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Flanagan vs Petrov results: Turbo Terry retains WBO belt

Terry Flanagan is still the WBO lightweight champion after today’s fight.

Boxing at Manchester Arena Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Terry Flanagan remained undefeated and retained his WBO lightweight title today in Manchester with a victory over Petr Petrov. Scores were 116-112, 118-110, and 120-108. BLH had it 116-112.

Flanagan (33-0, 13 KO) didn’t have to do anything special, and turned in a workmanlike performance with the win over Petrov (38-5-2, 19 KO), a tough but limited challenger who didn’t seem to have a plan B after A failed.

Liam Smith came away with a controversial win over Liam Williams, in a fight that surely demands a rematch, scoring a TKO-9 when the fight was stopped due to a cut on Williams’ eyelid. Williams (16-1-1, 11 KO) led by one point on all three cards at the time of the stoppage.

The controversy comes from debate over whether a punch or headbutt caused the cut in the first place. Officially, it was a punch. Smith (25-1-1, 14 KO) does not win the interim WBO junior middleweight title, however, as he missed weight for the fight.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams made her pro debut with a four-round shutout win over Virginia Noemi Carcamo, on a score of 40-36.

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