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Panel: Was the referee right to throw the towel back out of the ring in the Lewis Ritson fight?

Last weekend referee Steve Gray dramatically overruled Lewis Ritson's corner when they tried to halt the contest. But was it the right decision?. The referees go through a stringent training process so are experienced. Steve Gray was the man nearest to the action and in a good position to read the fight. Personally I would have accepted the retirement but this is a professional sport, it’s essential that we respect the decision-making of the referees.
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Lewis Ritson: I Have No Problem With Referee Throwing Towel Back Out

Junior welterweight contender Lewis Ritson has shared his thoughts following his battle with Jeremias Ponce this past Saturday night in Newcastle – thanking his fans for their support shown during and after the fight. Ritson gave it everything, but Ponce came out on top in the IBF super lightweight final...
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Jeremias Ponce Beats Down, Drops, Stops Lewis Ritson in Tenth

Jeremias Ponce earned a shot at the IBF super lightweight title as he battered Lewis Ritson to defeat in the tenth round in Newcastle, in a fight that will be remembered not only for Ponce’s non-stop onslaught but for some hugely controversial refereeing by Steve Gray. Boxers have suffered in...
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Jeremias Ponce overwhelms Lewis Ritson, even as the referee throws the towel back out of the ring

A brutal fight finishes in a wild ending as Lewis Ritson succumbs to Jeremias Ponce. John Dennen reports from Newcastle. THE ending was extraordinary. Argentine puncher Jeremias Ponce had hammered Lewis Ritson to his knees in the 10th round of their ferocious super-lightweight clash at the Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle on Saturday (June 12). Ritson looked like he had taken enough. His corner certainly thought so and threw in the towel. They wanted to end the fight. But referee Steve Gray disagreed. He beckoned the two boxers to fight on, then threw the towel back out of the ring, letting Ponce heap further punishment on Ritson. He knocked the Newcastle man down two more times, before finally he waved it off at 1-24.
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Ritson vs Ponce results: Jeremias Ponce dominates, stops Lewis Ritson in 10th round of IBF eliminator

Jeremias Ponce went on the road and delivered an excellent performance as the betting underdog, upsetting home fighter Lewis Ritson in Newcastle via 10th round stoppage. Ponce (28-0, 18 KO) dropped Ritson (21-2, 12 KO) three times in what wound up being the final round, and Ritson’s father/lead trainer also had thrown the towel after the first knockdown of the frame, which came on a body shot. But referee Steve Gray decided to ignore the towel, leading to Argentina’s Ponce battering the body for two more knockdowns, at which point Gray felt his hand was forced.
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Jeremias Ponce Confident, Not Fixated on Lewis Ritson Fight With Vazquez

Jeremias Ponce says he will look to secure a "dream" World Title fight with Undisputed Super-Lightweight king Josh Taylor but knocking out Geordie favorite Lewis Ritson in front of his home crowd at the Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle this Saturday, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the US and more than 200 countries and territories.
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Lewis Ritson: ‘You let out your inner demon’

Lewis Ritson explains why he would have preferred just to lose his last fight and how he will set things right in his hometown on Saturday. LEWIS RITSON likes to fight. “It’s one of them where you can let out the inner demon a bit, just get stuck in. I don’t think any fighter truly likes getting hit on the end of their nose but it’s the sort of thing when you’re used to it and you don’t react to it, you enjoy it. It’s a passion. That’s what I’ve got. And a little bit of the warrior comes out in the ring and I enjoy that,” he tells Boxing News.
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Lewis Ritson could earn an undisputed world title clash with Josh Taylor with a win this Saturday live on Sky Sports

Lewis Ritson endured stinging criticism after a highly-controversial win, but he can restore his reputation by earning an undisputed world title fight with Josh Taylor. The knockout puncher from the North East is primed for an explosive encounter with Jeremias Ponce tonight, live on Sky Sports, and that is just how he likes it after being mesmerised by Miguel Vazquez last October.