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Archie Sharp Outboxes Lyon Woodstock, Takes WBO Regional

By Elliot Foster

Archie Sharp ripped away at the body of Lyon Woodstock before adding another win to his ledger.

The pair clashed at the Morningside Arena In Leicester, as part of a card promoted by Frank Warren and broadcast on BT Sport.

Sharp was, pardon the pun, the sharper of the two in every exchange and knocked Woodstock down in the opener with a perfectly timed counter left hook.

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But to his credit, ‘The King’, from Leicester, battled back against Welling’s Sharp, who used his superior boxing skills to win the 10-round fight.

Fans remained in the arena for the fight, after watching Jack Catterall retain his WBO Inter-Continental super-lightweight championship with a unanimous decision win over Ohara Davies, and it was an affair which took off from the first bell.

Both fighters had periods of success throughout and at times stood in the middle of the ring and traded shots to the amusement of the crowd.

But it was Sharp who came out with the decision and the ranking belt that is the WBO European super-featherweight title after the three scoring judges at ringside handed in unanimous tallies.

Sharp was victorious by margins of 96-93 and with that handed Woodstock his maiden loss in the paid code.

It was something of a mini-classic as the end drew near, with both protagonists putting it all on the line.

Sharp, however, will look to move on, while Woodstock will have to rebuild despite more than playing his part in an enthralling encounter.

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