A match made in heaven for victorious Jason

Jason Cunningham proposes to his girlfriend Becky
Jason Cunningham proposes to his girlfriend Becky

Jason Cunningham won every round of his fight with the awkward Csaba Kovacs - and landed himself a new fiancee in the aftermath.

English super flyweight title hopeful Cunningham had more than enough skill to beat the Hungarian.

And he celebrated in style by proposing in the middle of the ring to girlfriend Becky Sabin, who gave a quick yes.

It was not quite as smooth sailing for Woodlands’ former ABA champion against Kovacs as southpaw and orthodox fighters combined in the worst way.

Legs were frequently tangled and Kovacs looked to spoil.

Cunningham was in full control when he boxed at distance but he occasionally was dragged in close where he was far less affective.

Discipline will be a key factor as to whether the 25-year-old succeeds and he must find a way to resist getting involved in a brawl.

Nevertheless, it was a welcome return to winning ways after consecutive defeats and a useful warm-up for and English title fight in May.

Jason Ball upset the odds to defeat Luke Crowcroft - most recently seen impressing in the latest edition of Prizefighter - for the British Masters Bronze middleweight crown.

There could be questions asked of the scoring in Ball’s win over Crowcroft which could easily have gone either way.

Ball took a 77-75 call in a Doncaster derby unexpectedly lacking real action or incident.

But the fight was always close with neither man really exerting themselves on proceedings.

Scawthorpe’s Crowcroft looked lethargic and only impressed in brief flurries. The drive and fearless nature he showed in Prizefighter was distinctly lacking in his performance.

Former Central Area champ Ball on the other hand kept things simple on the back foot throughout, his consistent approach possibly key to his victory.

He did not bring the fight to Crowcroft in the manner expected and certainly coped with that better than his opponent did.

After looking set to send his career on a sharp upward curve, Crowcroft is now likely to take a more steady approach as he slips to 8-3-0.

Ball on the other hand has seen his career receive a timely boost as he moves to 9-18-1.

Conisbrough’s Steven Hale opened the night with a quickfire win over Harvey Helmsley, earning a first round stoppage.

The lightweight Hale twice had Helmsley down before referee Andrew Wright stepped in midway through the round.

The stoppage was the second of the 29-year-old’s career and takes him to 5-0-0.

Denaby Main’s Adam Jones suffered a shock 40-37 points loss to journeyman Simone Lucas, moving him to 4-7-4 and damaging his prospects of fighting for a Central Area title next time out.

And Aston Jolly looked strong in winning every round against Bheki Moyo.