After battling past John Ryder in the M&S Arena on Saturday night callum Smith stayed on Track for a super-fight next year.
Smith defended WBAsuper super-middleweight title for a second time but has been pushed all the way by challenger Ryder.
A opener found both men create a careful start with Smith trying to maintain Ryder at the end of the long jab.
Ryder, giving away reach and height, took the battle to the winner in the second, throwing combinations and ducking beneath his jab.
Smith started to find his selection from the third, landing a clubbing one-two and kept his calm but Ryder reacted with a good hook to the body.
Target the chest in the fourth and the Londoner continued to shut down the space and the round was completed by both men with cuts above their eyes.
His guard that was elevated dropped and let his hands move from the first time started to discover the target with his hand and at the fifth in an attempt to slow Ryders forward march.
The Gorilla responded with a right hook in the seventh and tried to back upward Smith onto the ropes in the eighth.
men traded hurtful hooks after the champion complained that Ryder led with his mind.
Ryder backed up his man in the 10th and the group traded blows in the round in front of a final round saw both guys celebrate at the last bell.
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