By fully half a point it outpointed
the Reindeer, and I began to feel respect for the clumsy craft.
The Auditorium at the BT Convention Centre, with its plush red-seated, cinema-like look, was the setting as 'The Monk' ended the year with three points victories and a title, having outpointed
Ben Wager back in July for the thenvacant Central Area crown.
Other results: Sid Bowater (Wolverhampton) outpointed
Ali Wyatt (Torquay) 40-36.
The Leeds boxer outpointed
Nigeria's Oluwatoyin Oladeji to reach the flyweight quarter-finals on the firstever night of women's boxing at a Commonwealth Games.
Despite the losses, Cleary says the 26-year-old flyweight has been showing promise and he outpointed
Ahmed Hadramiv (Ingle Boxing Academy).
Andrew 'El Cannon' Buchanan looked sharp after eight years out, beating Dean Walker 40-36; Rob Ismay outpointed
Simeon Cover 40-37; Craig Dixon defeated Kevin McCauley 40-37 to retain his unbeaten record; Davey Ferguson Jnr was outpointed
by Matt Seawright 39-37; and Paul O'Hagan was taken the distance for the first time but still beat Jody Meikle on points 39-37.
Harrison's problems outside the ring have been well documented and it looked as if time had caught up on the 35-year-old Scot when he was comprehensively outpointed
by the hungry Liam Walsh at Wembley.
The Nottingham boxer outpointed
teak-tough Armenian Arthur Abraham in a fight that laid to rest the awful memory of that David Haye-Audley Harrison non-event earlier this month.
Evans, left, had to dig deep in the final rounds of a brave performance in which he outpointed
Chris Long from Calne 97-95 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
In one of nine undercard bouts, Cleveland Gym's Sam Reeve outpointed
Steve Suttle from Stockton.
India won their first Olympic boxing medal when middleweight Vijender Kumar outpointed
Ecuador's Carlos Goncora in the Beijing quarter-finals.
But he was less than impressive as he outpointed
veteran Julius Francis.