Lewis Ritson Defeats Uruzquieta: “I Want The Big Names Now!”

Lewis Ritson Wants A Big Name Next!

Lewis Ritson with his fist in the air.
Lewis Ritson | Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Lewis Ritson Defeats Christian Uruzquieta; Thomas Patrick Ward Defeats Leonardo Padilla

Lewis “Sandman” Ritson returned to winning ways in style as he defeated Christian Uruzquieta (20-5-2, 7KO) at Probellum Unstoppable on December 18.

Probellum’s inaugural show in the UK was held in association with Phil Jeffries at the Rainton Arena in Sunderland, and featured a number of extremely entertaining battles.

Along with Ritson’s victory, there were wins for the likes of Thomas Patrick Ward, Ricky Burns, Mark Dickinson and more, on an evening which also saw Probellum unveil two new signings: undefeated British super-welterweight champion Troy Williamson, and five-time amateur national champion Ben Rees.


Sandman claimed a fantastic stoppage victory on his return to the ring as he came out on top against Christian Uruzquieta.

Ritson (22-2, 12 knockouts) shone from start to finish in the fight, with the big moment coming in round nine, where a fantastic flurry of punches sent Uruzquieta tumbling to the floor.

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The Mexican managed to get up and see out the round, but with more punishment potentially looming, the corner decided to pull their man out, giving Ritson a great win inside the distance.

“I tried to add little things in the gym that I’ve been working on, and we were working well off the jab. We got the win and I want the big names now.

“I was fully focused and broke him down after four or so rounds. So I’m happy with the performance. I’ve added a few more strings to the bow, and with Probellum we’re going to be a big force up here for the next few years.

“I’m ready to rock and roll.”

Lewis Ritson – IBF #12 Ranked Junior Welterweight

THOMAS PATRICK WARD def. LEONARDO PADILLA via UD after 10 rounds (100-90, 100-90, 98-92)

Thomas Patrick Ward put in yet another vintage performance as he dominated proceedings against Leonardo Padilla (20-4, 14KO).

Ward (31-0-1, 4 knockouts) was a level above Padilla, constantly beating his opponent to the key shots and doing damage with his quick attacks.

There was only one outcome when the final bell tolled, with Ward getting his hand raised and moving one step closer to another world title shot.

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