TAUNTON’S only active professional boxer, Pawel Augustynik, maintained an unbeaten record with a unanimous points decision last Friday night, writes Marc Gatford.

In the bowels of Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City FC, Augustynik appeared leagues above Jevgenijs Andrejevs - a tough journeyman - who was outclassed over four rounds.

Throughout the contest, Andrejevs, whose record boasts a clash with current WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Tony Bellew, was backed up and picked off by the 22-year-old’s superior boxing skills. 

With little to offer offensively, the Latvian goaded Augustynik, dropping his defence in the second round inviting an attack. 

Responding in kind, the Pole twirled his 10oz glove in the air, before rocking the stoic southpaw’s head back with a straight right hand. 

The Taunton man’s all-action style, honed during a decorated amateur career where he claimed English, British, and International honours, promises more nights of fan-friendly fights. 

Though chalking up a comprehensive 40-36 victory, the prospect had been hampered in his preparations, and said afterwards: “I’m pleased with the result but my ankle wasn’t quite right because of an injury.

“There’s far more to come from me, which I will show my supporters in November.”

The Light Heavyweight’s fourth professional outing is set for Saturday, November 18 in Weston-super-Mare. For tickets, call David Entwistle on 07540 260064‬‬.