Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion, Lenroy Thomas, and his challenger, Dave Allen, had to settle for a technical draw in their rematch at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield.
A clash of heads in the first round left Allen with a bad cut over his right eye and the fight was stopped by the referee, Michael Alexander.
Allen sustained the cut during an exchange in the final minute of the first round. Lenroy Thomas went to throw a shot to the body of Allen, as he did, there was a clash of heads, during which Allen suffered a deep cut above his right eye.
Seeing the cut, referee, Michael Alexander, waved the fight off, despite Allen pleading for the bout to continue.
In a post-fight interview, Thomas indicated that he would be willing to face Allen for the third time.
“It’s very frustrating, I just told Eddie Hearn that we have to do it again,” Thomas told Sky Sports.
“I’m frustrated. We will just have to go and work on a few things and get better.
“My preparation was so much better. Let’s make it happen again.”
Promoter, Eddie Hearn, is also hopeful a third fight can be made.
“I’m gutted for both of them,” Hearn said. “Both fighters are safe, they’ll go back and carry on with their careers, but hopefully we can get the fight on again.
“It was a bad cut, and the doctors are there to protect the boxers. Allen is going to be screaming for the third fight with Lenroy, and we’ll have to see if we can get it.”