BOXING: Paul Huland jnr loses in British title battle with Lewis Ritson

Lewis Ritson and Paul Hyland jnr
Lewis Ritson and Paul Hyland jnr

Paul Hyland Jnr’s bid to become Britsh lightweight champion was ended by Lewis Ritson in the first round in Newcastle last night.

Belfast fighter Hyland was dropped three times in the opening round by hard hitting champion Ritson and the refree stopped the contest with less than ten seconds to go in the round.

It will be a bitter pill to swallow for Hyland but he will return from this defeat.