Down and out! Purdy stopped by champ Bundu to lose brave Euro title challenge
By Martin Domin - dailymail.co.uk
If promoter Eddie Hearn had wanted to save on venue costs, he could have held Lee Purdy's ferocious fight with Leonard Bundu in a phone box.
Game over: Lee Purdy is stopped just before the final bell by Leonard Bundu
Bundu, who at 39 retains hope of fighting for world honours, was defending the belt he won in 2011.
Going down: Bundu knocks Purdy down during their European welterweight title fight
Down and out: Bundu celebrates after knocking down Purdy in the final round
Taking the count: Purdy gets up after being knocked down by Bundu
From the second round, Bundu sensibly looked to keep his opponent at range, managing the distance like the seasoned professional he is.
On top: Bundu lands a shot on Purdy in his win over the British fighter
But when he hit the canvas in the 10th, it was ruled a slip.
And if the pace of the fight dropped a notch in the penultimate round, normal service was resumed in the final session.
Mixed emotions: Bundu celebrates his victory as Purdy looks dejected
Earlier, Kal Yafai was deducted a point for repeatedly throwing low blows against Ashley Lane but went on to stop his opponent with one second remaining of the fourth round and continue his comeback from injury.
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