A FIGHTER who represents Eastburn ABC landed a stunning first-round knockout blow as he spectacularly defended his Welterweight Yorkshire Challenge Belt title.

Ilkley boxer Louis 'Bomber' Brow, 19, was forced to make a mandatory defence of his title against the experienced Senior Yorkshire Champion Conner 'The Dog' Daubney, of the renowned Titans Boxing Club in Sheffield.

Following a high quality array of junior boxing from across the county, this was expected to be a long, drawn-out top of the bill affair between two evenly matched Yorkshire Champions.

But the bout, at the famous Halifax Sports and Fitness Boxing venue on Mill Lane, was unexpectedly short-lived.

Brow went on the offensive from the first sound of the bell, and following a flurry of punches, Brow absorbed the inevitable and reciprocated a quick response to a strong jab.

A strong left hook rocked Daubney, who responded well and countered with an incisive defence that enabled an impressive recovery.

But a fierce right uppercut from Brow put paid to any semblance of a comeback, as the referee immediately signalled an end to the fight as Daubney lay prone on the canvas.

The Sheffield man immediately returned to his feet like the true warrior he is, but unfortunately it was to no avail, as the referee officially called a halt to the bout halfway through the first round.

This was a crucial defence for Brow, as he continues his quest to conquer his weight division on the amateur stage.

Brow thanked his coaches Naz Jalil and Mark Robinson after the impressive victory, who he said have been absolutely instrumental in his successful growth and development.

The teenage star also paid tribute to his main sponsors, SparBar UK and The Purchasing Company (Otley), who are continuing to support his fledgling boxing career.