Sheffield boxing: Slick Sam impresses. Carl Frampton ready.

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Southpaw Sam O’Maison had the best outcome of the Sheffield fighters on a bill in the city last night.

He had his opponent Aleksas Vaseris in all sorts of trouble from the start.

The Lithuanian welterweight touched down in the first round and hit the deck twice before the referee halted proceedings in the fourth, at iceSheffield.

The victory sends the Ingle man’s win column into double figures, with one loss, which came last September.

Middleweight Callum Hancock was another successful Ingle man on the Dave Coldwell bill.

He beat Danny Brown over four rounds - but there was more to this contest than the scrap itself. See Monday’s Star for details.

In a scrappy derby battle, lightweight Sheffield lightweight Qasim Hussain outpointed Doncaster’s Josh Morgan.

Eckington’s greenhorn cruiserweight Jos Paul did more than enough to beat Jason Jones.

*RESULTS

Belper welterweight Ryan Fields drew with Joe Lovell over six rounds

Super bantamweight Ryan Burnett bt Isaac Owusu

Lightweight Jordan Cooke bt Ismail Anwar

Cruiserweight Russ Henshaw bt Mitch Mitchell

Lightweight Josh Morgan v Qasim Hussain

Dronfield middleweight Rod Smith’s proposed bout with Gary Boulden failed to take place after a disparity in weight.

* Belfast’s IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton says he expects to beat challenger Chris Avalos at the Odyssey Arena tonight.

“If I turn up, I’ll win the fight, simple as that,” said Frampton, ahead of his first title defence. “I want to keep on winning and look explosive in every single contest. He’s cocky but I’ll knock that out of him.

“It’ll be an exciting fight while it lasts but I’m the biggest punching super-bantamweight in the world so it’s not rocket science what’s going to happen.”

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