Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/14
Tony Bellew defended his British light heavyweight title successfully tonight when he knocked out game but outclassed Danny McIntosh in the fifth round at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Bellew was in control for the entirety of the fight, out-skilling and out-punching the willing McIntosh. McIntosh was unable to mount an attack on the fast moving Liverpudlian, and was always a step or two behind his taller and bigger rival. When Bellew started to move through the gears as early as the second round, McIntosh simply couldn't respond and he took a pounding in the third round, walking on to Bellew's impressive variety of punches. On the bell to end the fourth, McIntosh took a knee to escape the onslaught, was up at eight, but the writing was on the wall. Early in the fifth, the two fighters clashed heads, and Bellew disengaged to dab at his eye. When referee Terry O'Connor instructed them to box on, McIntosh walked precisely on to a Bellew right, and went down on his back. O'Connor didn...
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