Tom Ansell beats Lee Hallett 60-55

PUBLISHED: 22:12 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 10 October 2018

Hitchin pro boxer Tom Ansell at Elite Fitness Gym ahead of his fight at York Hall. Picture: Danny Loo

Hitchin pro boxer Tom Ansell at Elite Fitness Gym ahead of his fight at York Hall. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2018

Hitchin’s highly-rated fighter Tom Ansell kept his unbeaten record after beating Canning Town’s Lee Hallett 60-55 after six absorbing rounds after their super lightweight bout.

Hitchin pro boxer Tom Ansell at Elite Fitness Gym ahead of his fight at York Hall. Picture: Danny LooHitchin pro boxer Tom Ansell at Elite Fitness Gym ahead of his fight at York Hall. Picture: Danny Loo

Despite a cagey opening as he sized up the wily Hallett, Ansell was ahead throughout.

Ansell looked comfortable as he constantly strove to work an opening to the body.

The 25-year-old from Hitchin lost a stone through intense training over the last few months to compete in the super lightweight division, down from 154lbs super welterweight to 140lbs.

The 5ft 9in fighter who has been training out of the Elite Gym near the town’s railway station went into the fight unbeaten in his first four professional bouts, knocking out Aleksandar Chukaleyski and winning his three others including triumphing over the experienced Fonz Alexander at the York Hall, Bethnal Green in June.

Hitchin pro boxer Tom Ansell hits some pads with Graham Tirrell at Elite Fitness Gym ahead of his fight at York Hall. Picture: Danny LooHitchin pro boxer Tom Ansell hits some pads with Graham Tirrell at Elite Fitness Gym ahead of his fight at York Hall. Picture: Danny Loo

As the final bell went the orthodox, former rugby-player turned boxer had far too much in his locker against Hallett from Canning Town as the talented Hitchin hotshot claimed another triumph.

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