Vasyl Lomachenko v Luke Campbell: Undercard results from London
World Boxing News provides results live from the O2 Arena in London for Vasyl Lomachenko v Luke Campbell.
Hughie Fury was left heartbroken once again as he was defeated by Alexander Povetkin via unanimous decision.
The Russian won most of the rounds during the second half of the fight and hurt the Englishman in the eighth before Fury received a cut above the left eye in the ninth.
All three judges scored it 117-111. For Povetkin, it was a win which brings him back into world contention having not fought since his KO loss to Anthony Joshua.
Meanwhile, for Team Fury, it’s back to the drawing board after losing three big fights to three world class fighters in Povetkin, Joseph Parker and Kubrat Pulev.
London’s O2 was left in utter astonishment as the bout between Charlie Edwards and Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar was deemed a no contest.
It looked like Martinez had ripped the WBC green-and-gold belt away from Edwards after the Mexican had unleashed a barrage of shots to floor the Englishman.
However, celebrations were short-lived as WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman wasted no time in ruling the fight a no contest. Replays showed the final punch had landed whilst Edwards was on one knee. After the contest, Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports: “The shot was not late it was next week. It is a blatant low blow.”
Edwards followed up and said: “This is the right decision. I took a knee for a purpose. He finished me off with a body shot and I could not recover. Cheaters never prosper. We get in this ring to abide by the rules.”
Joshua Buatsi continued to justify his tag as one of Britain’s brightest stars after a right hand to the body ended proceedings against Ryan Ford.
The Ghana-born Croydon ace, wearing black and dark grey trunks, stopped Ford for the first time in his career.
Ford, a former MMA star, caused Buatsi problems with the use of an overhand right during the bout. But a devastating attack by the Brit saw Bob Williams count out the Canadian in round seven as he hit the deck.
Whilst on the canvas, Ford appeared unhappy as he was seen to be shouting “low blow” at the referee.
Joe Cordina outpointed Gavin Gwynne in an entertaining fight at England’s capital to retain the British and Commonwealth lightweight titles.
The pair, fighting in a first all-Welsh battle for the Lonsdale belt since 1994, saw a gritty and determined Gwynne give Cordina his toughest workout since turning professional.
However, Cordina’s sharp jab and skill-set guided the ‘Welsh Wizard’ to victory with all judges scoring the contest 116-110 x2 and 116-111 in favor of the Olympian.
After shaking off some ring-rust in the opening round, Savannah Marshall produced an impressive performance to get rid of Daniele Basteri.
In a repeat meeting from their 2013 meeting in the amateurs – where Marshall won on points – the ‘Silent Assassin’ went one better.
She stopped the Brazilian in the fifth on her first bout under the Matchroom banner.