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Wainwright defeats Malta’s Laamouz to win Commonwealth Silver Lightweight title

Elton Azzopardi clinches vacant Maltese Middleweight belt.

Britain’s Keanen Wainwright emerged victorious with a unanimous decision over Malta’s Haithem Laamouz to clinch the Commonwealth Silver Lightweight Championship, last Saturday.

In an event held at the Hotel Intercontinental, organised co-promoted by Stephen Vaughan and Demis Tonna, Wainwright won the main event as the three judges’ scorecards read an identical 90-98.

“Thank you to all the came to support me,” Laamouz posted on his social media after the right.

“But he was the better fighter tonight. Unfortunately I did not win.

This sport is extremely hard. Respect to it.”

Laamouz also said that we will take a small break before resuming training ahead of his next commitments.

Meanwhile, Elton Azzopardi won the eagerly anticipated rematch for the vacant Maltese Middleweight title when he beat fellow Maltese Christian ‘Coqqos’ Schembri with a unanimous decision – 98-92, 96-94 and 100-90.

In the other highlight fights of the night, experienced fighter Josh Padley moved 13-0 after defeating Maltese Lydon Chircop with a corner stoppage in round seven.

Local favourite Steve Martin, in his second appearance of his comeback that started in July after almost five years absent from the ring, won by a unanimous decision against Brazil’s Dewis Rogerio Santos de Oliveira Jr.

Swedish Super Middleweight Champion Niclas Elfstedt, now based in Malta, also won by a unanimous decision against James McCarthy who was representing Britain.

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