It was an anti climax in Newcastle as Stuey Hall retained his IBF World Bantamweight title after Martin Ward suffered a nasty cut over his right eye after an accidental clash of heads.
The fight was stopped in the second by Marcus McDonnell, who ruled the fight a technical draw (no contest) as the fight hadn't completed the minimum requirement of four rounds.
Stuart Hall makes a first defense of his IBF Bantamweight strap, won against Vusi Malinga on BoxNation in December, against fellow County Durham resident Martin Ward.
29 March 2014, 19:00:00
Frankie Gavin recovered from a shock second round knockdown to secure a second defence of his Commonwealth Welterweight title against the awkward and tough Namibian Sacky Shikukutu.
The Birmingham ace suffered the first knockdown of his career in the second round, although later said that he'd slipped, but recovered well and really grew into the late stages of the fight to tame the wild and dangerous Namibian.
And Gavin really asserted his control in the championship rounds to heavily sway the scorecards in his favour, which came back 118-109, 117-111, 118-109 for the Brummie southpaw.
Unbeaten star Frankie Gavin hunts for his second Commonwealth Welterweight title defence against Namibia's Sacky Shikukutu.
The 28-year-old knows that a win over the WBO's #14 welterweight will only improve his chances of moving towards world level in 2014.
The WBO already rate Gavin as the world's sixth best and he's mixing it with the likes of world title holder Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao, Bethel Ushona, Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi near the top of their rankings.