Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg: Hosea Burton halts Miles Shinkwin to claim British belt

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Hosea Burton struggled to hold back the tears after winning the British light-heavyweight title

Hosea Burton claimed the British light-heavyweight title with a sixth-round stoppage win over Miles Shinkwin in Manchester.

The domestic rivals produced an entertaining contest as Shinkwin battled back from a second-round knockdown, but Burton ended his defiant resistance with a big overhand right.

Frampton vs Quigg

Frampton vs Quigg

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Shinkwin seemed to edge a tentative opening round with his cleaner punches, but Burton quickly demonstrated his superior power in the second round.

A sweetly-timed short left dropped Shinkwin to his knees on the canvas and he groggily held Burton at bay until the bell.

Hosea Burton, Pic by Paul Currie
Image: Burton had to endure a few uncomfortable rounds against Miles Shinkwin

The Watford man was far from finished as he bloodied Burton's nose in the third and relished the chance to trade more punches in a tightly-contested fourth.

But Burton again landed his big right hand in the fifth, sending Shinkwin back to the canvas, and this potent weapon would bring a sudden halt to the action in the sixth.

As Shinkwin strode forward, Burton uncorked that right to send his opponent lurching into the ropes and referee Victor Loughlin stepped in.

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Earlier in the night, Charlie Edwards was forced to settle for a wide points win over Luke Wilton.

Charlie Edwards (Pic by Paul Currie)
Image: Charlie Edwards defeated Luke Wilton on points

The English flyweight champion picked holes in Wilton's defences with his precise shots, but could not find a fight-ending punch.

Scott Fitzgerald made an impressive debut in the professional ranks as he halted Ben Heap in the third round with a stinging body shot. 

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