Meikle makes history with good win on the road
Scunthorpe's Jody Meikle has become the first boxer from the town since April 1991 to go away from home and beat an unbeaten fighter inside the distance.
Not since Neil Leitch's sixth round technical knockout over Carl Roberts in Manchester has a Scunthorpe combatant got the job done with a KO on the road.
But Meikle's first-ever stoppage was coming when he shook Adam Corbett for a second time during their light heavyweight contest, scheduled to go four three-minute rounds, at Walsall Town Hall in the West Midlands last Friday.
The 32-year-old's abilities belie the four wins from 29 on his pro record and his victory was on the way after he hurt Corbett with a looping right hook in the first round.
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Corbett tried to fight back, only to take a few more, and was only saved when his gum shield flew out to buy him a bit more time against the man nicknamed the 'One Man Riot'.
In the second round, Corbett was pinned back in his corner and took another damaging right hook from Meikle which there was no way back from, with referee Shaun Messer intervening.
Meikle wrote of the fight on twitter: "Not only takes an unbeaten kids '0' did a job and stopped him in second #teamonemanriot."