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.
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