Tyrone McCullagh procured a points victory to become the primary fighter to reserve his place at the semi-finals of the Contract.
McCullagh utilized his superior movement to claim a 97-93 98-92 96-94 verdict from the judges at Londons York Hall and fought off the back foot.
Also the Derry southpaw enjoyed success with his counters although an overdue stand in to Mexican Carlos Araujo, najib, took the battle from the opening shot to McCullagh.
The Sheffield fighter continued his competitive beginning at the next, while McCullagh started to chain combinations together, jumping in with his own shots.
After sustaining a cut above his right eye during a third, Najib continued fighting on front but McCullaghs accuracy kept him ahead on the scorecards.
McCullagh maintained on his toes through the rounds, grabbing Najib with the strange left-hand lead and counters and moving in and out of range.
Since the fight entered Najib and the 10th round, together using cuts over both eyes and a bloody nose tried in vain to property a knock-out punch Even the 29-year-old continued to pick off his weary opponent using all the shots.
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