A FORMER White Rose Boxing Club big-hitter fought on the undercard to Carl Froch’s IBF super-middleweight title bout against Lucian Bute in Nottingham on Saturday.
Middleweight Luke Robinson took on hot prospect John Ryder, who was unbeaten going into the bout, at the Capital FM Arena and lost an exciting eight-round contest on points.
Robinson, who now trains at Craig Vayro’s gym in Normanton, battled hard against the highly-rated Ryder but fell just short, with the judges giving the bout to Ryder 79-74.
It took his record to eight wins, three defeats and one draw from his 12 fights as a professional.
See this week’s Wakefied Express for all the latest sports news from around the district.