Undercard results from Manchester Arena, England, UK
Martin Murray continued his early run at 168lbs as the three-time world title challenger eased to victory over Mirzet Bajrektarevic.
The St Helens man had the upper hand throughout, although Bajrektarevic can have valid gripes about the timing of the stoppage in the fifth round.
The British and Commonwealth welterweight titles were added to Sam Eggington’s belt haul as the Birmingham fighter totally dominated previously undefeated Glen Foot.
Eggington, who lost in the Prizefighter tournament Foot would go on to win back in 2013, showed just how much he has come on by taking every round of the eight sessions the fight lasted.
A head clash caused a bad cut to open up on Foot’s left eye and referee Steve Gray called a halt to the fight, realistically though to save the Sunderland man from further punishment.
The scorecards confirmed how wide apart the pair were on the night as Eggington took the plaudits 80-71, 80-72 and 79-72 with the judges.
Tyrone Nurse can count himself unlucky not to be the new British super lightweight champion after an entertaining twelve round draw with Chris Jenkins.
The Huddersfield man seemed to do enough throughout the fight to warrant the Lonsdale Belt, although only one of the scorecards agreed. At the end of the contest, Nurse was handed the fight 117-112 but was overruled by majority scores of 115-115 and 114-114. Eddie Hearn stated that he would arrange a rematch between the two immediately after the result was announced.
Hosea Burton out-pointed Nathan King for a 13th pro victory, whilst Jack Massey did similar to Martyn Grainger to go 8-0 since entering the paid ranks and Marcus Morrison dropped and defeated Laszlo Fasekas 40-35. Liam Taylor also tasted victory by seeing off Mark McKray on points over four.
Earlier, Jeff Saunders wasted no time taking out Hungarian also-ran Istvan Kiss in the first round, whilst Jono Carroll defeated Barrington Brown via technical decision after the bout was halted early due to a cut suffered by the eventual victor. Carroll’s eye took the brunt of a clash of heads, although the Irishman had done enough to improve to 8-0.
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