Tommy Ward scores wide points decision as he comfortably defends British title

Tommy Ward
Tommy Ward

Hartlepool-trained Tommy Ward made light work of his first British title defence, comfortably out-pointing Birmingham's Sean Davis.

As one of the main supports on the massive Frank Warren promoted Liam Williams v Liam Smith 2 undercard, Ward dominated his challenger from first bell to last.

Tommy Ward in action

Tommy Ward in action

His speed, elusiveness and swiftness on the counter ultimately proving the difference against a very tough, durable and game Davis, beaten just once previous to this evening's bout at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.

A cut suffered just above the right eye in the sixth round slowed Ward's progress somewhat but did little to sway the judges.

They scored the contest 117-112, 118-111, 118-111 in favour of Ward as he retained his super-bantamweight title in emphatic fashion.