BOXING: Rotherham champ triumphs in Sheffield over Barnsley rival

Dave Fidler, of Shiregreen, Sheffield
Dave Fidler, of Shiregreen, Sheffield
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Rotherham’s English light middleweight champion Navid Mansouri demolished brave Barnsley boxer Matthew Mallin tonight.

Using intelligent counter-punching and rapid offensive combinations he exposed the weaknesses of a fighter who had strength, courage but was clearly a level or two below.

A vocal crowd at iceSheffield saw Mansouri move to his 14th professional win when he pelted Mallin into the ropes in round five.

A dazed Mallin was unable to stand for a few seconds, but thankfully seemed to recover after a few moments.

Before that contest, there was a shock for Shiregreen light middleweight Dave Fidler.

He lost his unbeaten record to twitter taunter Lee Noble, of Dodworth after ten punishing but highly watchable rounds.

There was almost another shock on the compulsive Dave Coldwell bill.

Middleweight Rod Smith, of Dronfield was decked in the first round by Max Maxwell.

But he recovered to win on points.

Super featherweight southpaw Maxi Hughes the 23 year old from Rossington stopped Hungarian Imre Nagy in some style.

Bentley light heavyweight Jamie Hughes, aged 30, also got the better of Lee Duncan, of Sheffield.

Hughes received a nasty cut after a clash of heads, so a the fight was stopped and the vote rightly given to the Donny man.

Welterweight Ryan Fields of Belper beat Carl Allen, of Wolverhampton 19(5)-112(18)-7

Super flyweight Haroon Khan, (brother of Amir Khan) of Bolton beat Francis Croes of Middlesbrough

Lightweight Atif Shafiq, of Rotherham, beat Pavels Senkovs of Mansfield.

Look out for a wrap-up of boxing action in Monday’s Star.

*Brendan Ingle, Sheffield’s boxing icon, is ill in hospital after suffering a bleed on the brain following an infection.

Dominic Ingle said his dad was lucid and looked well.