Kays plots career climb

Date published: 10 March 2014


JON Kays is ready to climb the boxing ladder after retaining his English super-featherweight title at Oldham Sports Centre.

The 30 year old from Ashton clinched a majority decision over Lee Glover after 10 gruelling rounds.

Speaking after his 19th professional win, Kays said: “After the third round, I thought he was blowing a bit and I tried landing shots over the top. Give him his due, he got his second wind.

“I want to move forward now, with bigger fights, a British eliminator or an inter-continental, but as long as I keep working hard, whatever the title, I don’t really care.”

For Oldham light-welterweight Ashley Mayall, his eighth career pro fight proved a sharp learning experience.

The 23 year old was stopped at the end of the opening round after a barrage of punches from late replacement AJ Faizey, from Lower Darwen.

Mayall’s trainer Joe Pennington, of Northside ABC, said: “We had to take the fight as we had sold the tickets. The original opponent (Dan Car) had an ear infection and another kid a chest infection.

“The kid we ended up against had had one fight and won it by KO. We knew he was dangerous. The crowd were screaming for him and he wanted to show how good he was. He’ll get over it and next time we won’t take a gamble.”