6th November 2011
Ricky Burns turned in a career best performance to outbox and unanimously outpoint Michael Katsidis to win the WBO lightweight title at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.
Burns came out of the traps fast and met Katsidis in the middle of the ring behind a stiff quick jab, he took the fight to the Australian power house beating his opponent to the punch and bossing the exchanges.
All three judges awarded the Scottish boxer the verdict with scores of 117-112, 117-111 twice, making Burns a two weight world champion after giving up his super featherweight strap to challenge Katsidis at lightweight.
Report and Pics to follow…
George Groves retained his British and Commonwealth super-middleweight title with a second round KO over former Lonsdale belt holder Paul Smith.
George Groves and Adam Booth interview by Kugan – ifilmlondon.com
Billy Joe Saunders won his first professional title when he took the Southern Area middleweight belt off Gary Boulden via a solid 10 round points decision, winning 99-92 on the referee’s scorecard.
Billy Joe Saunders, Jimmy and Mark Tibbs interview by Kugan – ifilmlondon.com
Gary Corcoran outpointed Billy Smith 40-36 to get the London fight card underway.
Darren Cordona beat Aaron Fox on points over four rounds 39-38
Bradley Skeete stopped Jay Morris in round 5
Luke Robinson outpointed Sid Razak over four rounds
George Michael Carman and Tom Bowen fought to s draw over six rounds
Full fight reports and Photographs to follow