After defeating Robbie Davies Jr on points Within an enthralling fight in Newcastle lewis Ritson stayed.
The hometown favourite produced a career-best functionality to pull ahead in the rounds as Ritson obtained a unanimous decision at a WBA title eliminator.
At a frenetic opening five minutes, Ritson unloaded helpless hooks to stun Davies Jr, who attempted to hit with power punches of his own.
Davies Jr imposed his strength as he forced Ritson to reverse ramming in human body shots, however, the neighborhood hero fired from close quarters in the third in hooks.
Ignoring a busted nose, the early exchanges that were barbarous were declared by Davies Jr in the fourth, also Ritson was quick to answer with his flurry of punches at the fifth.
The constant pace eased a little in the first time, letting Ritson to pump his ramrod jab , alsoSandman delivered precise hands that were left out .
But Davies Jr bullied a Ritson to the ropes in the ninth and responded with right hands.
A flurry from Ritson drew roars from the audience during a cagey 10th and he lifted his arm triumphantly following another crunching mix from the 11th.
From the ropes, Ritson and Davies Jr traded in a final round to finish a breathless encounter.