Dalton Smith all headline in his home city next after securing a sensational stoppage win.

The British super-lightweight champion made a second successful defence of his crown against Billy Allington at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

Smith, exclusively live on DAZN, as part of the supporting cast to Leigh Wood’s second defence of the WBA featherweight title against Mexican danger man Mauricio Lara.

And now ‘Thunder’ will return on April 29 when he meets Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Sam Maxwell (17-1, 11 KOs) at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.

Maxwell was ringside, having handled business himself earlier in the night by getting back to winning ways against Shaun Cooper over six rounds, and watched on as Dalton laboured to a 12-round points win against the former English and Southern Area champion.

Allington was soundly beaten in the fight and dropped by a left hook in round nine, which was the same round Smith was warned for a low blow, but the challenger managed to see out the proceedings before Smith –– cut over the right eye –– was awarded the fight following tallies of 120-107 and 119-108 twice to move him to 14-0 with 10 quick.

Meanwhile, Gary Cully will return home later this year after picking up yet another title.

The Irish star has a slot on the undercard of Katie Taylor’s undisputed lightweight title rematch against Amanda Serrano in Dublin on May 20 after taking out Wilfredo Flores in style.

The American visitor was dropped in the second round, having been cut in the opener, before the third man in the ring, Howard Foster, gave a wry smile as he waved the contest over after a flurry of shots from the 27-year-old, who is now the WBA Inter-Continental champion at lightweight.

Maxi Hughes, the IBO champion, has been mentioned as a potential opponent for ‘The Diva’ in his next fight and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, is convinced that Cully will “carry the flag for Irish boxing for a very long time” once the aforementioned Taylor departs.

And Cheavon Clarke continued his apprenticeship in the paid code with a convincing 10-round points win over Panama-born Israel Duffus.

The Gravesend former Team GB man had his foe over four times –– twice in the sixth, once in the seventh and once in the 10th and final round –– as he moved to 5-0, with all but one quick, taking the fight on the scorecards by margins of 98-90 and 98-88 twice.

But there was disaster for Gamal Yafai as he was dropped heavily on several occasions.

The Birmingham man, part of the clan that includes former WBA super-flyweight titlist Kal and Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning amateur Galal who is now undefeated as a pro, was fighting for the first time under the tutelage of new training team Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis.

However, their partnership couldn’t have got off to a worse start as Yafai was dropped three times.

He managed to survive the fight against game Argentine Diego Alberto Ruiz –– who is 28 and will be known to British fans for having been in the ring with Michael Conlan, Jack Bateson, Shabaz Masoud and Lee McGregor –– but after seeing the canvas in the second, third and 10th round, was on the wrong end of scorecards which read 98-89, 97-90 and 97-91.