Grimsby boxer Kevin Hooper lands historic title treble
GRIMSBY boxer Kevin Hooper made history last night by winning the Midlands Area lightweight title at the Beachcomber, Humberston.
The 28-year-old moved in line for English honours after becoming the first Grimsby fighter to bag a hat-trick of professional titles - all on home soil.
Hooper out-pointed former Area title holder Amir Unsworth, of Sleaford, by 99 to 91 after ten three-minute rounds.
By winning the English title eliminator against his stable-mate, a match that manager Carl Greaves labelled as '50-50', the Grimsby man extended his record to 13 wins from as many fights.
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Hooper, coached by Sean Wood at Grimsby Pro-Am, now holds the Area belt in addition to his British and International Masters honours.
On the undercard, Hull's Joel Haigh beat Dan Carr 59-56, Stainforth's Micky Davies out-pointed Lincoln's Rick Boulter 40-35, and Scunthorpe's Jody Meikle beat Mitch Mitchell 40-37.
Reaction and pictures in Monday's Grimsby Telegraph