Dennis Hobson promoted the first of back-to-back shows this weekend, and in Friday’s headliner, Charlie Schofield gained the vacant English Super Middleweight title, and revenge.
Schofield clearly outscored Mickey Ellison in their rematch in the Sheffield Arena car park.
The pair first clashed in September 2019, where Ellison took victory by just a single point, but Mickey was coming off a first round loss to Padraig McCrory in September 2020.
Schofield hadn’t fought since the original meeting, whilst Ellison had been out three times, but he turned the tables in Yorkshire with a controlled performance.
Scores of 99-92, 97-93 and 96-94 ensured the Ashton-under-Lyne-based 27-year-old exacted redemption.
The card also saw the welcome return of Bradley Skeete, and the former British and Commonwealth Welterweight champion returned after a two-and-a-half-year break to stop Dale Arrowsmith up at Super Welterweight.
The end came in the third of the scheduled six rounder. Skeete was last out at the back end of 2018, where he was stunned inside two rounds by Diego Ramirez, but he will now hope to climb the domestic and international rankings at 154 pounds.
Another man returning after a long layoff was John Fewkes, and the 35-year-old ‘Fireball’ looked slick in a four round points win against Jordan Grannum.
Fewkes’ last fight came in March 2014, and he was most recently seen training Kell Brook in his win over Michael Zerafa in 2018 in what became a short-term arrangement.
Here, operating at Super Middleweight, Fewkes took all four rounds to take his slate to 22-2-2.
The vacant Central Area Heavyweight title was claimed by Chris Healey, and the Stockport man overcame Danny Whitaker by a single point over ten rounds.
In what seems like tradition in area title fights, it was a closely contested bout, with action aplenty, and Healey eventually got the nod by a score of 96-95 for referee, Darren Sarginson.
The well-travelled Brett Fidoe is always a match for anyone, despite his 65 career losses, and the wily Worcestershire native took a deserved points win over four against John-Joe Harkin, who was making his professional debut.
Referee, Jamie Kirkpatrick, returned a 39-38 verdict in Fidoe’s favour, earning him win number 14.
Lancashire Lightweight, Aaron Hayden, moved to 4-0, taking his four rounder against Jamie Quinn by a 40-37 margin.
There were four further debutants on the card. Dublin Light Heavyweight, John Carpenter, took all four rounds against Ryan Hibbert, while at Welterweight, Charlie Martin-Stuart did the same in his encounter with MJ Hall. Also at Welterweight, Joe Garside won the battle of the first-timers, taking his clash against Josh Cook by a 40-37 score.