STAFFORD professional boxer Rob Hunt returned to the ring after an eight month absence - and won in style!
The 27-year-old proved far too sharp and powerful for Birmingham veteran Andy Patterson and emerged a clear winner on points.
Hunt, whose last bout was a Prizefighter debut at Wolverhampton in January, admitted he had returned more confident than he had done for some time.
“He was a tough opponent who just kept coming at me. He was a game fighter, but I had super speed and power and had him down in the fifth,” said Hunt, who is now managed by Wednesbury-based trainer and matchmaker Errol Johnson.
“I felt I boxed as well as I have for some time. After the first round I began to hit him (Patterson) with a series of punches.
“The strength work and conditioning I’ve been doing definitely paid off on this occasion,” said Hunt, who took in his first six-rounder in a couple of years.
“But I had now problem with my fitness and several supporters commented afterwards that I’d looked sharper than I had for some time.” Hunt, who was full of praise for the large support he had received at Walsall Town Hall, is looking at Noevmber for his next fight.