British boxing’s hottest talent Jack Catterall comprehensively outpointed Malmesbury’s Joe Hughes to retain his WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title and earn himself a shot at the British title. Slick southpaw Catterall dominated for large spells of a gripping encounter against a rough and ready Hughes. Ultimately, undefeated Catterall’s class showed as he took a deserved unanimous decision with scores of 115-113, 117-112 and 117-113.… Read Article
The bookmakers of Wiltshire can expect a busy afternoon this Friday with local fight fans lobbing heavily on Malmesbury light-welter Joe Hughes ahead of his WBO Inter-Continental challenge that evening, writes Glynn Evans.… Read Article
ENGLISH super-lightweight champion Joe Hughes sees his fight with unbeaten Anthony Upton has a step towards the big time.
The 25-year-old from Malmesbury in Wiltshire was touted as a future star when he turned professional in October 2010.
But a shock setback against Joe Elfidh three years ago coupled with a TV broadcasting shake up meant he dipped under the radar and he’s been slowly rebuilding ever since.… Read Article
Joe Hughes makes a first defence of his English Super Lightweight Title against Anthony Upton next month knowing that victory will also put him a step closer to fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition.… Read Article
The last time you saw the new Ricky Hatton, he was twiddling his thumbs in the changing rooms at the York Hall.
Joe Hughes has done a lot of that recently.
Being a reserve for ‘Prizefighter’ in July was a return to the spotlight of sorts for a fighter who turned professional with Frank Maloney after winning the ABA light-welterweight championship in 2010.… Read Article