HUDDERSFIELD fighter Tyrone Nurse eased his way to a 17th successive victory to keep his perfect record intact after a points win over Manchester fighter William Warburton.
Warburton, a late replacement for Nurse’s original opponent Ben Lawler, who has now pulled out of three contests with Nurse, put up a valiant effort at Halifax’s North Bridge Leisure Centre, but ultimately he couldn’t match Nurse’s skills as the Huddersfield man took a comfortable 60-54 decision.
Nurse looked in control throughout the fight with his customary smooth style allowing him to pick his shots with precision and keep his opponent from landing anything of note.
And he’s already looking ahead for the next challenge.
“I felt good in the ring,” said Nurse. “I boxed against him before earlier in my career and won then, but it was a much more comprehensive victory.
“It was disappointing that Lawler pulled out because that’s a fight I’ve been looking forward to having and it’s the third time he’s pulled out against me now.
“We were lucky that Warburton was available because he was supposed to be in a show on Friday which got cancelled and, if it hadn’t have been for that, then I wouldn’t have been fighting.
“Now I’ll just get back into the gym after a few days off and start preparing for the next challenge, which hopefully won’t be too far off.
“I’m comfortable at the weight and I feel like I’m growing and maturing more naturally, so I just want to keep progressing.”
On the under card, Alistair ‘Burt’ Warren bounced back from a draw last time out to seal a stoppage victory over Walsall’s Bobby Wood with a second-round knockout.
Warren landed a heavy left hook to the body in the second round which his opponent couldn’t recover from.
Jason McCalmon’s fledgling super-middleweight career continued with a fourth successive victory against Jody Miekle.
McCalmon won a comprehensive 40-37 decision on the scorecards after negotiating the awkward Miekle.
Former Rawthorpe Amateur Scott Gladwin made a successful debut in the super-bantamweight division, winning a points decision over journeyman Delroy Spencer.