Robinson shows his class

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CASTLEFORD middleweight Luke “Lionheart” Robinson (pictured) was in impressive action at a sold out Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday.

On the Mark Bateson 11-fight professional boxing show titled “Sudden Impact,” former ABA Yorkshire champion and ABA finalist Robinson was up against Johnny Musgrave, a fighter with a winning record.

Musgrave had never been stopped in 18 contests and knew that victory would shoot him up the British rankings so the 23-year-old Castleford boxer had a lot to lose.

However, from the first bell Robinson was on the front foot with a solid jab and punishing hooks to the body.

He gained the centre of the ring and backed his opponents onto the ropes in the first two rounds.

In the third the Barnsley man tried to break Robinson’s rhythm, but what little he landed quickly came back from the highly ranked Castleford man.

The fourth and final round saw Robinson land good combinations to continue to dominate and at the bell he was rewarded with a shut-out 40-36 victory to send his supporters home happy.

Afterwards, Robinson said: “Next month Erick Ochieng fights for the English title.

“I am the only man to have beaten him and if he wins I hope he is man enough to face me in his first defence.”

Robinson thanked Craig Vayro for his help in training for Saturday’s fight and everyone who came to support him.