Eastwood boxer Calum Reeve seals knock-out win

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Eastwood light-heavyweight Calum Reeve raced to a quick win in Nottingham.

Reeve took less than a minute to blast out Darren Page at Oceana nightclub.

That means the 22 year-old has now had back-to-back stoppages since losing his ring debut earlier this year.

Coach Ian Buttle, who trains Reeve at the Fit 2 Fight gym in Ilkeston, said: “Calum was a bit disappointed it was over so quickly.

“He wants to show he can box and get a few rounds under his belt, but he’s doing something right if he keeps stopping his opponents.

“I wasn’t surprised the fight was over that quickly. Calum was hitting the pads with awesome power in the changing room before the fight.”

Though the fight was over quickly, Reeve didn’t rush his work.

He got behind his jab, then walked Payne onto a short left hook that dropped him in a heap.

He got up and when the fight restarted, Reeve took his time before putting together a heavy two-fisted salvo that put Payne on his knees for the full count.

Buttle added: “Calum’s looking better with every fight. He’s showing more power and composure every time he boxes.”

Reeve expects to be back in the ring next February, possibly in a rematch against Paul Walker.

The Leeds fighter ruined Reeve’s ring debut with a points win and Buttle said: “Calum is keen for the rematch. He’s a different fighter now and wants to prove it. We will have to see if Walker wants the rematch.”