Oldfield wins at Denaby – Billy Yates in the ring again

June 1935

Mexborough & Swinton Times June 14 1935

Oldfield wins at Denaby
Billy Yates in the ring again

There was a poor attendance at the drill Hall, Denaby Main, on Friday when Fred Oldfield (Mexborough) beat Farmer Jackson (Doncaster) on points over eight rounds, the winner gaining the verdict chiefly for his aggression in the last round.

After a time start Oldfield landed several upper cuts on Farmer’s jaw in the second round while in third PHARMA, who got home with their couple of good rights, had to be cautioned twice for hitting low. The fifth round was more even and in the sixth Jackson used a left lead to advantage. In the seventh Oldfield came into the limelight for a time but in the closing stages Farmer landed three lefts to the jaw. Oldfield relied on his left to win the last round.

Hugh Sharples (Denaby) and Dick Oldfield (Mexborough) fought a draw over eight rounds. After the fourth round Sharples sailed in with both hands to win the following rounds.

The most interesting fight was between Shod Day (Conisbrough) and young Hartley (Denaby) over six rounds which ended in a draw. Both contestants went at it for all they were worth.

After a long absence from the ring through injuries Billy Yates (Mexborough) made a reappearance, this time in an exhibition bout over three rounds with Jack Kelly (Conisbrough).

Fran Lane was the referee and Peter Parry the timekeeper