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Stoke-on-Trent boxer Kieran McLaren has won the British challenge Title after defeating light welterweight Chris Adaway by way of decision at Fenton Manor on Saturday.

The 23-year old was made to work for his victory in the eight round contest as the judge’s scorecard read 77-76 in favour of the home favourite.


Two Stoke-on-Trent boxers are preparing for title fights in front of 900 people at Kings Hall.

John Leonard and Lea Purcel will battle it out over four two-minute rounds in the European Boxing Federation (EBF) fight night for five belts which are up for grabs.