Nigerian born, Stoke Newington’s 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 Hackney man 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.
*Former Lion amateur Louis Isaacs earned a fourth straight win with a points victory over Stockport rival Jimmy Quinn at York Hall on Saturday.
Referee Lee Cook scored all four rounds in lightweight Isaacs favour to hand him the triumph. He said after the fight that he was happy to fight for Nigeria and to represent the country at the international level.