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Mathews Is Crowned British lightweight champion

Derry Mathews delight his home city fans at the Olympia in Liverpool, England on Friday night by scoring a 12 round split decision win over champion Martin Gethin to clam the Brtish lightweight title.


At the end of 12 hard fought rounds in which Mathews forged an early lead the 30 year-old was judged a 116-112 and 117-113 winner on two cards while the third official had Gethin in front 115-114.


Other results from the Queensbury Promotions card

middleweight Chris Eubank Jr w tko 7 Robert Swierzbinski

light welterweight Thomas Stalker w pts 8 Ryan Hardy

light welterweight Nathan Brough w pts 8 Mark McKray

light welterweight Jack Catterall w pts 8 Krzysztof Szot

lightweight Craig Evans w pts 8 Dame Seck

light welterweight Terry Flanagan w tko 2 Yordan Vasilev

middleweight Tommy Langford w td 5 Alistair Warren

welterweight McCauley McGowan w pts 6 Jason Nesbitt

super featherweight Ciaran McVarnock w pts 4 Harvey Hemsley lightweight Joe Costello w tko 1 Youssef Al Hamidi

bantamweight Kevin Hodkinson w pts 4 Jack Heath


May 10, 2014

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