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FULL FIGHT: Sonny Upton v Matty Ryan – Robbery?

Sonny Upton [12(5)-3(1)] was denied in Manchester on Friday night, being edged out in his short-notice English light middleweight title challenge.

Upton took on home favourite Matty Ryan [13(2)-1(0)] at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre, and fell to a majority decision (93:97, 95:96, 96:96) defeat.

A real clash of styles, Ryan came forward for the entirety of the bout, while Upton looked to counter-punch.

Upton and his team took issue with the decision, feeling that he was the better boxer on the night and that Ryan was awarded for ineffective aggression.

BritishBoxers.co.uk were there on Friday to film the fight and have released full footage with commentary:

How did you score the bout?

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie