In a WBC featherweight final eliminator, WBC #1 rated Nick “The Wrecking” Ball (19-0, 11 KOs) took a twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion and WBC #2 rated Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (24-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the AO Arena in Manchester, England. Ball was credited with a knockdown (more of a push down) in round four and mostly outworked Dogboe. Scores were 118-109, 116-111, 119-108.
Middleweight Nathan Heaney (18-0, 6 KOs) dethroned British champion Denzel Bentley (18-3-1, 15 KOs) over twelve rounds via majority decision 114-114, 116-113, 117-111.
EBU European super bantamweight champion Liam Davies (15-0, 7 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage over EU champ and mandatory challenger Vincenzo La Femina (13-1, 7 KOs). Davies dropped La Femina in round three, then was dropped himself in the same round! Davies floored La Femina again at the end of round four. The referee waved it off in round five when Davies unleashed a barrage of unanswered punches. Time was 2:50.
In a clash between unbeaten heavyweights, Solomon Dacres (8-0, 2 KOs) took a ten round majority decision over Michael Webster (9-1, 6 KOs) to retain his English title. Scores were 95-95, 96-93, 96-94. Dacres was deducted a point for a forearm in the tenth round.
In an upset, “Horrible” Harry Scarff (13-2, 3 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten British welterweight champion Ekow Essuman (19-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds by scores of 116-113, 117-112, 115-113.
Female super welterweight Ema Kozin (23-1-1, 12 KOs) took a ten round split decision against Hannah Rankin (13-7, 3 KOs) to claim the WBA and WBA 154lb would titles. Scores were 96-94, 98-92 Kozin, 96-94 Rankin.
Nathaniel Collins (14-0, 7 KOs) narrowly retained his British and Commonwealth belts with a majority decision against previously undefeated Zak Miller (13-1, 3 KOs). Scores were 115-113, 115-113, 114-114.