Chesterfield punching machine Dave McClellan was told a title fight could be next after he thrilled a sell-out crowd at Escapade night club.
John Ashton of promoters Raging Bull confirmed the 27 year-old carpet fitter could be battling for a European Boxing Federation-sanctioned belt in front of his home crowd later this year following his exciting points win over Barnsley tough guy Shaun Law.
His target is the vacant EBF Midlands Area light-middleweight championship.
McClellan said: “I definitely want a crack at a title soon and I feel fit and ready for it. Law was tough and it was good to get a few rounds under my belt after my last fight ended in the first round. I had a brilliant crowd again and couldn’t let them down.”
McClellan has taken the electrifying style that made him a top amateur into the professional ring and his volume and variety of punches was simply too much for Law.
Law takes on all comers on the EBF circuit and did well to survive the whirlwind attack McClellan launched at the opening bell.
McClellan kept the pressure on with two-fisted attacks until the final bell and Ashton, a former challenger for Commonwealth and European belts, said: “Dave boxes like a Mexican! He jumps on his opponents and throws punches from all angles.’’
Greg Scott-Briggs is another Chesterfield boxer in title contention following his points win in his local derby on the eight-fight bill.
He was matched with Adey Shirley, from Mansfield, and their fight was decided by the fourth and final round. Scott-Briggs settled quicker behind his jab before Shirley stepped up the pace to win the third round. The fourth was even and Scott-Brigg’s early work had him ahead on the judges’ scorecards at the final bell.
Scott-Briggs want EBF Midlands Area cruiserweight champion Steve Ward next. Ward, in the record books for being boxing’s oldest title holder, kept his belt by outpointing Keith Bentley from Leicester.
Bentley kept attacking and swinging looping hooks, but Ward was too well schooled and stuck to his text book boxing.
Gary Beardsley, from Bolsover, forced a two-round retirement win over Sid Duffy and promoter Ashton was delighted with the ring debuts of both Shane Barker and Lee Renshaw.
Barker out lasted Dave Bryson in a hard-fought scrap and Renshaw outpointed Mike Roberts.