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Dronfield boxer Rod Smith won the International Middlewight Masters title
Dronfield boxer Rod Smith won the International Middlewight Masters title

Rod ‘The Razor’ Smith believes his recent International Middleweight Masters title win will act as a springboard for his professional boxing career, Jimmy Ryan silences transfer specualtion by penning a contract extension with the Spireites and Chesterfield Panthers continue to lead the way at the top of the Midlands Division Four East (North) - plus much more in 12 pages of Derbyshire sport.

Here’s a sneak peek at what else is going on around the county:

- Find out why former Chesterfield forward Gary McSheffrey left the Spireites for League Two rivals Scunthorpe United

- We look to the week ahead as the Spireites face two crunch games against promotion rivals Southend and Rochdale

- Title chasing Alfreton Town aim to put a shock defeat to Lincoln City behind them as they take on Tamworth and Welling in the Conference Premier

- Matlock Town boss Mark Atkins demands a change from a ‘wasteful’ Gladiators, following a 1-1 draw at Grantham in the Northern Premier

- Staveley Miners Welfare prepare for the trip to Retford United in the NCEL Premier, Dronfield Town visit Yorkshire Amateur in the NCEL Division One and Clay Cross Town look to ounce back from a 4-1 defeat to Ollerton Town in the Central Midlands Football League

- Steelmelters overcome the weather and Pilsley in the Chesterfield and District Sunday Football League junior cup

- The junior scene has been hit by the weather in recent weeks with only a handful of fixtures taking place, but have the latest from Chesterfield Town, Dronfield and others.

- Chesterfield Panthers captain Steve Avenier believes competition for places can drive his table topping side to title glory

- Bolsover boxer Jamie Robinson explains why defeat to Michael Stupart will only spur him on to Battle of Britain success

- Rod ‘The Razor’ Smith rubbishes revenge fight talk with Steel City rival Liam Cameron and looks forward to bigger things

- ‘I just love fighting,’ claims kick boxer Jade Humphries after winning two gold medals in national competition

- And all the latest table tennis, snooker, cycling, basketball, sailing, ice hockey, golf, motor sports, cricket, angling, running, school sports and a day to remember for Chesterfield FC academy player Max Cook, plus much more in this week’s Derbyshire Times - OUT NOW!