More big fight frustration for Ryan Aston

Dudley's Ryan Aston suffered big fight frustration on the undercard of the Carl Froch bill in Nottingham on Saturday night.

BOXING

Dudley's Ryan Aston suffered big fight frustration on the undercard of the Carl Froch bill in Nottingham on Saturday night.

Aston was back in the ring following his shock defeat for the Midlands middleweight title in July and appeared to be heading for victory over Tyan Booth.

But an accidental clash of heads in the third of six rounds left the 21 year-old cut under his right eyebrow.

On the advice of the ringside doctor, referee Terry O'Connor declared the fight a technical draw.

Aston said: "I'm a bit annoyed. I wanted to go out there and prove a point, but the referee didn't give me a chance.

"It wasn't a bad cut. It didn't even need stitches, it was just glued together.

"I felt in charge. I was going through the gears and could feel him tiring."

Booth, making a comeback after almost three years out of the ring, is a tall, rangy boxer based with the Ingles' gym in Sheffield.

The Nottingham-born combatant looked to take the centre of the ring and keep Aston on the outside.

For a round, it worked, but Aston answered the bell for the second with a two-fisted attack that unsettled him.

After that, it was Booth who was forced to grab in the closing moments of the round after more punches found the target.

Aston, cheered on by a big following from the Black Country, kept the pressure on in the third until he was cut.

By Matt Bozeat