ON the night Anthony Joshua lost his heavyweight titles, the Vale of Clwyd's Mark Sweetman won the WBFB welterweight title in a classic top of the bill fight in Stoke on Trent against home town favourite Adam Sakr.

The first two rounds were closely fought, with Sweetman pressing forward and Sakr showing clever boxing skills.

Sakr certainly won the first round by his movement behind a good left jab and even shaded the second round, but a right hand to Sakr's body hurt him.

Sweetman's pressure and fitness was beginning to tell as his punches got closer to catching Sakr.

Mark finally caught up with his opponent in the third round when a perfect right hand to the chin put the Stoke boy down and out.

Sweetman's fitness and speed were the deciding factor in a closely fought and intriguing contest.

In Australia, another boxer who trained at the same club had a tough baptism to the sport of boxing in his first contest at the age of 40.

This is an age that most people are checking they have got their pension payments up to date.

Ollie Williams actually decided to give the sport a go by having a public contest.

He may have been a bit overawed, but he put up a good show until getting caught by a wild right hand and the referee stopped the contest.