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Anger after latest Maccarinelli defeat

Refree Ian John Lewis explains to Enzo Maccarinelli why he stopped the fight Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Last night former cruiserweight world champion Enzo Maccarinelli failed in his bid to land the commonwealth light heavyweight title.

The Swansea born boxer was stopped in controversial fashion by reigning champion Ovill McKenzie in Liverpool.

Referee Ian John Lewis stopped the fight in the second round after he deemed Macarrinelli was taking too much punishment.

It was a decision that prompted boo's from the crowd and disappointment from fellow fighters.

Last nights defeat was Enzo's fourth since he lost a title unification fight with David Haye in 2008.

After the fight McKenzie admitted the contest was ended prematurely and offered Maccarinelli a rematch 'anytime'.

Maccarinelli had moved from cruiserweight to light heavyweight and courted a world title clash with fellow Welshman Nathan Cleverly.

Tonight Cleverly will be preparing for his WBO world title defence and American debute against Shawn Hawk at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Although Enzo, widely regarded as one of the nicest men in boxing, will be considering his options and possibly his future.