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DAZN Boxing Results: Ritson Loses in Front of Home Crowd, Patera New European Champ

By: Michael Kane

The Newcastle fans were left stunned in the Metro Arena as local favourite and the bookmakers odds on favourite, Lewis Ritson (17-1, 11KO’s) lost to Francesco Patera (20-3, 7KO’s) by split decision for the vacant EBU Lightweight title.

The general consensus was that Patera had done enough to win however the first scorecard gave the fight to Ritson 116-112, the other two judges had it 116-112 for Patera.

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Ritson, who was until last night undefeated, started well, winning the first 3 rounds, working his jab well and pushing forward controlling the fight.

Patera, the former European champion, started to come back into it in the 4th round, which could have ended in a draw. The 5th round started with Patera throwing some leather and landed a good body shot that seemed to hurt Ritson, this was the deciding punch as Ritson appeared to slow down somewhat.

As the rounds went on it was Patera who was landing the better combinations, showing a good degree of variety throughout the later rounds and had Ritson in some trouble in the 10th.

All in all a good fight with Patera a worthy winner on the night, Ritson had started as 66-1 on favourite, which shows how much people valued the former European champ Patera, however Patera put on a skillful show with some lovely boxing to make a mockery of the betting odds.

Also on the card was the vacant British and Commonwealth Lightweight belts in a contest between Commonwealth champion, Sunderland’s Glen Foot (23-3) and Liverpool’s Robbie Davies Jr (16-1).

This fight started with several close rounds, with both fighters getting tangled up a fair bit. As the fight went on Davies Jr was able to utilise the better boxing skills and range to start to pull away in the contest. The bout went the distance, with Robbie Davies Jr the new British and Commonwealth Champion winning 119-109, 118-110, 117-112.

The undercard had several first round knock outs with Joshua Buatsi (7-0) looking impressive retaining the WBA International Light Heavyweight title with a KO of Tony Averlant (26-10-2) in the first round.

Scotsman John Docherty, made his debut and won within 10 seconds of the fight starting beating Jordan Latimer, who appeared to ask his corner to throw the towel in.


Vacant EBU European Lightweight Title
Franceso Patera v Lewis Ritson – Petera wins Split Decision 112-116, 116-112, 116-112.

Vacant BBBofC British Super Lightweight Title

Commonwealth Super Lightweight Title
Glenn Foot v Robbie Davies Jr – Davies Jr wins UD 119-109, 118-110, 117-112.

WBA International Light Heavyweight Title
Joshua Buatsi v Tony Averlant – Buatsi wins by KO RD1.

David Allen v Samir Nebo – Allen wins by KO RD1.

Simon Vallily v Craig Glover – Glover wins by TKO RD8.

Anthony Fowler v Gabor Gorbics – Fowler wins by TKO RD5.

Thomas Patrick Ward v Tom Tran – Ward wins by TKO RD1.

Lawrence Osueke v Charles Adamu – Osueke wins by decision.

Hosea Burton v Saidou Sall – Burton wins by TKO RD1.

Joe Laws v Chris Truman – Laws wins by TKO RD4.

John Docherty v Jordan Latimer – Docherty wins by TKO RD1.

Darren Reay v Samuil Dimitrov – Reay wins by TKO RD1.

Chad Ellis v Angel Emilov – Ellis wins by decision.

Terry Wilkinson v Chris Adaway – Wilkinson wins by decision.

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DAZN Boxing Preview: Lewis Ritson v Francesco Patera

By: Michael Kane

Lewis Ritson takes on Francesco Patera this Saturday for the vacant European (EBU) Lightweight title. In what is sure to be a partisan home crowd for Ritson with the bout taking place at the Metro arena in Newcastle.

Nicknamed the ‘Geordie Golovkin’ due to his power, Ritson will be hoping to showcase some of this power against the Belgian, Patera (19-3). However it may not be as straight forward as the Newcastle public expect, with Patera having held the European title last year, losing to Ebis Tatli, who has since vacated.

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The 25 year old Ritson is in fine form, having secured the Lonsdale belt, given to a boxer after 3 successful defences, in the fastest time in history. Ritson won the British title against Robbie Barret last October and took a total of four rounds to gain the Lonsdale belt, dispatching Joe Murray, Scott Cardle and Paul Hyland Jr.

“I feel fine, it won’t be until Saturday night when the crowd goes mad that the butterflies may start going.” Ritson told Sky Sports News.

“(I’m) very confident, we’re going to put on another good performance on Saturday in front of the Newcastle fans and we think we can be the first person to get Patera out of there.”

Patera believes he can become the first person to beat Ritson, Ritson replied, “ Well we’ll see about that won’t we? We’ve heard that a few times now but I cannot see anything in his game that is going to trouble us.

“I think it’s going to be a long night and we’ll get him out late. I don’t think it will go early as it has with other lads, I think we are going to get him out, but it will be late.

“It’s another step on the ladder. If I want to get to where I want to be then I need to deal with people like Patera and get him out of there. So it’s a good step for us and we’re ready.

“The Geordies have got right behind us and they’re going mad at the minute, so it’s good, and hopefully we can do a good performance Saturday and have that European title.”

Glen Foot defends his Commonwealth Super Lightweight title against Robbie Davies Jr, with the vacant British title on the line as well, in what could be a great fight.

Foot, from nearby Sunderland, put on a great performance to win the Commonwealth title in Glasgow in March against Jason Easton. Davies Jr, from Liverpool, is the current WBA Continental super lightweight champion, regaining the belt in a rematch to Michal Syrowatka in March.

Full card details:

Vacant EBU European Lightweight Title

Lewis Ritson (17-0) v Francesco Patera (19-3)

Vacant British Super Lightweight title

Commonwealth Super Lightweight title

Glen Foot (23-3) v Robbie Davies Jr (16-1)

WBA International Light Heavyweight Title

Joshua Buatsi (7-0) v Tony Averlant (26-10-2)

David Allen (14-4-2) v Samir Nebo (10-2-1)

Simon Vallily (13-1-1) v Craig Glover (8-1)

Anthony Fowler (7-0) v Gabor Gorbics (26-12)

Thomas Patrick Ward (24-0) v Tom Tran (6-1)

Lawrence Osueke (5-0) v Charles Adamu (32-10)

Hosea Burton (21-1) v TBA

Joe Laws (2-0) v Chris Adaway (8-43-4)

John Docherty (debut) v Alejandro Mostazo (3-5)

Darren Reay (3-0-1) v Michael Mooney (8-53-2)

Chad Ellis (4-0) v TBA

Terry Wilkinson (2-0) v Chris Truman (13-10-2)

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