Tommy McCarthy bagged the biggest victory of his career with a victory over Fabio Turchi in northern Italy.
By handing Turchi his first defeat to claim the WBC international cruiserweight title using a split decision following having a in Trento obtained his livelihood firmly back on track.
The home fighter kept McCarthy on the back foot at a cagey opening around and tried to up the pressure at the second but had been captured by a short straight hand.
McCarthy started to let his hands move after finding his range from the southpaw that was Italian and ventured forward in the fourth.
A scrappy fifth saw Turchi get a ticking off by the referee before an accidental clash of heads at the opened a cut over the left cheekbone of this 39, and the pair traded leather.
Since the fighter out of Florence started to tire the Belfast boxer grew in confidence from the eighth, and after an ninth, the scores confirmed the competition was about a knife-edge.
Turchi was unable to see during his left eye that was swollen during the 10th and the referee twice known as the view of the doctor.
The Stone Crusher came out for the around swinging to secure a stoppage victory but the strain soaked up.
The pair that was exhausted exchanged shots in a round – and then a nervous wait – .
Francesco Grandelli secured a thrilling split-decision over Reece Bellotti to acquire the WBC global silver featherweight title.
Grandelli utilized his movement to remain out of trouble and landed a variety of punches from all angles to claim success via scores of 96-94 and 96-95 with a single estimate awarding Bellotti 96-95.
Watford fighter Bellotti enjoyed victory in the early rounds but Grandelli turned on the style stringing combinations together and shifting stances.
Bellotti targeted on at the body in a bid to slow Grandelli as the battle wore and continued to march forward, however, the Italian maintained on his toes and was able to prevent the deeper shots.
On the disbelief of the crowd, once the scores were declared before the round Bellotti was leading by a few points, Grandelli responded by unleashing a barrage of strikes.
Grandelli compelled Bellotti to the back foot although the group continued to trade at a final round and the busier work-rate of the Turin fighter turned the scorecards .
Matteo Signani conquered Gevorg Khatchikian to acquire the EBU European middleweight title at age 40.
After securing a narrow split decision within his rival the title was maintained by the Italian on home soil in his effort.
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