitions for the future.

Rounding off the bill were triumphs for Anthony Tomlinson, featherweight Tom Bell and cruiserweight Craig Glover who halted Mitch Mitchell in the second round.