Askam heavyweight Lee Kellett claimed a deserved points victory over Lithuania’s Tomas Vaicickas at Lincoln University last Saturday.

Kellett’s fight was the third of the night and this was the best the 40-year-old has looked in quite some time, as he looks to get himself into title contention.

Across the four-round contest, neither fighter held back, but it was Kellett who looked the more confident out of the two and he was putting some real power behind his shots, and looking the lighter on his feet against an opponent weighing 30kg heavier.

Vaicickas proved to be very obdurate in taking some of Kellett’s best shots, but he was well and truly on the back foot in the first couple of rounds.

However, he stepped up the pace in the third, making it much more of a contest and threatening a really close finish.

Kellett was having none of it, however, as he re-established his dominance in the fourth and final round, with the final minute essentially being a tiring Vaicickas sitting back and absorbing punshes.

It was no surprise, therefore, when Kellett was awarded the fight 39-36 by referee Lee Murtagh.

Kellett was fighting as part of the undercard of the WBU and WBF world super middleweight title fight between local boxer Nathan Decastro and late replacement Fernando Castaneda, of Mexico.

Decastro was looking to add the WBF crown while defending his WBU belt and, after a messy fight due to repeated holding by Castaneda, he was able to get the job done with a fifth-round stoppage, courtesy of a huge body shot.