Lawrence Okolie was expected to defend his world title with ease against David Light and although he won the majority of rounds, it wasn’t a performance to remember, as he retained his belt on points.
Okolie was aiming to send out a warning to the leading fighters at cruiserweight, the division he owns the WBO title in, and heavyweight, but it wasn’t his best outing as failed to get to grips with Light.
The New Zealander arrived in Britain with an unbeaten record, but although that ledger now has a blemish, he can take some credit for showing an admirable toughness.
A lively round. Okolie gets through with a shot and although Light is briefly hurt, he rallies well to survive. Was that Okolie's only chance to end matters early or will he get another one? 10-9 Okolie
The referee has called the fighters together and it looks like he's telling them to do more and get on with it. Seven rounds in but it feels a lot more. 10-9 Okolie due to the fact Light isn't really doing anything.
Michael Gomez Jr was in the news for the wrong reasons this week after pushing Levi Giles at the weigh in but he won't care about that now after defeating his domestic rival. Despite making a slow start, Gomez Jr rallied in the middle rounds and his energetic approach gave him a split decision verdict to become English super-featherweight champion.
Karriss Artingsall made it three wins from as may outings as she was too good for Linzi Buczynskyj over six rounds. The 2020 Olympian was in control from the opening bell but she was unable to score a stoppage and had to settle for a wide points win.
Celso Neves is known on British shores for taking Felix Cash the eight round distance at the backend of last year but he couldn't manage three rounds against the impressive Callum Simpson. The Barnsley man had Neves down in the first round and another big shot in the third session, a huge right hand, was enough to end the contest.