16th April 2011
Lee ‘Lights out’ Purdy claimed the British welterweight title tonight knocking out Craig Watson in the 5th round, living up to his name at the MEN arena in Manchester.
Munroe was made to work for his win by the capable Belarusian Isaeu who had come to Manchester with his own designs on winning the WBA international super-bantamweight belt that was on offer.
But Munroe stuck to his boxing and was a clear winner in the end, and going a good 12 rounds on his comeback fight will have done him no harm.
Judges scorecards read: 115-114, 116-112 and 117-112. all for Munroe.
St Helens’ Martin Murray made successful defence of his WBA International middleweight title, scoring a fourth round KO of Brazilian John Anderson Carvalho in his 22nd unbeaten professional fight.
Tasif Khan outpointed Mansfield based Latvian, Pavel Senkovs 40-36
Ireland’s Andy Murray outpointed Blackburn’s Graeme ‘Dezzi’ Higginson 78-75
Sheffield’s heavyweight prospect Richard Towers beat Belarusian Raman Sukhaterinm when the Belarusian quit after the fourth round.
Kid Galahad outpointed Dai Davies 40-36
undercard results from the MEN arena in Manchester to follow…