Nick Campbell outlasts Jay McFarlane in seventh-round stoppage to win Scottish heavyweight title in Glasgow | boxing news

Nick Campbell persevered in an entertaining brawl with Jay McFarlane to bring about a seventh-round stoppage on Saturday in Glasgow.

It was the first Scottish heavyweight championship fight in 71 years and Campbell relaunched the belt finally stopping the spunky and erratic McFarlane.

Undefeated Campbell, a former professional rugby player, was injured but floored McFarlane and the following attack led to the referee stopping the fight.

Campbell is the first Scottish heavyweight champion in 71 years

McFarlane was unorthodox in the opening exchanges but, by the end of the first round, he was taken by punches as he tried to goad Campbell.

Campbell’s taller, more traditional approach easily held McFarlane at bay and looked set to end the fight as the second ended.

McFarlane was exhausted and throwing tired punches in the third as he bled from the nose.

Suddenly, round four caught fire when McFarlane landed a left hook that visibly rattled Campbell.

A savage sixth started with Campbell landing a solid uppercut and causing a swollen eye, but ended with McFarlane landing two overhand rights and a visibly hurtful body shot.

A right hand from Campbell in the seventh put McFarlane in the seat of his pants and was the beginning of the end.

Campbell launched a flurry of shots and the referee stepped in to protect McFarlane.

Campbell extended his professional record to 5-0.

Sky Sports

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