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By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxing

In what has been a night full of shock results and controversial decisons. Former British Lightweight King, 'The Geordie Margarito, Lewis Ritson claimed a split decison victory over Miguel Vasquez in Peterborough. 

Hot off the heels of Thomas Patrick Ward's contentious win earlier in the night. The man from Forest Hall can perhaps consider himself lucky that he is still in contention for a WBA Super-Lightweight title shot after a spirited performance from Vasquez, who himself has been a world champion at lightweight some six year prior. Seemed like he done enough to hand Ritson a second loss as a professional. 

As a journalist, I try to be as impartial as i can. And, not speak my mind too much as it can get a man in trouble. But something needs to be said of Terry O'Connors scorecards this evening. O'Connor awarded the fight by six rounds to Ritson. Quite what fight he was watching, i'd very much like to know. It is fair to say that Ritson was not ever really troubled by his far more experienced foe. But he was certainly outworked. The plan to try and drag the much older Vasquez into the later rounds looked risky by the midway point of the fight. I has Vasquez up by four at the halfway point. With the pace of the fight Vasquez looked as fresh at the end of the twelfth as he did at the opening bell. And, will likely feel agrieved he is heading back to Guadalajara with his fourth loss in eight fights.

The win, however contentious keeps Ritson firmly in the 140-pound title picture. With fellow Brit, Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez likely fighting to crown an undisputed champion at the weight in early 2021, a fight with fallen Taylor foe, Regis Prograis is being touted. Should that happen, Ritson will need to rediscover the kind of form that saw him claim the Lord Lonsdale Lightweight crown in less than a year. Otherwie he could be in big trouble.