Debut victory for Jordan Reynolds as he wins on points
Luton fighter defeats Chapman in Bolton
Luton boxer Jordan Reynolds recorded a 60-54 points victory over Robbie Chapman during his hotly-anticipated professional debut at the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday night
The 25-year-old was making the step up to the pro ranks after an extremely successful amateur career in which he had won the Senior ABAs, plus also boxing for Team GB.
Up against an opponent who had six wins and six defeats from his 12 bouts, Reynolds began well and almost closed out victory at the end of round two with a big shot that connected well.
However, the bell saved Chapman on that occasion and the London fighter was able to see out the rest of the contest, but Reynolds, slick from beginning to end, won every round in the mind of the referee to start off with a confident victory on the MTK Global show.
Speaking afterwards, Reynolds said: “It’s been around two years now since my last fight in the amateurs.
“It’s been a long period of hurdles, but it’s helped build true resilience and character.
“We’ve got the ball rolling now and I want to climb the rankings.
“I’ve got a crowd-pleasing style, and I can box or have a war.
“I want to keep growing and become a conditioned professional.
“I got six good rounds in the bank and you can’t beat that experience.”