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Grant is back with a bang!

PUBLISHED: 14:23 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 08:56 21 July 2010

GRANT Skehill made it seven wins out of seven on Friday night when he outpointed durable veteran Billy Smith at York Hall. Now his trainer Babatunde Adejayi is hoping to get his fighter back in the ring quickly in order to build on this latest victory. Ha

GRANT Skehill made it seven wins out of seven on Friday night when he outpointed durable veteran Billy Smith at York Hall.

Now his trainer Babatunde Adejayi is hoping to get his fighter back in the ring quickly in order to build on this latest victory.

Haggerston boxer Skehill took control of the fight from the first round , and Stourport fighter Smith was always on the back foot. Skehill kept coming forward and taking the fight to his opponent, using his left jab to good effect and following it up with some crisp left hooks.

In the second round Skehill upped the pace, landing left and right hooks to both head and body, and in rounds three and four he continued to pile on the pressure, with Smith hardly landing a single punch.

With referee Dave Parris giving every round to Skehill by a score of 40 points to 36, this was undoubtedly Skehill's best performance in the ring since he turned professional, and his display of punching was most impressive.

Skehill has now beaten both Smith brothers, having outpointed Billy's twin Erine in October 2006, also at York Hall.

Adejayi said after the fight: "Grant needs to keep busy. He has only had a few contests in the past couple of years, and needs to be in the ring more often."

l Also on the bill, Dagenham's Vinnie Mitchell outpointed Telford's Shaun Walton, with referee Dave Parris scoring it 40 points to 36.

This is the second time these two have fought each other , with Mitchell having won both contests.

In a heavyweight contest, Derek Chisora stopped Lincoln's Lee Swaby in the third round of their contest. Chisora was once a stablemate of Stoke Newington's Tony Salam.

Top of the bill was Glasgow's Ricky Burns, who won the vacant Commonwealth Super-featherweight title, outpointing Ghana's Asumanu Akaba.


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