Rotherham boxing prospect Euan Colley made light of a late switch in opponent to record his fifth straight victory.
The talented 16-year-old, of Rotherham Amateur Boxing Club, stopped Doncaster Plant ABC’s Curt Greaves in the second of three two-minute rounds.
Fighting in the 55-kilo category on an amateur show at Rossington Miners Welfare, Euan, of Herringthorpe, Rotherham, was on top from the start and his opponent was forced to take three standing-eight counts before the referee stopped proceedings.
“He really looked the part,” said former amateur fighter Tommy Wilson who oversees proceedings at the Rotherham club.
“I expected it, to be honest. I’ve had him for eight years and he’s really come into his own in the last year or so. He’s a lovely, placid, dedicated kid and really focused on his boxing. He’s been getting stronger and stronger in the last few weeks.”
“His opponent switched in the week leading up to the fight, but he just took it in his stride.”
Euan said: “Tommy and his daughter, Jeanna Wilson, are my trainers and I am very proud to have them.
“They have worked really hard with me to get me where I am today and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”
On the same bill, clubmate Adam Hussain, 12, of Tinsley, fighting at 30 kilos, beat local favourite Rocky Smith, also of Doncaster Plant, on a split decision in his first ever fight.
“He deserved it,” said Tommy. “He was fantastic. He was level-pegging after two rounds, but listened to everything I told him and gave his opponent a standing count in the last round.”