Welling’s Archie Sharp wins WBO European title – with Greenwich heavyweight Daniel Dubois taken to points for first time


Archie Sharp won the WBO European super-featherweight title on Saturday as he won a unanimous decision over Leon Woodstock at Leicester Arena.

The unbeaten 23-year-old from Welling chalked up his 14th straight win.

All three judges made Sharp the winner by 96-93 on their scorecards.

Hometown fighter Woodstock was knocked down early in the contest but came back from that early setback as the pair put on a terrific clash where the styles gelled. There is bound to be talk of a rematch because of the entertainment levels provided – and it undoubtedly was the best bout on an underwhelming Frank Warren show.

Daniel Dubois (left) in action against Kevin Johnson (right) at Leicester Arena. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Undefeated Greenwich heavyweight Daniel Dubois had gone the distance with cagey American veteran Kevin Johnson earlier in the night.

It was a one-way barrage from the 21-year-old prospect as Johnson showed no ambition to do anything other than survive.

Dubois won 100-91 on points, going the distance for the first time in his explosive career.

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