Maxi Hughes continued his magnificent profession renaissance by successful the British light-weight title with a KO of Paul Hyland Jr on Friday night time.
Nonetheless, the combat’s conclusion was shambolic after confusion stemming from referee Mark Lyson.
Hyland Jr had put up a stable combat for the primary seven rounds, however was in the end outmatched towards Hughes.
A relentless physique assault was a giant issue for the eventual winner all through.
In spherical eight, Hughes obtained by with one more sturdy left hook to the physique.
Hyland Jr wilted and the referee jumped in between the pair – assuming he would contact down and rating a knockdown.
The referee pointed for Hughes to go to a impartial nook, however then seen Hyland Jr had recovered earlier than touching the canvas.
Because of this, he immediately corrected himself and informed the pair to field on.
Nonetheless, as he thought a knockdown had been scored, Hyland Jr turned away and didn’t see the referee change his thoughts.
With the motion resumed, Hughes then ran over and smashed his unsuspecting foe with a large proper hook to the pinnacle when he was not wanting.
Hyland Jr collapsed to the canvas and was counted out because of this.
The weird end didn’t low cost from Hughes’ efficiency although.
The Doncaster man beforehand misplaced two British title makes an attempt at super-featherweight and was contemplating strolling away from the game not so way back.
He’s now on a surprising win streak having upset Jono Carroll, outpointed Viktor Kotochigov and conquered the Lonsdale belt towards Hyland Jr.