Road warrior Henry Janes with back-to-back wins for the first time in 12 years

Road warrior Henry Janes with back-to-back wins for the first time in 12 years

Cardiff’s Henry Janes (9-20, 1KO) secured back-to-back wins for the first time in 12 years with an upset of Barry Town’s previously unbeaten Jason Sillett (5-1, 1KO).

Referee Martin Williams marked his scorecard 40-36 in Janes’ favour, preffering his work in three of the four rounds and scoring the remaining session even.

Janes’ upset wasn’t a complete surprise as he entered the bout on the back of his first win for seven years, upstaging another unbeaten up-and-comer in October.

Notoriously tough, the 33-year-old had no plans to wait as long for another one and that plan began well as he dropped Sillett, who is trained by Manchester’s Lee Beard, with a left hook in the opening round.

To the youngster’s credit, Sillett was hurt and recovered well. It’s not the first time the 19-year-old has touched down and he used that experience to survive.

Three more even rounds commenced and they were far more even but Sillett stood too close and Janes’ extra output did more to catch the eye, reddening the prospect’s face.

Opening the Frank Warren show at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, super-welterweight Rueben Arrowsmith (8-0, 2KO) banked every round against Croatia’s Ivica Gogosevic (12-20-2, 5KO).

There was another showcase from Ricky Hatton’s other protégé, heavyweight Nathan Gorman who (7-0, 6KO) was straightforward in stopping Igor Mihaljevic (4-7, 1KO), forcing the visitor to retire after three sessions.

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