Tommy Frank is crowned Commonwealth champion

Sheffield has a new boxing champion tonight.

By Bob Westerdale, Head of Sport
Thursday, 14th March 2019, 11:43 am
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 9:28 pm
Tommy Frank
Tommy Frank

Undefeated Tommy Frank collected the vacant Commonwealth superflyweight title, stopping Belfast's Luke Wilton, 50 seconds into round four.

It was the Sheffield Boxing Centre man's 10th straight win and included an impressive selection of telling shots.

Frank had his opponent down twice in the first period.

Wilton responded well, but a body shot put him down in the fourth.

Again, he rallied. But when he hit the deck again, the referee Michael Alexander stepped in and his night was over.

Frank was ecstatic at the end.

But he had the dignity to dedicate the title win to his former gym-mate Scott Westgarth, who died after a fight a year ago.