WITH the number of bouts due to go on at the Bradford Hotel already having already fallen to five, the sum was reduced further in the days approaching the show when Halifax’s Kyle Scully was forced to withdraw following a car accident. Two six-round bouts with unbeaten boxers Darren Tetley and Jimmy First in the home corner, supported by two debutants in against experienced opposition over four, was the fare on offer. All four bouts were refereed by Fleetwood’s Steve Gray and all of them resulted in wide home points victories.
Brighouse lightweight Jimmy First, having won all seven previously, found himself the nominal bill-topper and enjoyed the experience by taking all six rounds against Telford’s busy Dean Jones.
Having picked up what looked like a slight nick but might have been just reddening above the left eye in the early stages, Jones found himself having to work clear of the ropes under fire on several occasions.