A valiant effort from Jez Wilson, the Crosspool fireman, failed at Bethnal Green tonight.
The Sheffield middleweight was TKO’d by John Ryder, in the ninth round of the British title eliminator.
It was only his second defeat in 14 fights, but was a major blow to the game and super-fit 32-year-old Sheffield Boxing Centre fighter.
Sportingly, Wilson tweeted: ‘Just want to wish @_John_Ryder_ all the best in his career, he’s a warrior well done pal! Thanks for all the support I got #humbled thanku x’
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