Derry Mathews wins British lightweight title, Kid Galahad stays unbeaten
Last Updated: 11/05/14 8:21am
Derry Mathews: Is the British lightweight champion again
Derry Mathews became British lightweight champion for a second time after earning a split decision victory over Martin Gethin at Liverpool's Olympia.
Mathews first won the title by beating domestic rival Anthony Crolla in 2012 before losing it to Gavin Rees later that year, and was looking to bounce back from a loss last time out against Stephen Ormond.
The 30-year-old home favourite, who suffered a badly damaged nose in the second round, did exactly that as cards of 117-113 and 116-112 gave him victory, despite one judge scoring the fight 115-114 in Gethin's favour.
On the same card, 2012 Olympian Tom Stalker retained his unbeaten record in his eighth fight as a professional by defeating Sheffield's Ryan Hardy 80-73 on points in their light-welterweight bout.
Meanwhile, Kid Galahad captured the vacant Commonwealth super-bantamweight crown when he stopped Australian Fred Mundraby in Sheffield.
Galahad, 24, dominated the fight and was handed the victory when Mundraby retired on his stool after four rounds.
Tyson Fury's younger cousin Hughie Fury was also victorious at Ponds Forge Arena, the 19-year-old beating Danny Hughes 79-74 on points after an eight-round heavyweight contest.