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