Jolly good show from Aston as heavyweight David Allen blasts back

David Allen piles the pressure on Jindrich Velecky
David Allen piles the pressure on Jindrich Velecky

Heavyweight hope David Allen roared back into action with a third round stoppage while fellow Doncaster fighter Aston Jolly laid claim to his first professional title at the Dome.

The two men bookended an entertaining night of boxing on Saturday which also included a win on for Doncaster’s Lewis Booth.

Allen kicked off the card with a dominant performance over Czech fighter Jindrich Velecky on his first outing for 15 months.

Outweighing Velecky by close to three stone, Conisbrough’s Allen toyed with his foe, spending plenty of time behind the jab and roughing him up on the inside.

When the 23-year-old stepped up his game in the third round, Velecky had no answer. Starting with a big hook, Allen unleashed a barrage of shots which Velecky could not defend and referee Michael Alexander stepped in.

Allen moves into the British top ten with his record stretched to 7-0-1.

Stainforth’s Jolly can claim the British Classic Challenge light middleweight title after comfortably out-pointing Danny Brown in the main event – even if the British Boxing Board of Control are yet to sanction the new set of championships.

Jolly was presented with the title after his victory though not announced as the new champion, with the Board still having not acknowledged the Challenge belts as replacements for British Masters titles.

That will have hardly dented the 27-year-old’s mood after he comfortably completed his step up to eight rounds.

Jolly was rarely not in control against Brown, who mainly looked to spoil. Though unfazed by the opposition, Jolly could still do with a bit more variety in his arsenal as he looks to chase further title opportunities in the future.

Impressive Balby debutant Booth turned in an incredibly mature performance to win every round against Kristian Laight.

Never knocked off his stride by Laight’s distraction attempts, the 19-year-old showed off some stunning hand speed as he fired in strings of body shots before switching to the head.