Kiwitt beats Gallagher to claim European strap
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Islington welterweight Freddy Kiwitt is the new WBO European champion after superbly winning the vacant belt at York Hall on Friday.
The 28-year-old took on Belfast rival Paddy Gallagher for the strap on a packed MTK Global show at the iconic east London venue.
Kiwitt did not get off to the best of starts as he sustained a cut over his right eye in the first round.
The welterweight, though, gamely battled on before eventually being declared the winner by majority decision.
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Also in action on the bill was Islington middleweight Billy Underwood who was fighting for the first time in over two years.
The 21-year-old made his debut in February 2017, but injuries had stopped him from competing again until Friday.
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Underwood took on Yeovil rival Bryn Wain at York Hall and was able to claim a points victory to make it two wins from two in the paid ranks.