6 Things We Learned from Lee Selby vs. Rendall Munroe

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6 Things We Learned from Lee Selby vs. Rendall Munroe
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The first major British boxing card of the year went off in Cardiff last night, and it went off well.

As reported by the BBC, Gary Buckland shaded a split-decision, 12-round points victory over Gavin Rees to win the chance to fight for Martin Gethin's British lightweight title. Then Anthony Joshua fought before a Welsh crowd for the first time, bombing out Dorian Darch in two, thus making it four KO wins from four fights.

Lee Selby then topped the bill and added the vacant European featherweight title to his British strap, when referee Ian John-Lewis stopped his fight with Rendall Munroe in the sixth round.

Selby, who turns 27 soon, improves to 18-1 and will hope to box for a world title this year. Munroe, 33, goes to 27-3-1, losing for the first time at featherweight since a previous British title shot in 2006, after a career largely spent down at super-bantamweight.

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