Former professional soccer player Curtis Woodhouse created history at the Hull Ice Arena in Northern England by scoring a split 12 round decision points win over Darren Hamilton to win the British light welterweight title.
Despite winning his first major title Woodhouse conformed that he will now retire from the sport.
After 12 exciting rounds two of the judges gave Woodhouse the verdict by scores of 116-115 and 116-114, while the third official scored it 116-113 for Hamilton.
Speaking to Sky Sports after his historic win Woodhouse, who 22-6, said: "When I was 10 years old, they told me I can’t be a footballer, everyone laughed at me.
"When I said I was going to be a professional boxer, everyone laughed at me again. I had the audacity to say I was going to be a British champion, I honestly can’t believe this has happened."
Speaking his retirement Woodhouse added: "How can I ever top what has happened tonight, this will never get better for me. I wanted to bow out as champion and aim to stick to that.
"There’s a rumour going around - that I can neither confirm or deny - I had a £5,000 bet on myself to win the British title at 50/1. The drinks are on me baby!"
Hamilton, 14-3, was complementary in defeat saying: "It could have gone either way. It was a close fight. As the champion I should have dominated a lot more."
On the same Matchroom promoted card Tommy Coyle and opponent Daniel Brizuela hit the canvas FOUR times each before Coyle retained his IBF international lightweight title.
As one can imagine it was a real barnstormer. Coyle showed tremendous heart in surviving the knockdowns in the second, twice in the sixth and again in the 11th round before the fight was stopped after 1.07 of the 12th and final round.
Brizuela was down once in the eighth, twice in the 11th and once in the 12th. Coyle had one point deducted in the eighth for a low blow and one point deducted in the 11th for hitting on the break. Brizuela ended the fight with a cut above the left eye and was himself a point deducted in the ninth for a low blow. Referee Steve Gray certainly earned his money tonight.