Rising light-heavyweight Jake ‘Razor’ Sharp was held to a draw in his third professional night.
The Newark fighter was part of the Midland Pride show in Nottingham that was staged by promoter Carl Greaves.
Sharp, who stopped his previous two opponents, was involved in a tough bout against the experienced Kamil Al Temimi, a former amateur in Poland who now boxes out of Wales.
Greaves, who runs the Carl Greaves Boxing Academy and Fitness Centre, Newark, said Sharp would learn more from the draw over four three-minute rounds than his previous two victories.
“It was a hard fight and a fair result, although obviously not great for Jake,” said Greaves.
“Jake does not have too much experience and was probably trying too hard to knock his opponent out.
“He had won his first two pro fights inside the distance and was trying to do the same.
“He will learn more from that. He needs to get back to his boxing skills, use his jab more and not look for the big punch all the time.”
'It was a great fight'
Sharp, who is trained by former masters champion Andrew Lowe and managed by Greaves, will now be given a couple more fights before a possible rematch with Kamil over six rounds.
Greaves said: “It was a great fight. Hopefully Jake will get back to winning ways next time.”
- Another Newark boxer, Nina Bradley, saw her fight on the Midland Pride bill cancelled at the last minute.
Her German opponent, Kim Angelina Jaeckel, failed a medical.
Bradley will now fight for the women’s International Welterweight Challenge Belt on Greaves’ final show of the year, a Christmas dinner promotion in Sheffield, on Wednesday, December 13.