Ellesmere Port’s Paul Economides (20-5, 4KO’s) comfortably outboxed Nicaraguan trier Elvis Guillen over six rounds. 

Economides, 122 1/2lbs, can be a slick operator when he finds his groove and when he looks back over the fight, will be able to proudly say ‘Got my Mojo Working.’ 

After six routine rounds, Economides earned a 60-54.

Elvis, who weighted may not be the most skilful operator but he certainly doesn’t posses a wooden heart. He gave his usual effort but after the final bell, he was forced to hold his hands up and say ‘Alright, Okay, You Win’

Economides is now 29 years old and if we are going to see what he may be capable of, he needs to make a significant step up in class next year.

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Ged Carroll (3-0) and Irvin Magno (0-2-1) got the evenings action underway at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. After four exciting rounds, Carroll got the decision.

It will go under the radar but this was a meaningful win for

Carroll relied on his boxing and movement while the powerful, tough Magno looked to walk the Liverpudlian down.

Magno, 139 1/2lbs, is far better than his record suggests and was widely judged to have been harshly treated when dropping a decision in his hometown of Buxton two weeks ago. He showed no sign of damaged confidence as he planted his feet and looked to get his left hook working.

Carroll, 140 1/2lbs, looked to constantly keep Magno from getting set, landing his shots before stepping away out of range. If you can’t establish a jab, Magno will walk you down and the Derbyshire based Filipino found the mark with some big right hands.

It was a well matched fight and after four rounds, was awarded 39-38 a verdict.

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Mairis Breidis (21-0, 18KO’s) defied ‘God’s Power’ [world ranked Olanrewaju Durodola] in his last fight and treated Middlesbrough’s Simon Valilly like a mere mortal. The Latvian is the number one contender for Tony Bellew’s WBC cruiserweight title and his appearance at the Echo Arena gave fans the opportunity to see him in action and provided Bellew’s handlers with the chance to cast their eye over the dangerous puncher.

Breidis, 201 1/2lbs, didn’t dominate from the outset. Valily, 199 1/2lbs, can box but sldespite the stark the difference in power and experience, he landed a nice jab and a clean right hand in the opener and wasn’t afraid to trade power shots.

Valily (9-1, 2 KOs) is a talented fighter but has operated at a significantly lower level. The gap from picking up impressive but comfortable wins on the the journeyman circuit to attempting to turn back one of the most dangerous cruiserweight on the planet was just much too far to bridge in one jump.

Breidis attracted a large fan based to the Echo Arena and delighted them with a huge right hook that rocked Valily badly as the second round ended. He kept up the pressure in the third and found his mark with increasing accuracy, dropping the Middlesbrough man.

Eventually, referee John Latham stopped the fight at 2.36 of the third.

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Craig Glover (2-0, 1 KO) outpointed Rolandas Cesna over four rounds at cruiserweight. It seems like every British cruiserweight needs to get past Cesna at some early point in their career and Liverpool’s Glover – who made his debut on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s WBC title win at Goodison Park – successfully passed the test.

Glover, 198 1/2lbs, took centre ring and knocked ambition out of Cesna, 195lbs, within the opening three minutes. From that point on, it was a survival mission for the Lithuanian.

After found rounds, the scorecard read 40-36 in Glover’s favour.

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Rocky Fielding (23-1, 13 KO’s before) returned to action and stopped hapless Hungarian Istan Zeller, 166lbs, in two rounds.

Fielding’s fan were in good voice as usual and the popular Liverpudlian, who weighed 172 1/4lbs, had them.on their feet in the very first round as a left hook dropped Zeller. A barrage floored him in the second and that was all she wrote.

The official time was 0.44 of the second.

It was Fielding’s first appearance since battling to a split decision victory over Christopher Rebrasse in April and will simply be pleased to have seen some action. He will be looking to get into title action early in 2017.

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Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd’s WBC international title against Belgium’s Francesco Patera, 133 1/4lbs, always seemed likely to be a potential banana skin and the 32 year old was forced to work extremely hard for the split decision he received after ten hard rounds.

Entering the ring to traditional Birkenhead rave music, Dodd, 134lbs, seemed to be soaking up the big fight atmosphere. After a scouting round, he returned to his corner with a confident look.

That confidence was badly shaken in round two when he was badly hurt by a right hand and the pattern continued through round three, Dodd seemingly unable to get away from the Belgians straighter punches.

Realising that he would be unlikely to come out on top in a boxing match, Dodd decided to turn the contest into a fight. The action became messy, but Dodd fared much better. He didn’t land much clean work, but it became Dodd’s kind of fight.

Quality work was at a premium but the fight became closer and closer down the stretch.

After ten rounds, two scorecards of 96-94 96-94 in Dodd’s favour overruled a card of 96-95 in favour of Patera. Dodd is now 12-2-1 with two knockouts.

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Ryan Burnett outpointed Ryan Farrag over 12 gruelling rounds to retain his British title. more..

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Luke Campbell knocked out Derry Mathews in the fourth round with some hurtful body shots. Mathews beat the count after a left uppercut to the gut dropped him. But a big rally from Campbell and another wicked hook to the body saw Mathews go down again and stay down for the full count of ten. more..

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Scott Fitzgerald wins on points 58-56 against Adam Jones.

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Coming next Bellew vs Flores

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