Scotland’s John Simpson defeated Martin Lindsay in his home town of Belfast to take the British featherweight championship with judges scores coming in at 116-113 116-113 116-113 all in favor of Simpson in a very good fight.
In a busy battle both gave their all, but it was Simpson from Greenock, that started and finished the exchanges with just that extra bit more left in his locker when the going got tough in the second half of the fight.
Simpson was hurting the champion Lindsay to the body, which took a lot of Lindsay’s energy, he looked a little out of sorts at times and not quite himself. But take nothing away from Simpson, it was a terrific performance from him fighting in the champions back yard of the King’s Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
This was make or break for Simpson tonight after having some bad decisions go against him in the past, he as resurrected his career and in doing so won the Lonsdale belt outright with this win.
Lindsay will now take a break over Christmas before re-mapping his route back to try and claim his title back.
Paul Edwards took Shinny Bayaar’s British Flyweight title in unfortunate circumstances, when the fight was stopped when Bayaar suffered a terrible cut, after a clash of heads. The cut was too bad for Bayaar to continue and the referee called the fight off, to Edwards delight.
Bayaar will be looking for a rematch in the new year to try and win his title back. The undefeated Edwards, is now 7-0.
Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries was made to fight and was ruffed up knocked around himself in the first round before knocking out Belfast’s Tommy Tolan in the 2nd round.
Jeffries realised he had to get the job done quickly, when a clash of heads opened a bad cut above his left eye. and by how bad it was, the referee wouldn’t have allowed him to carry on for much longer, then he opened up to drop Tolan with a good straight right that dropped the Belfast man.
Luke Wilton out-scored Usman Hamed 59-55 over 6 rounds , scoring a knockdown, to avenge a previous defeat to Hamed.
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