WILTSHIRE fighters tasted multiple success at tonight's 'Rumble by the Avon' bill at Chippenham's Olympiad Leisure Centre.

Title holders Nick Blackwell and Liam Richards, based at Trowbridge's Contender Gym, claimed victories, as did Calne-born super-middleweight Andrew McCaffrey in front of a large crowd.

Blackwell, who had gone five months without ring action after picking up a virus, warmed up for the first defence of his English middleweight title against Matt Hainy in Derbyshire next month with a fourth-round stoppage of Latvian Andrejs Loginovs.

The 20-year-old, nicknamed 'Bang Bang', was always on the front foot against his opponent, a late change to the programme in place of countryman Sergejs Savrinovics.

Although the Trowbridge man's timing was slightly out, he still had too much firepower and took his unblemished professional record to eight wins with a stunning body punch that brought a standing count and eventual stoppage after one minute and 46 seconds of the fourth round.

Melksham's Richards, roared on by a noisy home support, emerged from a tough featherweight battle with Plymouth novice Ben Morrish as a narrow points victor.

The 24 year old landed most of the better shots during the six two-minute round contest but Morrish, who had requested to face Richards in only his second pro bout was never overawed and kept the decision in the balance until the end.

Calne super middleweight McCaffrey was similarly tested in his match-up with Llanelli's Robert Studzinski.

Both fighters landed quality blows but despite considerable swelling under his left eye, 'Macca' was given a slightly surprisingly wide 60-56 verdict.

Earlier, Trowbridge super-featherweight Dan Carr opened the evening's card, battling bravely before going down to a 40-37 defeat at the hands of Kingsteignton's Jamie Speight.

Elsewhere, there were points wins for Swindon middleweight Kelvin Young, 40-37 over Sheffield's Dean Walker, and Bristol light welterweight Dan Stewart, 59-56 over London-based Bulgarian Danny Dontchev.

Swindon heavyweight Nureddine Meddoune had the lightest workload of the evening.

Making his three stone weight advantage count fully, Meddoune took just one minute and 14 seconds to force a stoppage against hopelessly mismatched Latvian Florians Strupits.

Also an early winner was Bristol's former British and Commonwealth champion Lee Haskins, fighting at super flyweight.

The 27 year old stopped Bulgarian Fikret Remziev midway through the fourth round of their six round contest.