By Thomas Lyons of The Fight Business
The electrifying atmophere inside the iconic British boxing venue that is York Hall in Bethnal Green filled ‘Ruthless’ Ryan Doyle with a destructive stoppage of defending champion Reece Bellotti.
Although the referee’s judgement was somewhat controversial, that didn’t stop Doyle from defying the odds and bringing the title back to the north.
The Gorton man had previously suffered a defeat to James Tennyson who recorded a fifth round stoppage over Martin J Ward to capture the European and Commonwealth titles himself, but wasn’t phased by being the underdog and immediately locked horns with the undefeated Bellotti.
With two consecutive points victory, the latter only going the six round distance, the 26-year old has now put the 9stone division on notice, especially domestically with some big fights in the pipeline for him.
Bellotti showed a granite chin with Doyle landed some gruelling shots and both men were trading with bad intentions. Both men gritted their teeth, tied each other up on the inside and landed significant shots that could have swayed the fight either way at any given time.
Bellotti began to struggle to deal with Doyle’s inside work and after a barrage of heavy blows and backing up Bellotti, sent the Watford man to the floor with the referee waving off the fight.
Doyle insisted that he will sit down with his manager Steve Wood and wait more promising opportunities to present themselves and possibly target the vacant European title.