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Terry Flanagan outpoints Mzonke Fana, Guillermo Rigondeaux impresses

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Terry Flanagan successfully defended his world lightweight title after he outpointed veteran Mzonke Fana in Cardiff.

However, fellow Briton Jamie 'Jazza' Dickens saw his world title hopes ended with a broken jaw as he was stopped in devastating fashion by world junior featherweight titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday.

Undefeated Flanagan was supposed to fight 42-year-old Fana last weekend, on the undercard of Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko, but was forced to wait after the it was postponed.

The Mancunian floored Fana with a stiff left hook in the fourth round, before he suffered a cut on his cheek following an accidental clash of heads. Despite not being at his best, Flanagan -- now unbeaten in 31 professional fights -- troubled his opponent with another powerful left in the eighth before dropping Fana again in the final round.

Despite the South African hanging on to hear the final bell, there was no questioning the scorecard as Flanagan successfully defended his belt for a third successive time, with all three judges agreeing a unanimous 120-106 scorecard.

"I'm not happy with that performance. I felt flat and I didn't think I was keeping my boxing going for long enough," Flanagan told BoxNation afterwards.

"If I had I would have taken him out of there. There was no accumulation of punches and I wasn't using the angles but we'll sort it out in the gym. I was falling in and loading up -- looking stupid really. I should be taking kids like this to pieces."

Dickens, though, became the latest to fall to unbeaten Rigondeaux as the Cuban -- considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world -- broke his opponent's jaw with a huge left hand in the second round. Dickens was forced to retire.

"I'm not the best, but I'm the most complete," Rigondeaux said. "I ripped his jaw out. All those guys that want their jaws ripped out, I'm here.

"Not 100 of those guys add up to one of me. I want hard fights. People make it boring [against me] once they feel my power."