NICK PARPA won the Southern Area cruiserweight title with a clear points win over defending champion Daniel Mendes at York Hall.
At the end of 10 rounds Parpa (Palmers Green) threw up his arms in delight, while Mendes walked disconsolately back to his corner. Referee Lee Cook’s 99-91 scoreline told the story.
It was Mendes’ first defence of the title (then vacant) he won in this ring by outscoring Danny Couzens in March. That too was scored 99-91 – but against Couzens Mendes countered effectively against his aggressive opponent, whereas this time he let Parpa make the running, covered up and did little in reply.