Saturday, 30 July 2016

Huge Leeds undercard sees Campbell and Whyte victorious.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (14-1, 11 KOs) had to climb off the floor from a second round knockdown to secure a comfortable unanimous decision over former IBF super featherweight champion Argenis Mendez (23-5-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night in Leeds. Crafty veteran Mendez dropped Campbell in the second with a sneak right hand, but struggled to capitalise on his success.. Campbell found his rhythm and outworked the US based import..   Scores were 116-111, 117-110, 115-112. Campbell claimed the vacant WBC silver lightweight belt.

Popular Heavyweight Dillian Whyte (18-1, 14 KOs) laboured to a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten David Allen (9-1-1, 6 KOs).  Whyte completely out boxed the inexperienced Yorkshireman, switching between southpaw and orthodox to dominate the majority of the bout, Allen sprung to life in the final round but it was too little, too late...
Scores were 100-91, 100-90, 99-91.
Whyte claimed the vacant WBC International title.

20-year-old former WBA interim super middleweight titleholder Vincent Feigenbutz (23-2, 21 KOs) made quick work of Wilmer Gonzalez (19-11-1, 12 KOs), scoring a second round KO. It was Feigenbutz's second win since losing the belt to Giovanni De Carolis in January.

Former world title challenger Frankie Gavin (23-2, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Ivo Gogosevic (12-17-2, 5 KOs) in his first fight since losing to Kell Brook 14 months ago. Gavin dropped Gogosevic in the first. Gogosevic barely made up the numbers until Gavin finally stopped him in round six.

British super lightweight beltholder Tyrone Nurse (34-2-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Tommy Coyle (22-4, 10 KOs) over twelve close rounds to retain his domestic belt, despite a flash knockdown..  Coyle took the role of aggressor in the early rounds but by round 5, found himself on the end of crisp counters, that closed his left eye and bloodied the nose. The courageous Coyle drove himself forward for the remainder of the bout, but the upper hand was always with Nurse..
Scores were 115-113, 115-113, 116-112.

Unbeaten bantamweight Ryan Burnett (14-0, 9 KOs) outpointed Cesar Ramirez (12-2, 6 KOs) over ten rounds to claim the WBC International 118lb title. Scores were 100-89, 99-90, 99-90.

Unbeaten Commonwealth super bantamweight titleholder Gamal Yafai (10-0, 4 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Josh Wale (20-9-2, 11 KOs). Scores were 118-111, 117-112, 117-112.

Welterweight Sam Eggington 18-3, 10 KOs) scored a quick first round TKO over Daza Usher (9-7, 3 KOs).