IN a stirring contest at the Newcastle Arena Lewis Ritson won a unanimous decision over Liverpool rival Robbie Davies on Saturday (October 19).

It was a furiously fought and at times brutal bout. Davies closed in early on, whipping in his punches. But in the middle rounds Ritson began to tag him with jabs and heavy punches bloodied his nose. They tore into each in the final round but the judges ultimately scored for Ritson 116-112 twice and 117-112.

Ted Cheeseman was left fuming after he lost a decision and his British super-welterweight title to Preston’s Scott Fitzgerald. The Londoner boxed on the backfoot early on, landing quality shots but in the final stages of the bout Fitzgerald stormed into him with explosive punching. He swung it his way, taking a unanimous decision, 116-113 twice and 115-113.