THE sixth instalment of Ultimate Boxer, this one up at heavyweight, saw a return to Planet Ice and a win for Chertsey’s Nick Webb over Doncaster’s unbeaten Mark Bennett, who had endured two particularly gruelling bouts just to make it through to the final, his semi-final contest particularly so.
All three scoring judges, Mike Alexander, John Latham and Darren Sarginson, had the final 30-27 at the finish. Referee was Howard Foster.
Working behind the jab in the opener against a boxer and ex-soldier dubbed “Bad News”, Nick moved into an early lead. A clubbing right also contributed to his cause and while the Scott Welch-trained puncher extended his lead in the next he certainly didn’t have it all his own way – Bennett smashed home a booming right about 60 seconds in before Nick restored parity with a discombobulating left of his own.