A Glossop boxer has celebrated turning professional by winning his first two fights – in the space of eight days.
Adam Hague made his debut on 26th June at Barnsley Metrodome, out-pointing Rotherham fighter Lee Appleyard who was previously unbeaten.
And in a much different test, Hague faced veteran journeyman Jason Nesbitt on Saturday night at Magna in Rotherham.
After three rounds, Nesbitt’s corner pulled him from the fight.
For Hague, it was a satisfying conclusion, against a man stepping between the ropes for the 200th time.
“He’s very experienced and doesn’t get stopped a lot, no one really expected me to stop him,” he said.
“It went really well, he retired after the third round.
“I had given him two standing counts in the third, I think the ref should have stopped it, but his corner made the right decision and pulled him.
“I’m happy with that.”
Hague is trained in Stockport by former European champion Matthew Hatton, brother of former World champion Ricky.
“Matthew was very happy, he said it was a good start to my career. Now I’ve just got to keep winning and hopefully fight for titles in a couple of years,” he said.
The win over Nesbitt was enjoyable for Hague’s family and supporters as well.
“I was more nervous for this one, more so than the first one, because I had people down to watch.
“I was glad to get it done with.
“But it was top having all my supporters there to see it.
“I have to thank Matthew Hatton, my mum and grand parents, because they’ve helped me out financially, and Danny Hornsby.”
The 21-year-old said he will now take a week off to enjoy his second victory, before returning to train for a third fight that will be lined up by his coach in September.
“I don’t know yet who it will be, Matthew will make that decision, but it will probably be local, in this region,” he added.