TYRONE NURSE took his 100% record into double figures with a hometown win in the big Huddersfield Sports Centre boxing show then predicted: "I’ll step up in 2010."
The popular 19-year-old sealed a convincing points success over rugged Brummie Jason Nesbitt on a Halloween ‘Fright Night’ bill which also brought victories for Huddersfield fighters Burt Warren, Josh Warrington and Eugene Heagney and a draw for Jason Thompson.
Middleweight Warren, from Kirkburton, made it three wins from three with a slick third-round stoppage of Colchester’s Drew Campbell.
Debutant Warrington out-pointed experienced Walsall featherweight Delroy Spencer.
Heagney, from Oakes, was a points victor over Birmingham’s Anthony Hanna at featherweight.
And most observers had Netherton lightweight Thompson, fighting for the fourth time as a professional, down as a clear victor over Sheffield’s Jason Carr.
Nurse’s latest win came over six three-minute rounds at light- welterweight, and he said: "I’m never truly happy with any performance, but I enjoyed the work-out and I still felt fresh at the finish.
"Nesbitt is a tough, experienced fighter who hasn’t been stopped in a year, but I felt I wore him down.
"I’ve got another fight booked for early December, which I’d imagine will also be over six rounds, but then I’d like to move things on.
"I want to go down the traditional route, and I’d love to fight for a Central area title before the end of the season."
Trainer Chris Aston said: "There was a little bit of snap missing, possibly because there’s been a cold doing the rounds in the gym.
"Nesbitt is almost a welterweight, and the jab wasn’t doing enough against him, so we asked Tyrone to stand and trade, which is when the gaps appear.
"In the third and fourth, that’s what happened, and by the fifth and sixth, I thought Tyrone was clearly ahead, and opening up with some nice combinations."
Picture special tomorrow.