Butler v Nieva undercard results: Satchell, Heffron and Flanagan victorious

Phil Jay 08/03/2014

Commonwealth flyweight champion Kevin Satchell took every round against game challenger Isaac Quaye to keep a firm grip on his title belt with a unanimous decision in Aintree.

The rangy Satchell looked huge in the ring compared to the Ghanaian, but just couldn’t get the dogged Quaye out of there despite a dominant twelve round performance. Judges awarded the 25 year-old a 120-108, 120-109, 119-110 win on the scorecards as ‘Satch’ moved to 12-0 and Quaye kept his record of never being stopped intact.

Also on the bill, Terry Flanagan came through Hungarian Gyorgy Mizsei Jr without much fuss and got in a good eight-round workout to improve to 23-0, whilst Ronnie Heffron scored a hard-fought ten round victory over previously undefeated John Thain.

The referee awarded the Oldham fighter the contest 96-95 in what was a tight affair throughout with Heffron certainly not an unworthy winner. On the whole, Thain may have just done enough to edge the contest under closer scrutiny, but the Scot now drops his first loss in twevle professional outings.

Earlier, Ryan Farrag stopped the evergreen Jason Booth in the fourth round of their bantamweight contest. The 26 year-old record his first career stoppage with a big right hand against the former world title challenger to push his record to 11-1.

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