Joe’s bid for world glory ends in defeat

Motherwell fighter Joe Townsley after losing world title fight in 2001
Motherwell fighter Joe Townsley after losing world title fight in 2001

Motherwell fighter Joe Townsley’s brave bid to land a world title ended in defeat in March 2001.

Despite a battling display, the 29-year-old was unable to overcome hard-hitting defending IBO light middlweweight champ Adrian Stone in Plymouth and lost on points.