Young climbs off floor to successfully defend his title

Kelvin Young is still the IBO inter-continental super-middleweight champion

Kelvin Young is still the IBO inter-continental super-middleweight champion

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Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor

KELVIN Young climbed off the canvas to claim a majority points success over Francis Tchoffo.

The Penhill pugilist was defending his IBO inter-continental super-middleweight title for the first time against Tchoffo.

And the big swinging Frenchman had the 27-year-old down in the sixth round in a pulsating contest at the Oasis Leisure Centre.

But in the end it was Young’s skills that saw him take two cards 96-94, and a 96-96 decision on the other.

Full report and reaction in Monday’s Adver

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