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  • FIGHT NIGHT LIVE - 8.00pm, Saturday, Sky Sports 1
    QUIGG v JAMOYE - Quigg W TKO3
    JOSHUA v AIRICH - Joshua W TKO3
    EGGINGTON v VASSELL - Eggington W TKO8
    9/11/2014 3:16:19 PM
  • FIGHT NIGHT IS HERE [boxing]
    Good evening fight fans, we will be bringing you all the action and more from a fantastic night at the Manchester Arena, where Scott Quigg looks to remind Carl Frampton he is a world champion, Anthony Crolla chases his world title tream and Anthony Joshua makes his Manc debut...
    9/13/2014 6:11:41 PM
  • Here in Manchester taking in some early action is @scottquigg opponent Stephane Jamoye #skyboxing

    Stephane Jamoye (26-5) is in the house already, soaking up the atmosphere in the area. Belgium is a longer trip than Bury, that's for sure!
    9/13/2014 6:21:36 PM
    The world champion is in the house too, relaxing in the dressing room - and looking ready to put on a show!
    9/13/2014 6:31:40 PM
  • A new season gets underway at 8pm on Sky Sports 1! Topping the bill is @scottquigg Already in the arena & relaxed

  • EARLIER RESULTS [boxing]
    Jack Massey is out-pointed over four by Moses Matovu.
    Local lad Jimmy Kell won all four rounds to beat Jason McArdle of Rochdale.
    Sam Hale of Sale and Wayne Brook of Cardiff could not be seperated over four rounds - draw.
    Hosea Burton stopped Tzvetozar Iliev in the fourth and final round!
    9/13/2014 6:53:24 PM
    The Mancunian prospect finally breaks down his Bulgarian opponent to earn a stoppage win.
    9/13/2014 7:00:03 PM
    [betting]No prizes for guessing where the money's going tonight, it's all riding on the big favourites - the main attractions. That's right, Joshua, Crolla and Quigg. But so short are the odds, that you'll get just 19 pence back for every pound placed if you fancy a treble on the three big favourites to win. Anyone for an upset? Bet here.
    9/13/2014 7:05:00 PM
    In another early result, debutant Marcus Morrison halted Csaba Torma inside the first round. A perfect start to the welterweight's professional career.
    9/13/2014 7:05:40 PM
    Right, the fights are coming thick and fast as Scott Cardle next faces Kirk Goodings in a crucial lightweight clash. This bout also serves as a British title eliminator, so plenty at stake for both men. Stay here for round-by-round updates.
    9/13/2014 7:09:26 PM
  • [round-1] [on-the-floor]
    Drama straight from the start! Goodings lands a few early flurries, but Cardle uncorks a right uppercut which dumps the champion on the canvas. Goodings rises on unsteady legs and Cardle races after his stricken foe, landing a string of hooks to force the referee's intervention. All over in a round. 

    9/13/2014 7:16:04 PM
  • Cardle lands with a cracker!

    9/13/2014 7:18:44 PM
  • I just caught him sweet and that was it more or less. To be honest I've always known I could punch. I'm starting to plant my feet more and the shots are coming now - so I'm looking forward to making some noise.
    Scotty Cardle reflects on his stunning early win.
    9/13/2014 7:19:12 PM
    It's nice to see him get a bit of recognition, or praise. He's a quality figther. And I would like to see him fight Terry Flanagan.

    9/13/2014 7:22:56 PM
  • SCOTTY TOO HOTTY [twitter]

    Fellow lightweight Martin J Ward is impressed with Cardle's performance.

    9/13/2014 7:25:49 PM
    Next up, welterweight Denton Vassell is back after suffering a broken jaw in his defeat against Frankie Gavin. But he is facing a stern test against the tough Sam Eggington in another British title eliminator. Should be a cracker.
    9/13/2014 7:28:41 PM
  • [round-1]
    Eggington displays swift handspeed, waking Vassell up with a crisp combination. The Mancunian looks rusty to say the least and Eggington cannot miss in the opening minutes. A couple of right hands bounce off Vassell's chin. 
    9/13/2014 7:31:56 PM
  • [round-2]
    Vassell tries to unwind his trademark hooks, but Eggington blocks the crude punches with ease. Another right from the Stourbridge man finds the target. Quieter round, but Eggington edged it.
    9/13/2014 7:35:56 PM
  • [round-3]
    Eggington refuses to be bullied, catching his opponent with crisp counters, but has suffered a small cut around the eye. OOOH! A right hook knocks Vassell's head back, sending him tottering around the ring. Eggington tries to finish the job, but Vassell somehow survives a stream of right hands. The bell ends the onslaught, but only briefly,   
    9/13/2014 7:40:53 PM
  • Vassell has dragged himself back

    9/13/2014 7:44:37 PM
  • [round-4]
    Vassell appears to have recovered after the short break. He tries to use more head movement, but his range finding jabs are lacking power. Still, Eggington is offering little himself and is maybe taking a breather after his efforts in the last stanza. A much-needed break in the battle for Vassell.  
    9/13/2014 7:44:51 PM
  • [round-5]
    Some crunching body shots rip into Eggington's ribs as Vassell tries to make a fast start. The more experienced man is finally settling into the fight and Eggington is hurt by a fierce flurry of punches. Now Vassell senses he can finish it, but his dazed foe slips out of range and the chance has gone. Great fight.  
    9/13/2014 7:48:19 PM
  • The battle is swinging back and forth

    9/13/2014 7:50:08 PM
  • [round-6]
    Eggington climbs wearily off his stool, but is boxing with more discipline and a couple of rights clip Vassell's chin. Just when you think the younger man is getting on top, back comes Vassell and briefly stuns his opponent with some clubbing punches. Difficult round to score, but maybe Vassell nicked it. 
    9/13/2014 7:52:13 PM
    I am leaning slightly towards Eggington at the end of the sixth. This has been a good response from him. 

    9/13/2014 7:53:39 PM
  • 9/13/2014 7:54:11 PM
  • [round-7]
    Today is Vassell's 30th birthday. Not the ideal way to celebrate, but he will be delighted with a comeback win. Plenty of work to do first and Eggington lands a few crisp counters before Vassell bullies him to the ropes. Another right appears to daze Vassell, who stubbornly responds with hooks of his own. An Eggington round for me.  

    9/13/2014 7:56:13 PM
  • Eggington is right back in it

    9/13/2014 8:00:57 PM
  • [round-8] 
    A crucial round for Vassell if he is going to turn this around, but he is missing badly with his jab. Eggington's eye has become increasingly swollen, although he is still managing to land the cleaner punches. Vassell answers with an uppercut. In the last 30 seconds of the round, a right hook from Eggington wobbles Vassell badly and the referee Richie Davies dives in as he sags on the ropes. All over!   
    9/13/2014 8:01:06 PM
    Vassell was taking more chances in that round but always the cleaner shots were coming from Eggington. That was always the difference for me.

    9/13/2014 8:04:01 PM
  • It was tough. I have sparred him before and he put me down with a few body shots, so that was always on my mind. I'm just glad I won. By the time the referee got there he was sitting on the second rope. The referee did the right thing.
    Sam Eggington was wary of Denton Vassell's power, but felt the stoppage was correct.
    9/13/2014 8:06:45 PM
  • BRING US MOORE [twitter]
    Sky Sports pundit Jamie Moore certainly enjoyed the Vassell-Eggington battle.

    9/13/2014 8:12:05 PM
  • UP NEXT IS...
    Anthony Crolla is in against Gameliel Diaz, with talk of a
    world title still on the Mancunian’s mind.
    This is not going to be easy though,
    that is for certain.
    The Mexican is not going to be a pushover. Crolla always
    brings the locals in, so this should be buzzing…
    9/13/2014 8:13:01 PM
  • DIAZ IS IN FIRST[boxing]
    Diaz has been a world champion of course and has the experience that even Crolla does not match. The WBC super featherweight title was his only last year. He is 38-11-2 with only 17KO’s…
    9/13/2014 8:19:10 PM
    The crowd get behind the local hero already. He knows he needs to win this and win this well - it could finally put his name and face on that world-title level. He needs a big, big win...
    9/13/2014 8:20:24 PM
  • DERRY IS WATCHING [twitter]
    Derry Mathews, a man who holds a win over Anthony Crolla, is keeping a close eye on this one.

    9/13/2014 8:21:01 PM
  • [round-1]
    Crolla takes the centre but Diaz looks typically Mexican –
    hunched, bunched, rushing in and hard. A nice bodyshot and a nice right catch Crolla early but he is establishing that jab nicely.  A double jab and a lovely left to the temple are good. Diaz resonds well but again he foes downstairs – and that works well. A decent opening round and Crolla on his toes and on his jab. Diaz ready to stick it out.

    9/13/2014 8:24:43 PM
  • [round-2]

    The crowd kick in with “oh Anthony Crollaaaa” but Diaz pings his own jab in. 
    Crolla is bouncing around, is clearly on point and again the Mexican’s main weapon is that right hook to the body. He also adds two uppercuts as Crolla is caught in range. A lovely jab redressed the balance and he closes the round well. He looks like he could be in for a long night. But he does look sharp when he’s on the offence.

    9/13/2014 8:28:03 PM
    [betting]Sky Bet's boxing tipster Jamie Casey reckons Scott Quigg will bide his time and get some much-needed rounds under his belt tonight, before finishing the job in the second half of the fight. Elsewhere, Floyd Mayweather to beat Marcos Maidana on points over in America in the early hours seems a banker, as usual, and the two bets combined pays out 3/1. Back the tip here.
    9/13/2014 8:30:00 PM
  • [round-3]

    Diaz goes in early to the body but Crolla spins away and does it back! He has gone downstairs for the first time but is back up with two great jabs.
    But somehow there is now follow and Diaz just comes rolling in, catching him on the body – it is quantity rather than quality. Hang on, the uppercut is back and Crolla is caught. A cracking stiff jab jolts Diaz though and the response is just what he needs – and Manchester needed to see. It is busy but already a tough one to call!

    9/13/2014 8:31:47 PM
  • [cut-above-eye]
    An awful cut above the left springs up! The blood is gushing before he even gets to his stool. It looks like a technical draw and it is... waved off!
    9/13/2014 8:32:55 PM
    It is a bad, bad, bad cut. Diaz is no wimp and if you saw that cut you wouldn't want to fight on. Referee Richie Davies signalled the second but the Mexican men in the corner kept the towel over his head and then it was waved off.
    9/13/2014 8:34:31 PM
  • [cut-above-eye]
    It turned out to be the final clash before the bell for the first. It wasn't as vicious as we have seen, right across the right eye over the eyebrow but at least an inch long. They have cleaned it up and it looks nasty... real shame!
    9/13/2014 8:36:30 PM
  • [ouch]
    Diaz refuses to fight on after suffering the nasty cut
    9/13/2014 8:40:19 PM

    I think he’d had a got me a bit in the third but I think he
    was starting to slow already.
    The plan was to take our time, wear him down and
    then step up the speed later on.
    I am sick as a parrot.

    9/13/2014 8:42:12 PM
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