Martin Murray just didn’t do enough against former world champion Hassan N’Dam, relinquishing his WBC middleweight Silver title over twelve rounds.
The St. Helens man, who vowed to retire if he lost, went down via majority decision to the elusive Frenchman.
Murray took time to get going and was handed a debatable knockdown in the fourth. The count ensured the four-time world title challenger didn’t concede the first four rounds.
N’Dam was slick and accurate, putting the rounds in the bank as Murray struggled to get his shots off.
Even a body barrage towards the end wasn’t enough as N’Dam got the decision 117-112, 116-112. The UK judge scored it even.
A dramatic final round almost saw a stoppage happen in the Mick Conlan v Jason Cunningham clash.
Conlan was largely in control on got stronger every round, although the last produced the fireworks.
Despite being rocked himself, Conlan landed several huge shots to almost take Cunningham out with seconds left.
The end verdict saw Conlan plow on to world honours with scores of 98-92 and 97-92 (twice) to go 10-0.
In a one-sided clash, Liam Williams took the British middleweight title with a late stoppage over Mark Heffron.
Tommy Fury made a successful pro debut with a dominant performance over Jevgenijs Andreevs.
Fury took every round of four on the cards but wasn’t able to put trainer Ricky Hatton’s orders to stop the stubborn Latvian into practice.
None-the-less, the 19 year-old did well for his first outing and will want to stay busy in order to keep improving after just 12 amateur fights.
In his first appearance of the year, former world champion Billy Joe Saunders managed to stop Charles Adamu in four.
A late addition to the bill, Saunders saw Adamu drafted in even later at the eleventh hour. The Hatfield had no trouble stopping Adamu on his stool after out-classing the veteran.
Nathan Gorman kept his perfect record en route to a possible clash with Daniel Dubois.
The Ricky Hatton-trained heavyweight was frustrated by replacement opponent Razvan Cojanu but ultimately won every round of the twelve.
Light-heavyweight Lydon Arthur remains undefeated after halting the challenge of Emmanuel Feuzeu in the fourth round. Whilst Troy Williamson out-pointed former world champion Rafal Jackiewicz 40-37 over the four round distance.
Harvey Horn opened the show, improving to 4-0 with a tight points win over Adam Hitchinson. The flyweight did just enough to take the verdict 58-57 on the referee’s scorecard.
THE VACANT BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
MARK HEFFRON 11st 3lbs 15oz V 11st 5lbs 13oz LIAM WILLIAMS
Fight # 11
THE IBF WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
JOSH WARRINGTON 8st 13lbs 9oz V 8st 13lbs 14oz CARL FRAMPTON MBE
Josh Warrington defends his IBF World Featherweight title against Carl Frampton exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office, Saturday 22 December.
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