Ellett defeats Khan in rematch
Super-welterweight prospect, Lloyd Ellett (18-1) defeated old foe, Faheem Khan (7-7-2) on points in the headlining fight on December 4th at the Camden Centre in London on a Hellraiser Promotions show.
The Brighton boxer known as ‘Lightning Bolt’ took all six rounds in their rematch but suffered a horrific cut due to a clash of heads in the final round that required nine stitches.
Ellett explained, “I could just feel it was open and it was gushing out. I was on the verge of stopping him but he’s seen it and started swinging so I had to get on my toes and move.”
The warring pair met once before back in October 2013 in Brighton which provided Ellett with his first experience of topping a bill in his coastal hometown, treating fans to a fourth round stoppage whilst collecting the first of his three Masters titles in the process.
“I think he was more awkward this time,” reflected the victor. “He definitely came to have a go!
“Obviously he weighed in quite a bit heavier than me at the weigh in and southpaws are awkward anyway and he kept looking for the left uppercut and left hook but didn’t manage to catch me much.”
Khan, 33-years-old from Exeter, provided Ellett, 28-yeard-old, with his first fight back from defeat following his shock sole career loss to two-time Southern Area champion, Ryan Toms on October 2nd in front of his home support in Brighton.
“Happy to get this one in and erase that last memory,” enthused Ellett. “Not 100 per cent yet but I think we might try out at welter, we’ll see how the weight goes in training but still got few more pounds to take off. I can compete at welter and light-middle so wherever the opportunities come up, we’ll take it.”
The three-time Masters champion, managed by Scott Welch, has recently relocated to Brixton to be closer to his place of work – the iBox Gym in Bromley where he trains alongside WBO European welterweight champion Bradley Skeete under the watchful eyes of top trainers Eddie Lamm and Alan Smith.
A former Haringey Box Cup winner, he enjoyed a busy campaign, winning all 16 of his fights in his first three years punching for pay, signed to London promoter Mickey Helliet.
The Lightning Bolt next fights on February 12th in Brighton in what will be his 20th professional contest as he looks towards major title challenges in 2016.