After defeating Robbie Davies Jr on points Within an fight in Newcastle, lewis Ritson stayed.
The hometown favourite made a career-best functionality against Davies Jr to pull in the rounds as Ritson received a unanimous decision in a WBA title eliminator with scores of 117-112??116-112 116-112.
At a frenetic opening 3 minutes, Ritson unloaded hurtful hooks to stun Davies Jr, who tried to hit back with power strikes of his own.
Davies Jr imposed his power as he compelled Ritson to reverse ramming in human body shots, but the hero fired from quarters in the next in hooks.
Ignoring a nose that was busted, Davies Jr resumed the exchanges that were early at the fourth, and Ritson was quick to answer with his own flurry of punches at the fifth.
The pace eased a little in the first time, allowing Ritson to pump his ramrod jab, andSandman delivered out left palms that were more accurate throughout the seventh.
However, Davies Jr replied in the eighth with hands and bullied a weary-looking Ritson to the ropes at the ninth.
A flurry out of Ritson drew roars from the crowd during a 10th that was cagey and he raised his arm triumphantly.
From the ropes, Davies and Ritson Jr traded recklessly in a final round to end a experience.