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Okolie, Doyle, Cheeseman, Cash, and Yeleussinov Win In London
Pictured: Lawrence Okolie, the WBA Continental and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion

Earlier today at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, England, nine outstanding prospects added victories to their ledgers. In the main event, 2016 Olympian Lawrence Okolie retained the WBA Continental cruiserweight title and won the Commonwealth cruiserweight championship by stopping Luke Watkins in the third round.

In the card's only upset, Ryan Doyle dethroned previously undefeated Commonwealth featherweight champion Reece Bellotti.

Unbeaten Ted Cheeseman retained the WBA International super welterweight title by halting Paul Upton, middleweight Felix Cash won a one-sided decision over veteran Francis Tchoffo, and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov improved to 2-0 by outpointing Zoltan Szabo,

The card's other bouts saw light heavyweight Craig Richards knock out Bosko Misic, super middleweight Danny Dignum narrowly outpoint Anthony Fox, Sean McGoldrick shut out Craig Derbyshire, and super featherweight Louie Lynn TKO Ricky Starkey.

WBA Continental and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Titles-
WBA Continental champion Lawrence Okolie (9-0, 7 KOs/11-1, 8 KOs including WSB bouts)
TKO-3 1:40
Commonwealth champion Luke Watkins (WBC #33; 13-1, 9 KOs)
- Okolie floored Watkins twice in round 3.

Commonwealth Featherweight Title-
Ryan Doyle (17-2-1, 9 KOs)
TKO-5 1:02
Champion Reece Bellotti (WBC #31; 12-1, 11 KOs)
- Doyle dropped Bellotti once before the bout was stopped.

WBA International Super Welterweight Title-
Champion Ted Cheeseman (WBC #37; 14-0, 9 KOs)
Paul Upton (15--1, 3 KOs)
- Cheeseman decked Upton three times in round 4.

Middleweight Bout-
Felix Cash (9-0, 6 KOs)
PTS. 8
Francis Tchoffo (19-15, 6 KOs)
- Cash won by the score of 80-71.

Non-title Welterweight Bout-
Daniyar Yeleussinov (2-0, 1 KO)
PTS. 6
Hungarian super lightweight champion Zoltan Szabo (24-12, 10 KOs)
- Yeleussinov, a two-time Olympian (2012, 2016) who won a Gold Medal in 2016, outpointed Szabo, 60-54.

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Craig Richards (12-1, 6 KOs)
KO-3 1:25
Bosko Misic (15-8, 13 KOs)

Super Middleweight Bout-
Danny Dignum (6-0, 2 KOs)
PTS. 6
Anthony Fox (5-11-4, 0 KOs)
- Dignum, the 2012 ABA middleweight champion, survived two fourth round knockdowns to eke out a 57-56 points victory.

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Sean McGoldrick (6-0, 2 KOs)
PTS. 6
Craig Derbyshire (5-27-3, 1 KO)
- The 26-year-old McGoldrick, who has TKO wins over Gyula Dodu and Michael Barnor, won by a 60-54 score.

Super Featherweight Bout-
Louie Lynn (2-0, 2 KOs)
Ricky Starkey (2-8-2, 0 KOs)
- Lynn floored Starkey three times- once in round one and twice in round two.

Article By: Ken Pollitt