ISMAIL ANWAR is set for a quick follow-up outing after marking his debut with a solid points win over seasoned Midlands man Kristian Laight.
Huddersfield’s newest professional caught the eye of the Halifax North Bridge Leisure Centre crowd with his slick box-fighting style over four rounds.
Now trainer Chris Aston wants the former University of Huddersfield ABC fighter from Cowlersley to continue his learning curve by returning to the ring within a couple of months.
“Ismail was fighting at the lightest he’s been as a boxer, with smaller gloves and without a headguard, so it was a big change,” said Aston.
“But just as we thought, he handled himself well, and his performance suggested there’s plenty more to come.
“Laight knows what he’s doing, and he had his moments in the fight, but Ismail worked his way out of any dangerous areas.
“The plan is to get him back out before the end of June, hopefully in Huddersfield or Halifax.”
There was another win for former Rawthorpe ABC southpaw Scott Gladwin, who outpointed Walsall’s Delroy Spencer to make it five from five at bantamweight.
But popular welterweight Patrick Liam Walsh suffered a first career loss in an exciting eight-round bout against Scotsman Stuart Green, who edged it by a point.