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Boxing: Sahota set for Southern Area shot

PUBLISHED: 09:30 13 October 2017

Sanjeev Sahota (pic Natalie Mayhew Butterfly Boxing)

Sanjeev Sahota (pic Natalie Mayhew Butterfly Boxing)

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Sanjeev Sahota looks forward to a Southern Area title bid after a battling points victory over Idris Hill in their eliminator at Brentwood on Saturday, writes Len Whaley.

Sanjeev Sahota hits out (pic Natalie Mayhew Butterfly Boxing) Sanjeev Sahota hits out (pic Natalie Mayhew Butterfly Boxing)

The Hornchurch super-lightweight was clearly delighted slamming the best win of an unbeaten nine fight career - never going more than four rounds before.

“It was an amazing night to win my first ten rounder like against a tough opponent, thanks to everybody who supported me,” said the 26-year-old trained by Lenny Butcher at Harold Hill’s Five Star gym.

The ‘Sikh Warrior’ was put to the test by a hard hitting rival who had lost just one of his previous eight fights but landed the sharper shots in some closely fought exchanges.

Referee Lee Cook called the doctor to examine Sahota’s damaged eye in the final rounds but the local boxer survived to win 97-96 on the official scorecard.

Mark Little, Collier Row cruiserweight prospect punched out his sixth straight pro win outpointing tall Lithuanian Imantas Davidaitis at Brentwood.

Six feet tall Little had his problems against a rival towering over eight inches above him but moved inside to land the scoring punches and take the decision.

Robin Dupre considers his fighting future after his Commonwealth title dream died at York Hall on Saturday when he was stopped in the sixth round by Swindon’s undefeated Luke Watkins.

The 30-year-old who runs the Art of Boxing gym in George Street Romford had recorded 12 unbeaten pro fights in five years, but it proved unlucky 13 as he was stopped in the fourth round.

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