Date: 9th April 2017 at 12:08pm
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In Manchester last night Britain?s Terry Flanagan made a successful defence of his WBO world lightweight title.

Matched against the Russian born challenger Petr Petrov, Flanagan took the win by a unanimous decision, taking the verdict on the judges score-cards as follows:

? 116 ? 112 (in favour of Flanagan)
? 120 ? 108 (in favour of Flanagan)
? 118 ? 110 (in flavour of Flanagan)

The win takes Flanagan?s record to 33-0 and after beating what was described as his toughest opponent so far, Flanagan will be looking to take on the best the division has to offer.

Although the margin of victory was impressive Petrov did put up a good display but never had the power to hurt his opponent with Flanagan always looking the busier.

After the fight, talking to the press, Flanagan had this to say,

‘There’s no point in saying I’m the best if I’m not fighting the best.

‘I only want to fight the best. I hope I now get the recognition I deserve. It was a comfortable win against a world level opponent.’

It remains to be seen who Flanagan, who continues to rise to the occasion, is matched against next.