Terri Harper got back to winning ways as the former WBC super-featherweight champion completely outboxed Yamila Abellaneda to claim a one-sided unanimous decision in her first fight at lightweight on the Wood-Conlan undercard in Nottingham. 

Harper, 25, lost her world title when she was stopped by Alycia Baumgardner in November, but she showed no signs of being gun shy as she took the fight to the Argentinian from the open bell and totally outworked her. 

From the start, Harper was sharp with the jab and did not take long before she began mixing in other shots in zippy combinations against an opponent who could not cope with her handspeed. 

Harper was cut, seemingly by a clash of heads, early in the third round, but it did not stop her momentum as she battered Abellaneda, from Argentina, back across the ring and repeatedly landed with left hooks. 

The fourth was closer, but when Abellaneda tried to open up, she was nailed by a right uppercut. 

After another good fifth, Harper spent the second half of the fight alternating by round between orthodox and southpaw. She looked far less confident as a southpaw, where she mainly threw punches in ones and twos. But she was still well on top and, despite tiring towards the end, Harper romped home. 

All three judges - Michael Alexander, Leszek Jankowiak and Guillermo Perez Pineda - scored it 99-91 to Harper. The referee was Bob Williams. 

Gary Cully recorded comfortably the best win of his career as he knocked out former IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez in the fifth round.  

The freakishly tall Irishman, who somehow makes lightweight despite being 6ft 2in, was just took big and awkward for Vazquez, who was just incapable of getting close to him. 

After a relatively close first round, Cully took control in the second, beating Vazquez to the punch and keeping him at arm’s length. Vazquez ended the second round cut over his left eye and then suffered a flash knockdown in the third when he was caught by a short left. 

Cully started going through the gears in fourth round as he staggered Vazquez and, while the Mexican started the fifth trying to drag Cully into a fight, he walked into trouble and was met by a big left, which dropped him to the canvas, where he was counted out be referee Steve Gray at 0:41 of the round.  

Ron Lewis is a senior writer for BoxingScene. He was Boxing Correspondent for The Times, where he worked from 2001-2019 - covering four Olympic Games and numerous world title fights across the globe. He has written about boxing for a wide variety of publications worldwide since the 1980s.