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Boxer Frankie Gavin, from Birmingham, beat Sacky Shikukutu by a unanimous decision to retain his Commonwealth welterweight title, despite his first professional knockdown.
The 28-year-old southpaw was floored by a left in the second round by the Namibian but beat the count and boxed cleverly thereafter to win on all three judges' scorecards.
The fight took place at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena last night, when Darlington boxer Stuart Hall also retained his IBF bantamweight world title.
Boxer Stuart Hall said he was "gutted" that his IBF bantamweight world title fight was stopped in the second round because of an injury to his challenger Martin Ward.
"I'm gutted how it's turned out, the crowd have been robbed of a great fight," he said.
Hall retained his world title, won last December, as the match was declared a technical draw. He had started well, but connected heads with Ward after leaning forward to land a right hand.
Boxer Stuart Hall retains his IBF bantamweight title after his fight with Martin Ward in Newcastle last night ended in a technical draw.
The match was called off just after the start of the second round, because of an accidental clash of heads in the opening three minutes that had given Ward a nasty cut above his eye.
Hall, who is from Darlington, was making the first defence of the world crown he won in December last year.
The Clash of the Clans at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle is being billed as the biggest night of boxing the North East has even seen.
Reigning IBM Bantamweight World Champion Stuart Hall, from Darlington, is challenged by County Durham's Martin Ward.
There is a host of other North East talent on the bill.
Simon O'Rourke reports.
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