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Lewis Ritson falls short in European title fight

LEWIS RITSON fell short in his lightweight European title fight with Francesco Patera at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday (October 13).

Ritson has been on a run of devastating knockouts as British champion but against Patera he was stepping up to a new level. The man from Belgium outboxed him to win a split decision. One judge scored 116-112 to Ritson by the other two had it for Patera by the same margin.

“It wasn’t the performance I wanted,” Ritson told Sky Sports.

“The better man won,” he admitted. “After the first four rounds I was heading back to the corner almost laughing. I maybe got too complacent.”

Lewis Ritson

Robbie Davies Jnr won the British super-lightweight title, outscoring Sunderland’s fiery Glenn Foot after 12 rounds.

Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi put in a sensational performance, knocking out French light-heavyweight Tony Averlant with, literally, breath-taking body shots.

At cruiserweight Craig Glover upset Simon Vallily, stopping him in eight rounds. Dave Allen took a one round win, beating Samir Nebo, while Anthony Fowler halted Gabor Gorbics.

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