Photos: Troy Williamson scores brutal knockout against Ted Cheeseman
Liverpool – Bermondsey fighter Ted Cheeseman lost his British super welterweight title in a war – when he was brutally knocked out by undefeated Troy Williamson in a dramatic tenth round. (photos by Mark Robinson)
Shannon Courtenay gave up her WBA bantamweight title when she failed to gain weight on Friday. She was then eliminated in ten rounds by Jamie Mitchell, who seized the vacant WBA belt with a majority decision.
The scores were 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95.
The main event saw a battle of junior middleweight rivals, former world champion Liam Smith stopping Anthony Fowler when beaten in the eighth round to win the WBA international super-welterweight title.
Smith had been cut under the left eye in the first round, but after being on the back foot again in the third, the 33-year-old regained his composure to find his own lineup.
Fowler himself was cut in the fourth, and then another big, powerful shot from Smith sent him to the fifth.
Fowler launched with great power and bravely tried to fight his way into the fight. But, another sweep to the left from Smith sent Fowler back to the canvas in the eighth round.
Although Fowler got up, the referee called off the contest.