BRACKNELL boxer Luther Clay moved a step closer to a title fight with an impressive home victory over Yahya Tlaouziti.

Welterweight Clay recorded the 10th victory of his professional career with a unanimous decision over his gutsy French opponent who has not been stopped in 20 contests.

Clay – dubbed the Black Panther – controlled the fight at a packed Bracknell Leisure Centre from the outset as the 22-year-old’s superior speed caused Tlaouziti plenty of problems.

Clay moved well and showed plenty of patience by picking off the 25-year-old Frenchman with some stinging shots.

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Luther Clay lands a big right hand.

Tlaouziti did find some success during the eight-round bout by testing the chin of the home favourite.

But headline act Clay stood up to everything Tlaouziti threw at him before the referee raised him arm in victory in front of a super-charged home crowd.

Fight promoter Al Siesta of Siesta Boxing Promotion hopes to line up a title fight for Clay in Bracknell before the end of the year.

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Luther Clay receives instructions from his corner.

Saturday’s show included a host of other local talent including Surrey’s George Lamport, dubbed ‘The English Lomachenko’.

The 21-year-old super welterweight ended Reading-based Konrad Stempkowski’s (8-0) unbeaten record with an impressive fourth-round stoppage.

Lamport showed maturity beyond his years during a bruising encounter as both fighters went toe-to-toe.

But Lamport’s ring craft proved too much for 35-year-old Stempkowski ending in a knockout in the fourth, both men leaving the ring bloodied and exhausted.

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George Lamport catches Konrad Stempkowski with a powerful left hook on Saturday night.

Slough heavyweight Naylor Ball came up short against Devon-based Polish fighter Kamil Sokolowski.

Ball, 21, was lacking the experience of his 32-year-old seasoned opponent and, despite his nimble movement, struggled to match his strength.

A powerful left-hook by the Pole sent Ball crashing to the canvas in the second round.

Ball recovered from that but was knocked down again in the third before his corner threw in the towel.

Antonio Neves produces one of the upsets of the night against previously unbeaten Scotsman, Derek Renfrew, at welterweight.

Frenchman Neves (3-13) looked sharp from the outset as the slick southpaw moved smoothly around the ring and began landing with a big left hook.

Renfrew was sent crashing to the floor in the fourth round and, although he got back on his feet, he was hit by another shuddering left hook that knocked him clean out.

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Antonio Neves procuded an upset by knocking out previously unbeaten Scotsman, Derek Renfrew.

The Scotsman eventually regained consciousness as both men left the ring to a rousing show of appreciation from spectators.

Surrey heavyweight, Nick Webb made his comeback after a KO defeat to David Allen on the Whyte-Parker undercard in late July.

Webb, 31, took on Dorian Darch, 34, and disposed of the Welshman inside two rounds for a comfortable victory.

Dubai-based super lightweight Rohan Date marked his second Bracknell outing with perhaps the knockout of the night.

The 25-year-old Irishman knocked opponent Reyhan Todorov out of the ring in dramatic fashion for an impressive victory.

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Nick Webb is declared the winner after his heavyweight bout against Dorian Darch.

Farnborough-based super featherweight Andre Grant protected his unbeaten record with a narrow victory over the experienced Nicaraguan Reynaldo Cajina.

The well-supported Grant, 29, won the verdict 39-38 on points after a closely-fought contest and may need to step it up in future bouts.

Unbeaten Danish fighter Landry Kore, who is connected to the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas, recorded his ninth victory at the expense of Welshman Christian Gomez.

Kore, 29, shone from the opening bell but Gomez, 23, also found success of his own before a nasty cut above his left eye forced the referee to stop the fight.