Tyrone McCullagh secured a points victory to eventually become the primary fighter to reserve his place at the semi-finals of their Contract.
McCullagh fought off the back foot and employed his movement that was exceptional to maintain that a 97-93 98-92 96-94 verdict from the ringside judges at Londons York Hall.
Najib, an overdue stand in to Mexican Carlos Araujo, took the fight from the opening shot to McCullagh but the Derry southpaw enjoyed success with his counters.
The Sheffield fighter continued his competitive start while McCullagh started to chain combinations together, jumping in with his own shots.
After sustaining a small cut above his right eye during a third, Najib continued fighting on the front foot but the accuracy of McCullagh kept him ahead.
McCullagh stored through the rounds, moving out of scope and grabbing Najib with counters and also the strange lead.
Because the fight entered Najib and the round, with cuts above the eyes and a bloody nose, bravely attempted in vain to property a punch the 29-year-old continued to pick off his tired opponent with all the sharper shots.
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