Adams packs a punch to win Yorkshire Belt

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BIG-hitting boxer Cain Adams has become the first member from White Rose Boxing Club to win the Yorkshire Belt.

The 19-year-old beat Josh Butterfield, from Platinum Boxing Club in Bradford, with a unanimous decision to claim the vacant featherweight belt.

Adams won all three rounds of the bout, which took place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford.

It’s the first belt Adams has won in his blossoming boxing career and it’s the first time the belt has been won by a boxer from the Lightwaves Leisure Centre club.

His feat was even more impressive given that the former Outwood Grange Academy pupil only had a week to train for the fight and fought three rounds of three minutes for the first time in his boxing career.

“It seemed to suit him more to fight three minute rounds,” said White Rose club trainer John Hall.

“We only found out about the bout a week before when I got a call from the match maker saying that Butterfield’s scheduled opponent, a guy from Sheffield, had cried off.

“We also didn’t realise that the rounds were going to be three minutes long instead of the usual two.

“The print was so small on the information we received that we didn’t know about the three minute rounds until we were in the dressing rooms before the bout.

The belt was left vacant after Huddersfield-based boxer Sean Reynolds moved up a weight.

Adams’ victory takes his amateur record to an impressive 13 wins from 18 bouts.

And the Wintersett big hitter will be going toe-to-toe with Butterfield once again in May when he steps into the ring to defend his new belt for the first time.

The Bradford boxer has arranged a re-match with Adams at Harehills WMC in Leeds and will be keen for revenge.

See this week’s Wakefield Express Sport for full story and all the latest sports news from around the district.