Reuben’s step up is an easy one

Reuben Arrowsmith. Picture by Rob Ellis/Hatton Promotions
Reuben Arrowsmith. Picture by Rob Ellis/Hatton Promotions

Reuben Arrowsmith was delighted with his performance when he maintained the unbeaten start to his professional career.

The 19-year-old made it five wins out of five as he saw off Chris Jenkinson in his first fight over six rounds.

And it was easier than anyone expected with the Ricky Hatton-trained super welterweight from Market Harborough taking every round.

“I boxed really well and was delighted with the win,” Arrowsmith said.

“I did what I was told and boxed to instructions and came away with a good win.

“He’s a really tough opponent and gives everyone a hard fight so it was great that I made it look so easy.

“I expected him to come at me more and that meant I had to adjust my plans.

“I think he felt the weight of my punches so stayed back quite a lot.

“So it was good that I came through that and showed improvement again.

“We’re working hard every day in the gym to improve and it’s really pleasing when I then put it into the ring.”

Arrowsmith, who is sponsored by by Gym 11, Harborough Tool Hire and SJ Watts Storage and Removals, also enjoyed his return Northampton – where he used to box – and being in front of a supportive crowd.

He added: “It was nice to be back there and in front of a home crowd.

“It was good to hear the fans making it a good atmosphere.”