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Sean Noakes speaks about his title ambitions after stoppage victory over Marian Wesolowski and the possibility of fighting at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium one day

Sean Noakes is closing in on a title fight after producing his best performance yet.

The Maidstone welterweight extended his professional record to 7-0 with a classy display against Marian Wesolowski (4-12-1) at York Hall in London on Friday night.

Sean Noakes gets to work behind his jab against Marian Wesolowski on Friday night. Picture: Queensberry Promotions
Sean Noakes gets to work behind his jab against Marian Wesolowski on Friday night. Picture: Queensberry Promotions

He dominated his Polish opponent, getting to work behind the left jab, with referee Mark Bates stepping in during the third round.

“When the first jab landed I knew I had the measure of him and it wouldn’t be too long before I stopped him,” said Noakes, back in action following surgery on his right hand.

“If I put a couple of good clusters together the referee was going to wave it off - there wasn’t much coming back.

“His face looked so sore afterwards.

“Technically it was probably my best performance.

“The jab was key. Where I had the injury, I’d been working on my jab and it’s probably my best shot at the moment.

“Everything came off the jab, so I was really happy with the performance.”

Promoter Frank Warren, manager Francis Warren and trainer Micky Burke were equally pleased with Noakes’ display. A title shot may not be too far away.

“I feel I’m going from strength to strength,” said Noakes, 28.

“I’m more comfortable with the longer rounds, I’m feeling strong, everything’s coming together.

“From my debut to now, I feel I’m twice the fighter.

“Hopefully I can keep improving because titles aren’t far away now.

“There’s nothing specific yet but my manager is looking for a title fight maybe even next or the fight after.

“My coach wants me to have an eight-rounder first but if something comes up, we’ll take it.”

Noakes, meanwhile, has raised hopes of boxing in his home town at Maidstone’s Gallagher Stadium one day.

It’s something both he and brother Sam, the British and Commonwealth lightweight champion, have spoken about.

“It’s a genuine possibility,” said Noakes.

“I know Maidstone want it and me and my brother want it. You’ve got to get sponsorship behind it and when that happens, Frank will put it on.

“My brother’s got big titles and I want a title so we can’t be too far away from a show down at the Gallagher.

“I think it would be amazing and something the town’s never had before.

“It would be good to be the first people to box at the Gallagher.”

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