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Jamie Arthur wins British title warm-up

Jamie Arthur
Arthur has won all six of his bouts since his 2008 comeback

Welsh boxer Jamie Arthur warmed-up for his British featherweight title shot with an unconvincing points victory over Mickey Coveney at Newport Centre.

The 29-year-old won 59-56 on points in their six-round bout, extending Arthur's unbeaten run to seven fights since his comeback 18 months ago.

Coveney's defeat on Friday was the Londoner's fifth successive loss.

Arthur, the 2002 Commonwealth gold medallist, is to fight Martin Lindsay for the British crown on 5 February.

see also
Arthur challenges Lindsay at home
13 Nov 09 |  Boxing
Haskins claims Commonwealth title
11 Dec 09 |  Boxing
Arthur admits Commonwealth burden
25 Aug 09 |  Boxing
Lindsay pulls out of Appleby bout
22 Jan 09 |  Boxing
Lindsay earns featherweight title
25 Apr 09 |  Boxing
Hard-up Arthur bows out of boxing
09 Sep 05 |  Boxing
Disappointed Arthur vows revenge
27 Jul 05 |  Boxing
Arthur crashes to second defeat
24 Jul 05 |  Boxing
Revived Arthur turns to Calzaghe
13 Jun 05 |  Boxing
Arthur vows to beat cut problems
25 Jan 05 |  Boxing
Arthur makes promising start
23 Mar 03 |  Boxing
Arthur joins Calzaghe stable
04 Dec 02 |  Boxing
Jamie Arthur
31 Dec 02 |  Wales
Arthur wins Welsh gold
03 Aug 02 |  Boxing
Wales' boxing world champions
25 Mar 08 |  Boxing
Wales' pugilist princes
15 May 09 |  Boxing
Wales' boxing history in photos
24 May 09 |  Boxing
BBC Sport Wales coverage
03 Oct 11 |  Wales

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