JOHNNY GARTON has lost his British welterweight title after he was beaten for the first time in fourteen fights since April 2014.
Garton lost to Chris Jenkins at the Royal Albert Hall, with judges scoring it 119-109, 116-112, 117-112 to the Welsh fighter.
Jenkins dominated from the opening bell, keeping Garton at a distance with his jab at the famous venue.
The 30-year-old Swansea fighter paid tribute to Peckham’s Garton, 31, who had won the belt by defeating Gary Corcoran last October.
Massive respect to @Johnny_Garton for last night we put it on the line in front of all them people take care and thank you for a hell of a fight champ ?
— Chris Jenkins. (@ChrisRokn) March 9, 2019
Johnny Garton can say : "I lost my British title at the Royal Albert Hall." That's a privilege. Nobody can ever deny that.
— Steve Bunce (@bigdaddybunce) March 9, 2019
@Johnny_Garton You did yourself, your team, your family and our club proud. Didn’t stop until the final bell. Nothing knocking you down. You will go again, the journey doesn’t end here.
— TT (@MillwallTT) March 8, 2019
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