Walsh and Gladwin march on

Getting on top: Scott Gladwin against Anwar Alfadli     Pictures: Martin Blowers at Town Crier Images
Getting on top: Scott Gladwin against Anwar Alfadli Pictures: Martin Blowers at Town Crier Images

Halifax pair Liam Walsh and Scott Gladwin retained their unbeaten records as professionals on a seven-fight bill at Huddersfield Sports Centre on Saturday night.

Ex-amateur rugby league star Walsh made it seven wins out of seven with a 60-54 victory over Andrew Patterson in a contest of six three minute rounds.

Good jab: Liam Walsh lands a punch on Saturday

Good jab: Liam Walsh lands a punch on Saturday

The Midlander hasn’t a great record but has a reputation for being a hard hitter that people avoid and he and Walsh were involved in an excellent scrap.

Walsh was giving away four pounds to his opponent and was technically superior to Patterson, who tried to battle his way off the ropes with flurries of big punches.

Gladwin came in on the bantamweight limit of 8st 6lbs against the slightly heavier Anwar Alfadli from the Brendan Ingle gym in Sheffield.

The Ovenden man supplemented his debut win at North Bridge Leisure Centre in May7 with a 40-37 success over Alfadli, who proved an awkaward, quite aggressive opponent.

However, Gladwin boxed very well and showed good control to win three of the four three minute rounds with the other shared.

British super featherweight champion Gary Sykes warmed up for his fourth title defence against Gary Buckland at Ponds Forge, Sheffield in September with a win over Valentine Stoychev in the top of the bill contest.

Stoychev was stopped in the third round after taking a left hook to the body.

There was also an 18th straight victory for Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse whos gave away five pounds to Skegness’s Ben Lawler but still stopped him in the fourth round.

A second pro bill at North Bridge LC is on the cards with organisers of the last one trying to fix a date in October.

Walsh, the current Courier sportsman of the year, and Gladwin are both likely to fight on it.