Former Haringey Police amateur Larry Ekundayo retained his IBF European welterweight title with a points win over Louis Greene at York Hall on Saturday.
Though Ekundayo won on a wide decision by the three judges, all rounds were competitive and the former Haringey Police amateur had to maintain his focus against a previously unbeaten rival.
The 36-year-old brought plenty of support for the bout at York Hall and said after: “Lewis was a tough kid.
“I hurt him a few times and I was told by my team to keep it simple, which is what I did.”
It was a superb end to the year for Ekundayo and one that he hopes will form the basis for a successful year in 2019.
*Edmonton heavyweight Ryan Charles maintained his unbeaten record with a dominant victory over Swindon’s Phil Williams.
Referee Lee Cook awarded all four rounds in Charles’ favor to give the 32-year-old a winning end to the year.