Liverpool hero Derry Mathews beat Tony Luis on 18 April 2015 by a twelve round unanimous decision at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. He walked away the interim WBA World Lightweight champion.
Derry Mathews was originally scheduled to fight Richar Abril for the WBA World Lightweight Championship, but after the Cuban backed out of the fight twice Mathews fought for the interim WBA World title instead.
The Liverpool night of boxing also showed another Mersey boy excite the crowd – Liam Smith battered David Ezequiel Romero and won by a seventh round TKO. In victory, Smith won the vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Middleweight Championship.
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