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Unsworth defeats Truman

By Daniel Mole: Chris Truman believes he was robbed of the British Masters Light-Welterweight Title after losing a controversial points decision against Amir Unsworth last Saturday.

The Erdington-born scrapper (now 8-4-1) had much the better of a keenly fought contest at the North Kesteven Centre in Lincoln but, much to the amazement of the sell-out crowd, the contest was scored 95-96 in Unsworth’s favour.

It was a bitter pill for Truman to swallow as Unsworth, who received 12 stitches to cuts sustained in head clashes, was crowned champion.

“I’m not going to lie; I’m still fuming,” Truman told www.uko-boxing.com. “If I’d have lost fair and square, I could take that but anyone who saw the fight knows that I clearly won it.

“At best, Unsworth won two rounds, it was my fight. I just feel robbed. My trainer said it was the worst decision he’s ever seen and everyone in the crowd and at ringside couldn’t believe it.

“It’s so frustrating because I’ve trained hard for months to be in the best possible shape.

“I put in a really good performance and pushed Unsworth back. It was a great fight and we both went toe-to-toe but the bottom line is that I should have won.

“We need more consistency in boxing. How the referee can score that fight to Unsworth is beyond me. It has cost me a British Masters title and I’ve got another loss on my record.

“It’s lucky that I’m a string person because something like this could really affect me. I’ll be back but, at the minute, I just feel robbed.”