Barclay beats Hungarian Polster to maintain his winning start

Simon Barclay
Simon Barclay

Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay impressed ring greats in London last night.

Barclay extended his winning record to eight fights by outpointing Tamas Polster over six rounds at the Hilton Hotel in Mayfair.

The show raised funds for charity and guests included ex-world champion John Conteh and Dick McTaggart, who is possibly the best amateur boxer Britain has produced.

They saw Barclay dominate the Hungarian - and win every session on the referee’s scorecard.

Conteh described Barclay as “a good prospect” after the fight.

Barclay said: “I wasn’t 100 per cent, but I thought I boxed well.

“He was short and hard to hit cleanly, but I still had him in trouble several times in the second half of the fight.”

The win keeps the 25 year-old on course for big fights in the new year.

Barclay predicts 2016 will be “a big year for me” and manager Jason McClory confirmed: “I think Simon is ready to challenge for a title.

“If it doesn’t happen in his next fight, it will probably happen in the fight after that.

“Simon has already won an English-title eliminator (against Micky Steeds at the Rockingham Forest Hotel in September), but there are other titles out there for him.

“We will have to see what’s available.”