31 July 2011
In the all Liverpool lightweight derby battle Derry Mathews stopped Stephen Jennings in round six on Saturday night, at the Greenbank Leisure Centre in Liverpool, to win the vacant British Masters lightweight strap.
Since his return he has also avenged two defeats from earlier in his career against Scott Lawton and Choi Tseveenpurev, the latter in the Prizefighter tournament. Mathews is also showing the power at lightweight with his last 3 wins coming by knockout, 2 in the first round.
Mathews will now get ready to face Gavin Rees in the next chapter of his boxing revival and on this form will give the former world champion something to think about.
Derry is our British boxer of the week!