Date: 1st June 2015 at 5:01pm
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Also on the undercard at the O2 Arena was a contest for the vacant British middleweight title.

The bout was between Nick Blackwell and John Ryder and was to prove to be a competitive fight.

After six rounds of compelling action the bout was stopped in the seventh with John Ryder being pulled out for his own safety.

The win gave 24-year-old Blackwell the British title amidst emotional scenes with Blackwell later remarking about the scenes,

?I can?t remember the last time I cried, that?s how much it means to me.

?I knew John was slowing and I always come on strong later in the fight.?

For Ryder the defeat leaves huge question marks as to where he goes next but for Blackwell has a huge door to bigger and better things just opened?