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Catterall Claims British Title

At the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, on Saturday night, the British super-lightweight title was up for grabs.

Fighting for the famous belt were Jack Catterall, rated at #3 by the WBO and Tyrone Nurse.

In a gruelling contest it was Catterall that emerged as the victor taking the verdict on the score-cards of all the three judges, with the verdict announced as,

• 118 – 111
• 115 – 114
• 116 – 113

The victory, as well as making Catterall the British super-lightweight champion, moves his professional record to 19-0 with 10 wins coming by way of knockout whilst Nurse sees his record slip to 35-3-2 with 7 wins coming by way of knockout.

The fight saw Nurse seem content to fight Catterall on the inside but the unbeaten fighter was able to outwork Nurse during the first half of the fight.

As the bout continued, Catterall started to tire but still found the stamina to up his game landing hooks to the head of Nurse, with a cut opening up on Nurse’s eye.

Although tired, Catterall managed to hold off the attacks from Nurse in the latter rounds and also managed to come on very strong in the last round as he sought to knock Nurse out as he’d predicted pre-fight, but it wasn’t to be and Catterall took the verdict on points.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 23 2017

Time: 9:45AM

 

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