Lenroy Thomas splits Dave Allen for Commonwealth belt / Anthony Fowler wins in the first round

Joe Hewlett 27/05/2017

Dave Allen’s dream of becoming Commonwealth champion was shattered as he lost a split decision to Lenroy Thomas.

It was a close fight, with Allen starting the faster, ultimately the fight was lost towards the later rounds with the Jamaican landing cleaner shots.

Going the scorecard, the judges scored the contest 115-114 twice and 113-115 in favour of Thomas.

New Matchroom signing Jamie Cox made it a successful debut to extend his unbeaten run to 22-0 as he defeated Lewis Taylor.

Referee Steve Gray intervened in round 9 due to an accidental head clash.

The Swindon man captured the vacant WBA continental super-middleweight title as it got took the scorecards. The judges scored the contest 88-83, 88-83 and 87-84.Eddie Hearn has announced Cox will fight Rocky Fielding next for the British title.

Amateur star Anthony Fowler made a dream start to his professional career as ‘The Machine’ saw off Latvian Artus Geikins in the first round.

Fowler was a bit too eager at times but proved he has the power despite not showing what he and trainer Dave Coldwell had been working on.

Andy Townend won his super featherweight contest after dismantling Jon Kays in just two rounds.

The man from Barnsley floored Kays twice, delivering a thunderous right hook to the chin the second time before his corner threw the towel in.

Townend was due to fight for the vacant Commonwealth belt, although the 28 year-old failed weight and the strap was only on the line for Kays.

In the middleweight division, Nadeem Siddique halted late replacement Pal Olah in the third round to improve to 25-2, whilst early action from Sheffield saw Kyle Yousaf and Atif Shafiq both win comfortably on points.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95