Artur Tomasevic was the star of this afternoon’s (June 6) Peterborough Police Amateur Boxing Club show at Focus Youth Centre.
The 16 year-old Peterborough puncher made it four wins from four fights in exciting style with a third round stoppage of Kyle Jelley from the Hall Green Amateur Boxing Club in Birmingham.
It was a polished performance from the local youngster and he was quite rightly honoured with the day’s best boxer trophy.
There were 10 contests in all and it was the 82kg match between Tomasevic and Jelley which the 200-strong crowd appreciated most.
Tomasevic made a cautious start but by the end of the first round he was well on top, catching the Brummie with thunderous shots to the head.
The onslaught continued in the second as Jelley soaked up a barrage of blows and he began bleeding heavily from the nose.
Towards the end of the round the Jelley wobbled under the might of a vicious right cross but the bell came to his rescue.
But a minute into the third round it was all over as Tomasevic twice put his man on the canvas with stunning combinations.
Although up quickly after the second knockdown, Jelley was led away to his corner after the manadatory eight-count had been completed, giving rising star Tomasevic victory on a technical knockout.
There were two other wins for the home club to celebrate.
Peter Puska, another unbeaten 16 year-old from Westwood, extended his winning start to the sport to three bouts when outpointing Waris Ahmed from Luton’s Strike 06 Amateur Boxing Club.
Puska was all guns blazing from first bell to the last and won all three rounds.
He probably missed with as many shots as he connected but his workrate was far superior and he never allowed Ahmed any room to manoeuvre.
Alex Tee was the third Peterborough Police ABC winner, picking up his first victory in his second contest.
The 17 year-old from Gunthorpe was a unanimous points winner against Abdul Delmont from the Strike 06 club. He used his feet well in the opening round to steer clear of trouble as Delmont ploughed forward looking to land the big punch.
Then in rounds two and three, as Delmont slowed down, Tee grew in confidence and peppered his opponent with accurate jabs and landed a few lusty left hooks to emerge a comfortable victor.
Peterborough ABC almost had a fourth winner in the show-closer when Daniel Meins (28) from Dogsthorpe took on Mahamud Samatar from Birmingham City ABC.
Samatar was a good foot taller at 6ft 4in and that proved decisive. Meins scored well to the body, especially in the opening round, but found Samatar’s head a far more difficult target to hit.
He never gave up trying though and did enjoy some success in the last round - once with a lovely uppercut. But, much to the surprise of many at ringside, it was Samatar who won a very close contest on a majority points decision.
It was Meins’ first loss in his second fight.
Peterborough Police ABC had a fifth fighter in action as Abbas Shahid, a 17 year-old from New England, took on Harry Little from Hall Green and lost unanimously on points.
Shahid had his moments, especially when clouting Little round the ear with some clubbing left hooks in the last round, but took too long to get into his stride.
Louai Ali (Birmingham City) beat Jack Wiffen (Sudbury) unan pts.
Aidan Gillan (Cambs Police) beat Tom Manning (Ernies ABC) unan pts.
Dylan Parker (Kingfisher) beat Soctt Allan (Cambs Police) unan pts.
Marco Pita (Cambs Police) beat Chris Wallace (Kettering ABC) maj pts.
Jasper Boydell (Sudbury) beat Ashley Linnett (Cambs Police) unan pts.