Date: 15th December 2013 at 1:17pm
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Returning to the ring after his last outing saw him hugely outclassed by Devon Alexander, Lee Purdy was hoping to capture the European welterweight title.

The Colchester fighter was taking on the reigning champion, Leonard Bundu at the ExCel Arena in London but was to see his evening end in disappointment with the referee calling a halt to the fight in the final round.

The fight was a hugely entertaining affair with Purdy starting well, staggering the champion with the very first punch he threw. Purdy also hit Bundu with some heavy body-shots but the 39 year-old veteran weathered the early storm to take the fight to Purdy and producing the better work.

Good combinations were troubling Purdy and although Bundu looked to be tiring in rounds six and seven a switch of tactics kept Purdy at bay. As the fight looked to be heading towards a points decision, Bundu floored Purdy with a right hand and the referee stopped the fight with a mere seven second left.

As for the score-cards, it transpired that Bundu was ahead on two of the three with the third card showing the fight as even.

Purdy, on the back of the two defeats against classy operatives will now have to have a hard think about where he goes from here.