Yarde will now be looking forward to the Lyndon Arthur match which, should he win, will no doubt see him setting his sights back on world-level competition.
Elsewhere on the card -
10 rounds at middleweight
Unanimous draw- (95-95, 95-95, 95-95)
The only real 50-50 fight of the night, Heffron-Bentley caused a considerable buzz on the boxing scene when it was announced and last night we saw why.
It was an all-action affair with Heffron acting as the aggressor and taking the front foot while Bentley took on the role of counterpuncher.
Round two saw early drama when Heffron - caught square - was knocked down with a perfectly timed straight-left. The rounds that followed, however, ebbed and flowed with both men having patches of success, despite the commentary which for the most part favoured Heffron.
The most decisive moment since the knockdown came in the 9th when Heffron caught Bentley with a big right hand that had the London man in trouble for the second half of the round.
In a fight that came down to what style you prefer, all three judges were unable to split them scoring it a unanimous draw.
10 rounds for the IBF European welterweight championship
Winner - Essuman (100 - 90, 98 -93, 98 -92)
Peynaud (8-8-3), who is best known for troubling Conor Benn back in 2017 gave undefeated Ekow Essuman (14-0) a tough fight over 10 rounds but didn't quite have enough in the arsenal to win back the title that he once held.
Though the rounds were competitive with Peynaud certainly having his moments, Ekowman did the cleaner work for the majority of the fight, emerging the clear winner on the score-cards.
4 Rounds at super-welterweight
Winner - Frankham (40-36)
40 year old McCauley (15 - 208 - 12), proved a decent challenge for the pro-debut of Joshua Frankham (1-0).
Though never in any real trouble of losing, Frankham certainly wasn't handed the win against the vastly experienced veteran.
At the end of the 4 rounds, the referee scored it 40-36 to Frankham. An impressive start to the career of the young prospect.
4 Rounds at lightweight
Winner - Harrison (39-37)
In the first fight of the night, prospect Bilal Ali (4-1) lost his unbeaten record after a close fight with Ed Harrison (2-4).
Harrison, who was expected to test Ali but not expected to win, had no intentions of merely making up the numbers. He forced the action, making things uncomfortable for Bilal on the inside which would ultimately lead to Bilal being docked a point for holding.
Despite some confusion amongst the officials at the end, the referee scored the fight 39-37 in favour of Harrison.
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