John McDermott out-pointed Matt Skelton over 10 rounds to claim the vacant English heavyweight title at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday.
The 33-year-old won by scores of 97-93 and 97-94 twice.
It was sweet revenge for McDermott revenge, who lost a previous bout to Skelton in 2005.
Other results from the York Hall
heavyweight Gary Cornish w rtd 4 Humberto Evora
light welterweight Ahmet Patterson w pts 8 Max Maxwell