Results round-up: Hughes and Harris remain unbeaten in London
It’s likely that Alex ‘Bad News’ Hughes (5-0, 3KO) learned more during his points victory over Wayne Reed (12-12, 6KO) than in his previous four fights.
The Maerdy middleweight, 21, prevailed as the victor courtesy of a 59-56 scorecard at London’s iconic York Hall. It was the first time that Hughes, trained and managed by former world title challenger Gary Lockett, was extended to six rounds.
Hughes prepared for Reed, a former Central Area super-middleweight champion, by training alongside Nick Blackwell (17-3, 7KO), who defends his British title against the undefeated Damon Jones (13-0, 3KO) next week.
Earlier on Frank Warren’s show, Swansea’s super-flyweight Jay Harris (6-0, 3KO) scored his third consecutive stoppage. Harris, 24, needed less than a round to dispose of Tibor Nador (5-2, 2KO), making his breakthrough with body shots.
The son of former British champion Peter Harris may find himself in line for a title shot soon as there are just 13 active boxers in his weight category.