Ellison hangs on to double up

Jordan Ellison is announced as the winner against Ibrar Riyaz

Jordan Ellison is announced as the winner against Ibrar Riyaz

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JORDAN Ellison showed his skill and then his survival talents to make it two pro wins from two.

But it was not easy as he had to withstand a late fightback from Ibrar Riyaz before emerging with a 39-38 victory from ref Graeme Williams.

The way the Seaham boxer started the bout, a four-round shut-out looked on the cards as Ellison landed combination after combination.

His fast hands ensured he landed time after time to the head and body of Riyaz and the first three minutes were all Ellison.

The second session was going the same way until Riyaz woke up and the Reading veteran came back well, prompting Ellison to work neatly off his jab.

Ellison used his left to good effect in the third and needed to box off the back foot, and did it well, as Riyaz ploughed forward, landing good body shots and a stinging right.

The last round went to Riyaz as he pushed and pushed and while a tiring Ellison was in no grave danger he still needed to be careful and negotiated his way to the final bell.

It was not a great finish, but there was enough promise from the 20-year-old.