The fight was incredibly even through the opening 5 rounds with both men having their success though the controversy struck close to the end of round 6 as Scott went down from a cuffing blow. Fully in control of his senses and showing a full understanding of his surroundings Scott stared at the referee before getting to his feet at the count of 9.
Despite Scott getting up before the referee had counted to 10 the referee waved off the bout, a decision which is likely to further put off top international fighters from visiting Britain. We watch fights from around the world and want to see the biggest fights take place around the planet but issues like this really are making British boxing difficult to take seriously.
British based Lithuanian prospect Paul Drago (3-0) also recorded a victory in the UK as he out pointed James Oliphant (0-4-2) for the second time. Oliphant, coming in to the bout following a draw with former British Cruiserweight champion Shane McPhilbin, was able to claim 1 round but not do enough to derail the Drago express.
Also in Britain was a victory for Stevie Taylor (4-0, 1) who stopped Lee Kellett (4-5-2, 3) in 3 rounds. Kellett, who is much better than his record indicates, was down in the 3rd round and left needing several stitches after this loss which suggests that Taylor his much harder than his record may indicate.