Mould is happy with steady progress

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WEARSIDER Lee Mould put in yet another strong performance as he defeated experienced Kristian Laight 40-36.

The youngster was making only his second professional outing and knows exactly what he has to do now.

He told the Echo: “It’s all a learning curve at this stage.

“It is only early in my career so it is hard to say where I want to be in a year’s time, so for the time being I have to keep my feet on the ground.

“Hopefully chances will come because I felt extremely strong over the rounds. What we worked on was perfect and it all came together throughout.”

Mould is building a reputation as a power puncher with his body shot becoming a trademark.

Laight was clearly hurt as Mould threw shots straight and rocked his opponent.

He added: “I like the straight shots and I was happy with the way they worked. He has been around for years and he was rocking off my shots, so I can only get confidence from the win.”

Horden’s Greg O’Neil kicked off proceedings with a tidy 40-36 victory over Trowbridge’s Dan Blackwell.

He took the fight to his opponent throughout and dominated as he eased his way to the second victory of his career.

The power-puncher looked a lot better than in his debut contest where he was floored in the first, only to come back and win, and was happy with the result.

He said: “I’m pleased to have won but I know I can be better. I thought I made hard work of it but he never troubled me.”