Scarborough boxer Shaun Ireland’s third professional fight ended in a technical draw.
The clash with Ryan Hanson at Doncaster Dome was halted by the match referee due to a cut suffered by the Westway man in the first round.
Ireland began the contest well and looked on top of his opponent during the opening exchanges, until a monumental clash of heads left the Scarborough man with a deep laceration to his eyebrow.
Ireland’s vision was severely impaired and Hanson landed a telling right hand shot that floored Ireland.
The latter was back to his feet and battled through the rest of the round before the referee called an early halt to proceedings on the advice of the ringside doctor.
Full report and reaction online and in Thursday’s Scarborough News.