Stephen Simmons, Callum Smith and Scotty Cardle were all winners in Glasgow
Last Updated: 08/09/13 12:51am
Stephen Simmons retained his unbeaten record with victory over German David Graf in Glasgow on Saturday night.
The cruiserweight prospect dropped his fellow-undefeated foe early on but replays appeared to show the contact wasn't clean.
Simmons, who picked up the WBC silver international belt in the process, was badly cut above the left eye by a head clash in the fifth round which Graf targeted with huge right hands.
The German appeared to be out of gas entering the second half of the fight but, like the new champion, showed tremendous heart in taking Simmons' biggest shots and dishing out plenty of his own.
Simmons shows heart
However, it was the Scot who was the aggressor for much of the fight and the judges rightly gave him the decision 98-92, 99-91 and 97-92 on the cards.
Also on the Glasgow undercard there were wins for stablemates Callum Smith and Scotty Cardle.
Super-middleweight Smith recorded his fifth first round stoppage in as many fights when the usually durable Kirill Psonko shook his head at the referee after twice being dropped by body shots.
And Cardle, who also represents the all-conquering Gallagher's Gym, was back in action with another points victory over Gary Fox.
The Lytham lightweight had been out of the ring since suffering a cut when beating Maxi Hughes earlier in the year and although looking by far the more accomplished of the pair was unable to end it early.
Nonetheless, Cardle improved his CV to 12-0 and added the Northern area title to his Central Area strap.