World News – GB – Ritson vs Vazquez: Lewis Ritson defeats Miguel Vazquez by split decision

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LEWIS RITSON WINS IT! ⚫⚪A split decision for the Newcastle man Scores were 116-113 Vazquez, 117-111 Ritson, 115-113 Ritson It was controversial How did you rate it? imageTwittercom / N1kRmONHln

Newcastle’s Ritson looked struggling to slip away in a frustrating 12 rounds which he then described as a « revelation »

Ritson got the nod from two out of three judges, although his promoter Eddie Hearn admitted he thought Vazquez deserved it

It became clear in the early rounds that the visitor was happy to spoil and frustrate He walked away and dodged an exchange of punches at all times, slowly irritating Ritson but also racking up a lead

Even in the second half of the fight, Vazquez’s pot-shot was enough to keep Ritson at bay

The chasm of their experience became evident Ritson has been a pro for five years, but Vazquez for 14 years, fought on four continents during this time and boxed Breidis Prescott and Josh Taylor

Ritson’s gumshield crossed the ring in the 10th round after a perfectly timed blow from Vazquez

Then Vazquez landed a colored right hand, his best punch of the fight, as he turned the heat up

However, Ritson and his coach maintained their confidence after each lap that they were doing enough with their pressure before

Even after the last bell, Ritson was assured by his trainer that he had pinched her

“I hate losing Ritson,” Tony Bellew said from ringside. “An alarming lack of urgency from his corner was strange”

Ritson said afterwards: « We got the win but it showed where we are Call Regis Prograis? I think we have a bit of time to get there

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World News – GB – Ritson vs Vazquez: Lewis Ritson beats Miguel Vazquez by split decision


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