Corby professional boxer Simon Barclay fought for the IBF European Cruiserwight title in Edinburgh on Friday ( Oct 7 ).

In a fight featured live on BoxNation TV, Simon went the distance with the experienced Scotsman Stephen Simmonds, who went on to claim victory by a unaninmous points decision from the judges.

Simon took on the fight at short notice following an injury to another boxer and Barclay's management say there are positives the Corby man can take from only his second professional loss.