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Mixed fortunes for region's boxers

Anthony Ogogo is undefeated after two professional fights Credit: PA

There were mixed fortunes for two boxers from our region fighting in America last night.

Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall was the venue for Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo's second contest since turning professional, and his first in the US.

The Lowestoft middleweight beat Puerto Rican Edgar Perez by unanimous decision after six rounds to remain undefeated as a professional

But there was disappointment for Colchester Welterweight Lee Purdy, who lost his non-title bout against IBF world champion Devon Alexander - Purdy's corner throwing in the towel after seven rounds.

Lee Purdy was a late replacement to fight IBF world champion Devon Alexander Credit: PA

The bout was made a non-title encounter after Purdy, a late replacement for Sheffield-based Kell Brook, narrowly failed to make the 147lb weight limit on Friday.

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