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Hague Is A Hit
Tuesday 1st March 2016 @ 10:02 by Mark Phillip

Article by Chris Glover

Photos courtesy of Karen Priestley

Glossop’s own Adam Hague triumphed in Saturday night’s MGM Manchester show in Preston.

Hague, who is trained by Matthew Hatton, faced off against Croatian Silvje Kebet over four rounds.

Hague gained control of the ring from the outset, picking his shots well.

He put his Croatian opponent on to the back foot from the early stages, while Kebet was defensive minded throughout.

The mid rounds produced more of the same, with the Glossop man applying controlled but aggressive pressure, showing a good variety of punches.

Hague showed excellent ring control, in what was a very mature performance for the 22-year-old.

The referee awarded the contest 40-36 in favour of Adam ‘Hitman’ Hague who now moves to 6-0, with one knockout.

Both Hague and Hatton seemed happy with their performance and it looks like Hague will be progressed at a good pace in the pro ranks.

Adam said: “it felt good to win and get to 6-0, but i was a bit dissapointed i didn’t get a stoppage win.
“I can’t wait to fight again because i know I’ve got a lot more to offer.

“My next fight will be a step up in terms of level and that will bring out the best in me.

“I’d like to give a massive thanks to landlady Jo Anne at the New Inn pub from Hollingworth, for organising a coach full of supporters who came down and watched.”

Hyde’s Lyndon Newman was scheduled to fight for the British Challenge Middleweight title, however the fight was called off last minute due to a minor paperwork irregularity with Newman’s medical.

‘Lights Out’ will still get his title fight in the not so distant future and did have a few words about not being able to fight last Saturday evening,

“I’m devastated, I really.

“However I’ve done so many things right and had a good camp with my trainers Alan Page and Mark Council, so once my medical is sorted properly I will be back in the ring and hopefully winning titles in the very near future.”