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Denton Vassell beats Lee Purdy for welterweight crown

Denton Vassell
Vassell extended his record to 15 victories without defeat

Denton Vassell claimed the vacant Commonwealth welterweight title with a unanimous points decision over Lee Purdy in a gripping contest in Wigan.

Doubts about Vassell's durability proved unfounded as the Manchester fighter's power proved decisive in his first trip beyond six rounds.

Purdy's speed gave him the edge in the first three rounds and a big right had the 25-year-old reeling in the seventh.

But Vassell's relentless body shots wore down a flagging Purdy in the end.

The winner improved his record to 15 wins, with no defeats.

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