Boxing: Success for former Lion amateurs Louis Isaacs and Sam Cox at York Hall

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 March 2018

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

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The latest news from the local boxing scene

There were wins for two former Lion ABC boxers on a Goodwin promotion at York Hall.

Louis Isaacs was making his debut against Anto Nakic of Croatia and enjoyed a fine start to life in the paid ranks.

The 20-year-old produced a short right hook that dropped Nakic in the opening round, but the Croatian fighter got up.

Nakic was brave, looking to stand and trade punches with the hard-hitting Isaacs, but it was the debutant who was given the decision by the referee.

“It was hard going,” said Isaacs. “He was very strong. I spent too much time loading up instead of letting my punches go.

“Having sold 100 tickets, I wanted to please my fans.”

Bantamweight Sam Cox was the other ex-Lion amateur on the bill and was having his second professional fight against Stefan Sashov of Bulgaria.

Cox, who enjoyed a fine amateur career, was too skilful for his opponent and eventually won on points.

• Ram Singh of Hackney is through to the semi-finals of the National Junior Cadets Championships.

Fighting for Repton, Singh received a bye in the quarter-finals and can now look forward to his bout in the final four.

• Former Lion amateur William Webber has his third professional fight at York Hall on Saturday.

The middleweight, who reached a London final as an amateur, takes on Scott Hillman of Eastbourne on a Hayemaker promotion this weekend.

Webber was beaten on his last outing at York Hall in October, being stopped by rival Eric Nwankwo.

• Hackney-born lightweight Sam Maxwell goes in search of win number six tomorrow night in Liverpool.

The unbeaten 29-year-old, who is a two-time former England national elite champion, fights on a joint promotion between Johnney Roye and MTK.

Maxwell was last in action in October when he stopped Oszkar Fiko in the German city of Oberhausen.

It looks set to be a busy period for the 29-year-old, who is also booked for action at the SSE Arena in Belfast on April 21.

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