Berinsfield light heavyweight Michael Lobb made a successful start to his professional career with a hard-fought points victory over Derby’s Elvis Dube in London.
The 27-year-old had a successful amateur career reaching a national NABC final in Liverpool where he lost to the now-famous Kell Brooke.
And he made his first venture into the pro game a winning one by recording a 39-38 verdict over the experienced Dube at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross.
Lobb made good use of his height and reach advantage to keep his opponent at bay with his long jab in the first two rounds of the four-round contest.
Dube, whose ring record stood at five wins and a draw from his 32 bouts, hit back in the third round, catching Lobb with some powerful hooks to the head with both hands.
The Berinsfield debutant wobbled briefly, but held on to reach the bell.
And the fourth round showed Dube had used up all his energy as Lobb regained his composure, picking up points with his jab to edge the verdict.
Now he hopes to return to the ring for his next fight in July.
12:00pm Sunday 4th October 2015
SEE the key moments as Oxford United won for the second time on the road in the space of five days with a 3-1 success at Accrington Stanley.
4:57pm Saturday 3rd October 2015
LIAM Sercombe scored twice in the final 11 minutes to give Oxford United their second away victory in five days.
6:08pm Saturday 3rd October 2015
1:56pm Saturday 3rd October 2015
All the news from Oxford United's trip to Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League Two.
9:30am Saturday 3rd October 2015
DANNY Hylton says Oxford United need to ignore the unique challenges posed by a trip to Accrington Stanley if they are to secure back-to-back wins on the road.
8:20am Saturday 3rd October 2015
OXFORD United could name the same starting line-up for the fourth game in a row at in-form Accrington Stanley.
8:00am Saturday 3rd October 2015
THAME’S promotion to the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League has been approved.
7:20am Saturday 3rd October 2015
SEAN Walkinshaw is targeting silverware on his first visit to Misano this weekend in the penultimate round of the Blancpain Sprint Series.
6:40am Saturday 3rd October 2015
TOM Avery returns as Oxford City Stars host Solent Devils in English National League South Division 1 tomorrow (6.15).
6:20am Saturday 3rd October 2015
ELLIE Broome won bronze for Kidlington & Gosford at the Nuneaton Open meet.