In Plymouth that night, Irish-Guernsey middleweight Tom Duff made his comeback from long-term illness and injury to defeat Polish veteran Robert Studzinski on a technical decision after a third round clash of heads.
In Leeds at the First Direct Arena there was a win for bantamweight Ryan Burnett over Mexican Cesar Ramirez after a tricky ten rounds. Frankie Gavin also made return to the ring following his World title defeat to Kell Brook last year, with the former Irish light welterweight champion stopping Croatian journeyman Ivo Gogosevic in the sixth and final round
On the US East Coast there were plenty of wins for Irish fighters. On a Murphy’s Boxing show in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Wexford heavyweight Niall Kennedy stopped Willie Palms in the second round. On the same card Athlone welter Paddy Irwin needed less than a round to finish debutant Khaaliq Core.