Local derby boxing Lewis Taylor beats Jez Wilson

Taylor, left, with Wilson

Taylor, left, with Wilson

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English middleweight champion Lewis Taylor tonight retained his title after stopping game contender Jez Wilson.

The 25-year-old Dronfield boxer dropped the Crosspool fireman at the Magna Centre, Rotherham in round four.

It was quite some turn-round, as Wilson, as expected, had taken the fight to the champion from the off.

Taylor suffered a cut eye in the first round and had to withstand a barrage of shots.

But Wilson was caught on the chin and started to sink to the canvas - his trainer Glyn Rhodes stepping through the ropes to stop any further punishment.

At 36, Wilson is now considering his future.

Super Welterweight Sam Sheedy scored his 16th win with an effortless first round stoppage of Frank Dodze from Ghana, in a Commonwealth eliminator.

Sheedy now has his sights on a title and moving up into the elite - promoter Dennis Hobson says he could be world status.

OTHERS:

Super Lightweight Sam O'maison beat William Warburton , super Featherweight Razaq Najib did the same to Dawid Knade.

Super Bantamweight Tommy Chadburn triumphed over hard working Ryan Hanson, from Sheffield. Hanson felt he had won.

The shock of the night was Super Middleweight Nicolie Campbell losing his unbeaten record, going down to Christian Hoskin Gomez of Plymouth.

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