JAY Reidy came through a dramatic up-and-down fight to bring a belt and a cup back to Hereford.

Despite being knocked down the Hereford fighter got back up to land a blow of his own.

The Tank Promotions Novice light-heavyweight belt and the Charlie Greene Memorial Cup were up for grabs when Reidy squared up to Archie Connolly in Swindon.

The fight lasted only 90 seconds – and provided as much excitement as some 12-round battles.

Reidy was fired up by the memory of his late friend Charlie Greene – and at the opening bell, the fighters met in the centre of the ring and let their hands go.

Reidy left a gap in his defences and shipped what he later described as “the hardest punch I’ve taken in my life.”

The punch was a short, whipping right hook and it left Reidy on the floor and badly dazed.

The referee took a while before deciding Reidy could carry on after he got up and he waded straight back into battle, trading punches furiously with the home favourite.

The next clean punch was landed by Reidy, a right hand to Connolly’s jaw that sent him sprawling on the floor.

He couldn’t control his legs after climbing off the canvas and the referee waved the fight off, sparking wild celebrations among Reidy’s supporters.

Reidy quickly returns to the ring in Birmingham tomorrow (Friday, March 4).