Brave Kays leads champion’s Twitter tributes

Gary Sykes v Jon Kays'English super featherweight title defence. Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
Gary Sykes v Jon Kays'English super featherweight title defence. Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Brave Jonny Kays led the tributes on Twitter to Gary Sykes following his English title victory last Saturday.

The beaten Ashton man (@ 2smokes_kays ) Tweeted: “Well done @GarySykes Boxer and @centralboxing we can go bk 2 bein Friends again! My ribs r killing me ya rascal. Enjoy the win boys #toplads”

Freelance journalist and BoxNation pundit Steve Lillis (@stevelillis): “Gary was quality. Top fight. He has some engine on him in later rounds.”

In a Tweet thanking Bob Shannon for helping in the corner, Julian McGowan (@centralboxing) said: “Huge thanks to @Bob Shannons gym for working with Team Sykes last night. Ultimate professional no ifs and buts #bestinthebusiness”

Shannon responded: “ @centralboxing My pleasure as always lads!! Nice to catch up, Jon and Gary both put a lot into their fight!! Top pros!”

Catherine Hinchliffe (@cathrube) simply Tweeted: “excellent news, fab!”