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Dickinson disposes of Dolan in title defence

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Jon-Lewis Dickinson was too strong for David Dolan © PA Photos
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Jon-Lewis Dickinson retained his British cruiserweight title with a comfortable points victory over David Dolan.

The pair had met before, in July 2011, and the second fight was every bit as good as their 10-round battle from two years ago.

Dolan did not back off at any stage, which led to a constant battle throughout the 12 rounds. But for all Dolan's effort, he found Dickinson in no mood to surrender his belt and the champion controlled the fight.

Dickinson came close to stopping the fight in the eighth when landing a crisp left hand that rocked Dolan. But the 33-year-old shook off the punch and took the contest to the judges' scorecards.

The verdict was never in any real doubt, with the judges at ringside at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Tyne and Wear scoring it 118-111, 118-111, 117-112 in Dickinson's favour.

Dickinson needs to make two more defences this year in order to win the Lonsdale belt for keeps.

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