Tommy Ward beats Jazza Dickens to become new British super-bantamweight champion

Tommy Ward is the new British super-bantamweight champion.

Saturday, 13th May 2017, 9:38 pm
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 8:36 am
Tommy Ward: New champion
Tommy Ward: New champion

The 22-year-old dethroned British king Jazza Dickens, in Leeds on a technical stoppage.

Referee Michael Alexander halted the gripping contest in the early seconds of round nine after Ward suffered a nasty cut above his left eye.

With the bout halted through an accidental clash,it went to the judges scorecards.

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All three judges scored it for the Hartlepool boxer - Victor Loughlin and Howard Foster marked it 87-85 with John Keane giving it to Ward 88-84.

An unsatisfactory ending it may have been, but what a night for Ward, coach Neil Fannan and manager Dave Garside.