Last night at Aston Villa Leisure Centre in Birmingham, England, Don Broadhurst, 9-0 (1), outpointed Ghanaian novice Isaac Quaye, 1-2-1 (0), over twelve rounds to win the vacant Commonwealth Super Flyweight title.
Popular local middleweight Matthew Macklin, 23-2 (16), picked up a good win by decisioning Geard Ajetovic, 16-4-1 (8), in a ten rounder while super feather Stephen Foster, 24-2-1 (16), did the same in six against journeyman Jason Nesbitt, 7-77-2 (5), while fighting at welterweight.
Boxing's most experienced fighter, Peter "The Professor" Buckley, 32-256-12 (8), finally hung up the gloves after participating in his 300th contest and capped off his career with the first win in five years by outpointing Matin Mohammed, 0-1-1 (0), in a four rounder.
39 year old Buckley has fought the top men in Britain since turning pro as a featherweight on October 4, 1989 with a draw against Alan Baldwin at the Colosseum in Stafford, England.
An unbelievably active fighter, Buckley's record stood at 10-5-3 (1), after his first full year, 18 contests over twelve months!
Buckley won the British Midlands Area Super Feather title in June, 1991 and defended it once in February, 1992 and his record stood at 18-14-5 (4), before the long slide of losses started.
"The Professor" was known for his incredible durability and chin. Only Duke McKenzie, Naseem Hamed, Paul Lloyd, Colin McMillan, Gregorio Medina, Acelino Freitas, Richard Evatt, Martin O'Malley and Bradley Pryce managed to stop him.
After the Pryce loss in 2002, Buckley finished his last 116 bouts on his feet.
Enjoy your retirement Mr. Buckley, you've certainly earned it.