Fought on undercard of Jordan Gill’s title bout with Emmanuel Dominguez at East of England Arena
Wisbech’s Joe Steed made it a fantastic five in Peterborough on Saturday.
He prevailed on points, 40-36, over Nicaraguan Miguel Aguilar in a super-welterweight contest, securing a fifth straight victory to extend his unbeaten record.
Steed fought on the undercard of Jordan Gill’s title bout with Emmanuel Dominguez, who was eager to impress at the East of England Arena.
It all went according to plan for the 21-year-old – who celebrated his birthday 24-hours earlier – in the opening exchanges, measuring his opponent on many occasions.
The tough Aguilar did cause some troubling moments, however, forcing Steed to go defensive but managing to recover with some neat left-right combinations.
Excitement within the audience grew by the moment as the contest drew to a close, Steed pushing Aguilar into the corner amid some earlier showboating.
But the Fen boxer’s threat throughout the four rounds was convincing enough to award him a pleasing victory.
Steed was a clear winner, taking all four rounds as he continued his development under Norwich trainer Graham Everett.
Speaking after the fight, Steed dedicated the win to his late grandad, Peter Parlett, who died last year. “It was real hard but I know he was up there watching me and that was for him.”
Steed also thanked his fans and sponsors.
He added: “You can’t beat it – the build-up this week, all my fans coming from Wisbech.
“It went well, it was good to show more and there’s even more to come.
“I want to step it up again and again; I’m in it for fights like this.”