Matkin vows to break the Mould in his rematch with Lee after draw

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Mosborough boxer Sam Matkin is vowing to be more convincing next time against Sunderland’s Lee Mould.

The light-welterweight duo went toe-to-toe for the British Masters Bronze Belt at the Sheffield Octagon on Saturday night.

Referee Michael Alexander could not declare a winner as he scored it 76-76 after eight rounds of non-stop action and the pair remain undefeated.

Matkin’s promoter, Dennis Hobson, says that he is likely to put the rematch on Jamie McDonnell’s world title defence show later this year.

Matkin, 23, who is also a recent law graduate, said: “I’m gutted that I just did not do enough to get the win.

“I’ll know what to expect next time over the distance and I’m sure that I can beat him.”

Six city fighters in total were in action over the weekend with Sam Sheedy from Sheffield Boxing Centre scoring a knockout win over Stanislav Nenkov from Bulgaria at the Concorde Centre.

The southpaw light-middleweight is edging closer to challenging for major domestic honours.

Ex-Sheffield United midfielder Curtis Woodhouse was stopped in the fourth round as he challenged for the Commonwealth lightweight title against Liverpool’s Derry Mathews.