Gladwin fails in title bid

Scott Gladwin (right) and Jason Cunningham last night
Scott Gladwin (right) and Jason Cunningham last night

Scott Gladwin’s bid to lift the vacant English Bantamweight title ended in disappointment last night.

The 25-year-old Halifax fighter bit off more than he could chew in tackling unbeaten Jason Cunningham at Doncaster Dome.

Gladwin, making his first appearance for almost a year, retired after four of the scheduled 10 rounds.

He had been down twice in the first round and once in the second round against the fired-up Cunningham, who had huge local support.

It was Gladwin’s third defeat in nine professional fights.