These two had been inseperable - 4 fights, 4 draws, but finally Simms produced a winning performance taking a close but unanimous decision over his long time rival.

Palomino was dignified in defeat saying, "Simms had that extra bit left down the stretch and I wasn't able to impose my strategy uopn him this time. I'm sure I'll get another shot at him one day but next up I gotta fight another tough tough opponent in Sergiy Dzinziruk. It'll be a great test for us both and I look forward to it."