Satchell secures British title
Kevin Satchell added the British title to his Commonwealth strap with a six-round stoppage of Chris Edwards in Liverpool.
The local flyweight was taking on a man 12 years his senior in Edwards, a regular at championship level.
But Satchell, by far the taller of the pair, matched his opponent's high workrate from the outset and his more accurate shots eventually told.
The 24-year-old, who defeated Paul Edwards in only his eighth outing as a pro last time out, used a wide variety of angles to keep Edwards guessing and worked the body to good effect.
And while the Midlander had some success particularly with the overhand left, Satchell was undeterred and by the fourth round was dictating by keeping the fight at range.
Edwards was finding it hard to get into a rhythm and Satchell's attacks to the torso of the shorter man reaped their reward as the British champion crumpled to his knees in the fifth as he struggled to catch his breath.
He survived a late onslaught to hear the bell but the fight appeared to have drained from the veteran and Satchell immediately stalked his prey early in the sixth, looking for a quick finish.
And it came soon enough, despite the best efforts of Edwards to keep his opponent at bay, Satchell worked him over again and another sharp left hook to the ribs sent him over with a grimace, this time Richie Davies sparing Edwards further punishment after reaching the count of 10.
"I knew I had the hardest 12 rounds ever (ahead) so I thought I'd put the pressure on," Satchell said. "I wanted to work as hard every round because he's got the best fitness in the game.
"I was going to the head early but I couldn't get through so I went to the body to open him up and he went down."