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.
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.