Martin Murray will have a lot of thinking to do this week as he reflects on his career-threatening last to George Groves.
Groves impressively revived his career with one of his finest wins by earning a unanimous decision victory over fellow St Helens fighter Murray.
The three judges scored him a 118-110 winner as his superior speed and variety ensured he outboxed his game opponent, taking him closer to a fourth world title fight.
It also leaves Murray facing a significant challenge in rebuilding his reputation, let alone achieving his ambition of becoming a world champion.
Chris Eubank Jnr won his first fight since ending Nick Blackwell’s career by stopping Tom Doran in four rounds.
Victory also represented the first defence of the British middleweight title he dramatically won from Blackwell in March.