Natasha Jonas topped off a stunning 2022 to add the IBF title to her WBO and WBC belts with a unanimous decision victory over Marie Dicaire.
Dicaire looked to use her size and physicality to her advantage as she pushed forward on the front foot against the smaller Jonas.
The Liverpudlian showed great composure however and regularly landed with accurate left-hooks and uppercuts to halt the Canadian in her tracks.
Dicaire never once slowed in her pursuit of victory but the cleaner and consistent work of Jonas made her a deserved winner on the judge’s scorecards (100-90, 90-92 and 97-93 respectively).
A big 2023 lies ahead for ‘Miss GB’ with a potential rematch with Terri Harper on the cards for all the marbles at super-welterweight.
A showdown with pound-for-pound star Claressa Shields is also on the cards, a fight Jonas welcomed during her post-fight interview.
British super-lightweight champion Dalton Smith made the first successful defence of his Lord Lonsdale belt with a hard-fought unanimous decision over Kaisee Benjamin.
Benjamin was competitive throughout and made Smith work for the victory, boxing well off the back-foot and regularly timing Smith with right-hands.
Smith however increased the tempo as the fight went on and brought his own right-hand into play as the rounds began to turn in his favour.
The three judges ringside scored the bout 115-114, 117-112 and 116-113 for the champion who will have learned a lot from the twelve rounds.
Trainer and father Grant Smith stated that the fight was in jeopardy last week due to Smith contracting a chest infection.
Frazier Clarke moved to 4-0-0 as a professional with a 60-54 win over Kamil Sokolowski.
The Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist faced a step-up in opponents against the Poland man after his initial three outings and was made to work at points across the six rounds.
Clarke grew more comfortable the longer the fight drew on however, finding the target on increasingly regular occasions and was a deserving winner at the sounding of the final bell.
Tyler Denny survived a late scare to defend his English middleweight title versus undefeated challenger Brad Rea.
The Midlander was dominant for much of the affair behind a tight guard and landed regularly with winging left-hands over the top.
Denny’s lead on the scorecards seemed to be widening on the scorecards as the final rounds drew closer.
The ninth threatened to turn the fight on its head however when a left-hook to the body took the wind from Denny’s sails.
Rea winged more shots to the body as he looked to score a knockdown.
Referee Darren Sarginson deducted a point from the champion for holding and Denny somehow survived the remainder of the round.
Denny saw out the fight with a disciplined display in the tenth and was deemed a unanimous winner on the three scorecards (95-94 twice and 97-92 respectively).
The defeat is Rea’s first as a professional.
Viddal Riley maintained his undefeated record with a third-round stoppage of Ross McGuigan.
The popular cruiserweight landed almost at will with looping right-hands in the first.
The same shot floored the Peckham man at 2:27 in the third with referee Sarginson waving the bout off almost immediately as he stood over a dazed McGuigan.
The win marks Riley’s fourth stoppage win inside seven contests so far.
Lightweight Dylan Cheema suffered his first defeat with a narrow 38-39 defeat to journeyman Jordan Ellison over four rounds.
Coventry’s Cheema enjoyed success throughout the bout but too often left himself open against the experienced Ellison who edged the contest in the eyes of referee Steve Gray.
Oldham middleweight Jack Kilgannon edged Meshack Mwankemwa over six rounds with a 58-56 victory.
Welterweight Clark Smith also won all four rounds against Dale Arrowsmith.