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Simmons wins grudge match

Stephen Simmons retained his WBC International Silver Cruiserweight title with a 10th round stoppage of Wadi Camacho in Glasgow.

The pair had to be separated at pre-fight press conferences and Simmons had vowed to send the east Londoner home in a coma after accusing him of posting photos of his fiancee's face on to obscene images on social media.

Anger was evident on the now married Scot's face but, although he looked capable of hurting Camacho early on, the challenger dodged the Scot's wilder swings and landed punches far more frequently during the middle stages and a frustrated Simmons was warned for use of the head in the seventh.

The Edinburgh fighter landed some decent shots in the next two rounds but was still trailing by a point ahead of the final round.

Camacho was put down by a left hook, stumbling forward into his opponent before then collapsing to the canvas.

He beat the count, however Simmons poured forward and forced the referee to step in with his opponent caught in a corner and unable to escape.

The fight ended with a hug and a kiss after the former amateur team-mates made up following their public falling-out.

Simmons said: "He boxed very well. It took me a bit to get going - I felt sluggish. I tried to load up too much. I'm not taking anything away from Wadi's boxing - he boxed well. But I systematically broke him down, I tired him out.