DESPITE away from the competitive ring for a couple of years, Peter Salami impressed to claim a superb victory recently.

Salami, the self styled Black Mamba and fighting out of Denbigh Boxing Club, had his first contest for two years against the very capable Ashley Pettigrew, of Stafford.

Pettigrew was having his last contest before turning professional.

Both boxers were supremely fit, as you would expect from a top of the bill contest.

The bout was evenly fought, but Salami put Pettigrew down with a left hook right at the end of the first round.

The Stafford boy came back and the second and the third rounds were very closely fought, with Salami trying to land another big punch and Pettigrew boxing cleverly.

In the fourth round, Salami landed a right to put Pettigrew down for a count again.

Pettigrew showed his fitness by not only surviving the round, but doing very well in the fifth and last round.

The two knockdowns were the deciding factor in the decision going to Salami.

The show was held at the prestigious I-con Club in Stafford and it was run by Anthony Bailey.

The promoting club Stafford Fight Factory had a boxer in every contest.