Ward wins place in Guinness Book of Records
Boxing: Mansfield's Steve Ward wants a British title fight next after securing his place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Raging Bull promoter John Ashton is sending a DVD of the 54-year-old's latest win to the book's compilers and Ward should be in the next edition in November.
Ward is planning a fairytale ending to his boxing career after out-pointing Peter McJob over four gruelling rounds for the EBF Midlands belt in Chesterfield.
He is hoping to secure a crack at the EBF British cruiserweight title on the next show in Chesterfield on June 11.
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Unbeaten Sarj Singh currently holds the belt but he is struggling with a shoulder injury.
Ward said: "McJob was a dirty fighter. He used every trick in the book and came close to being disqualified.
"It was a tough fight and I want to thank my supporters for getting me through it. I never realised I had that many friends."
McJob, who picked up a couple of public warnings from the referee for his tactics, launched big attacks from the opening bell.
Ward was untroubled however, and picked crisp blows that dropped McJob twice.
At the final bell, all three judges awarded every round to Ward, who is sponsored by Toothill Motors in Mansfield.
"I would love a British title fight next," added Ward. "That would be a great way to finish my career."
There were also wins for two other ex-pros, Gavin Down and Greg Scot-Briggs.
Robin Hood's Pavels Senkovs went down on points over four to Lewis Pettitt in Gillingham. Alfreton-based Elvis Dube also lost on points to Dan Woodgate.
Newark-based Ben Lawler was stopped in four by Chris Johnson in Wigan.