Date: 17th July 2016 at 10:22am
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In Cardiff last night, Manchester?s Terry Flanagan made a successful third defence of his WBO lightweight crown.

Matched against the game South African champion Mzonke Fana, Flanagan had to be content with a points decision, with all three judges giving it to Flanagan by scores of 120-106.

The victory stretches Flanagan?s winning run to 31-0, although Flanagan will be disappointed that he didn?t stop his opponent especially after having Fana down in the fourth round.

The only threat Fana presented to Flanagan was when his head caught Flanagan?s cheek and opened up a cut.

Speaking after the fight Flanagan admitted that the performance wasn?t one of his best, remarking,

?I?m not happy with the performance.

?It felt a bit flat, I could have done better.

?I should be taking kids like that apart.?

Flanagan will now be hoping for a unification fight against a fellow Mancunian in Anthony Crolla who holds the WBA version of the belt.