Tommy McCarthy bagged the biggest victory of his career with a superb victory over Fabio Turchi in Italy.
Got his livelihood back on course by handing Turchi his initial defeat to maintain the WBC global cruiserweight title with a split decision after having a terrific tear-up in Trento.
The house fighter kept McCarthy on the rear foot at a cagey opening round and tried to up the strain but was captured by a straight hand.
McCarthy ventured forward in the fourth and then first started to let his hands go after discovering his range from the southpaw.
A fifth saw Turchi receive a ticking off prior to an accidental clash of heads in the opened a cut over the cheekbone of the champion and the pair traded leather in the sixth.
Since the fighter out of Florence began to tire, the Belfast fighter grew in confidence at the eighth, and following an ninth, the scores supported the competition was still on a knife-edge.
Turchi was struggling to see by his left eye that was swollen during the 10th and the referee called for the view of the doctor.
The Stone Crusher came out for the round swinging wildly and in an effort to procure a stoppage success but McCarthy awakened the pressure.
The tired pair exchanged shots at a final round that was toe-to-toe – and then an anxious wait – .
Francesco Grandelli secured a split-decision that was thrilling over Reece Bellotti to acquire the vacant WBC silver featherweight title.
Grandelli acquired a number of punches from all angles to claim victory via scores of 96-94 and 96-95 with one estimate and utilized his movement to keep out of trouble.
Watford fighter Bellotti enjoyed victory but Grandelli turned on the design stringing together combinations and shifting stances.
Bellotti targeted at the entire body in an attempt to slow Grandelli down as the fight wore on and continued to march ahead, but the Italian maintained on his toes and managed to prevent the shots.
In the disbelief of the crowd, once the scores were declared ahead of the round, Bellotti was leading by a few points, Grandelli responded by unleashing a barrage of strikes.
The group continued to trade in a hectic final round but Grandelli forced Bellotti to the foot and the more busy work-rate of the Turin fighter turned the scorecards .
Matteo Signani defeated Gevorg Khatchikian to acquire the vacant EBU European middleweight title at the age of 40.
The Italian claimed the title on home soil in his effort after securing a split decision over his rival.

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