Warrington TKO sets up Selby chance, Catterall, Woodstock, Metcalf, Langford and Barrett win

WBN 22/10/2017

Josh Warrington potentially set up a world title clash with Lee Selby by stopping Dennis Ceylan in Leeds.

Warrington dropped Ceylan twice in the tenth round to force an end to the contest and push towards a championship chance in 2018.

In the co-feature, another hard-fought encounter went the distance at the First Direct Arena as Jack Catterall became the new British super-lightweight champion.

Catterall dethroned Tyrone Nurse in a contest that was nothing to write home about, but which will mean the world to the title holder.

Judges scored in favour of Catterall 118-111, 117-111 and 115-114 on the cards as the Chorley man claimed a 19th career triumph.

Lyon Woodstock won a Fight of the Year contender with Craig Poxton to claim the WBO European super-featherweight title.

Poxton, too his credit, seemed to made of stone a times as the Yorkshireman followed on from his ten-round war with Boy Jones in February with another classic encounter.

In the end, Woodstock’s superior skills told as he saw out a 98-93, 97-95, 97-93 unanimous verdict on the cards.

Picking up the vacant English title and claiming a 19th victory, Zelfa ‘Flash’ Barrett proved too hot for Chris Conwell in their super-featherweight bout.

The 24 year-old Mancunian was on top when he dropped Conwell twice in the fourth round to see out a twelfth career knockout

James ‘JJ’ Metcalf, a.k.a ‘Kid Shamrock’ took out Damon Jones in the sixth stanza with a wicked body shot to make it 17-0.

British middleweight champion Tommy Langford kept busy for sterner tests to come with a six round decision over Miguel Aguilar, Langford was in control for the majority of the bout and won 60-53 with the in-ring official.

Welterweight Darren Tetley pushed to 15-0 with a second round victory over Terry Needham, before Jack Bateson kept the stoppage run going by getting Kamil Jaworek out of there in the second.

Jack Daniel dominated over the first three rounds before eventually forcing the stoppage against Roland Petrovics, whilst super featherweight Reece Mould moved to 7-0 by halting Colin O’Donovan.