A CONTROVERSIAL points decision went against Chelmsford boxer Lewis Meason on Saturday.

The fighter took on Sudbury’s Jimmy Boydell in what proved to be a close encounter.

Meason threw some good combinations in the first round and in the next two both boxers scrapped it out evenly.

Judges awarded the win to Boydell in a split decision to the disbelief of some spectators.

Meason said: “I really thought I had done enough to win. Even the ref said afterwards he thought I had won it.

“But I’ll be back in the gym on working on certain aspects of my technique and will be back to winning ways soon.”

On Friday, the long jab of the law was too much for Chelmsford Boxing Club’s Tom Reed on Friday.

The fighter entered the ring with City Police Boxing Club’s Ken Allfred and the cop was on the front foot for the majority of the bout.

Reed did come back looking for winning blows in the last round, but his efforts were not enough and judges awarded the win unanimously to Allfred.