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Maxi Hughes in fine form at lightweight

Maxi Hughes wins English title eliminator. Andy Whittle reports from ringside
Maxi Hughes
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Doncaster • July 6

A SHINING performance in an eliminator for the English lightweight title on this Stefy Bull promotion at The Dome saw Rossington’s Maxi Hughes, in his first outing for 15 months and on top from the outset, hand Stoke’s Kieran McLaren the maiden defeat of his 14-bout career and a stoppage one at that.

The finish came 18 seconds shy of the end of the fourth when the visitor from the Potteries, already cut on the right eyebrow, was dropped for the second time in quick succession at the conclusion of a prolonged bout of pressure.

Referee John Latham deemed enough was enough despite Kieran regaining his feet.


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