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Fight Night - Live

  • FIGHT NIGHT - LIVE
    Hello and welcome to our coverage of Fight Night - Live!

    Tonight, at the Manchester Phones 4 U Arena, Scott Quigg defends his WBA super-bantamweight title against South African Tshifhiwa Munyai. 

    There will also be the intriguing match-up between former sparring partners John Murray and Anthony Crolla, and Josh Warrington taking on challenger Rendall Munroe for the Commonwealth featherweight crown.
    4/19/2014 4:21:08 PM
  • QUIGG V MUNYAI
    Bury boy Scott Quigg was set to defend his WBA title against Nehomar Cermeno tonight but, due to visa problems, the Venezuelan was unable to make it to Manchester and 28-year-old Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-2-1) has stepped in.
    4/19/2014 4:31:11 PM
  • QUIGG V MUNYAI
    Munyai (5ft9in) is taller than Cermeno (5ft6in) and Quigg could be in for an awkward test against an opponent who, eight years ago, took the Commonwealth bantamweight belt from Martin Power at York Hall.
    4/19/2014 4:37:09 PM
  • NELSON'S VIEW
    Here's what Sky Sports expert Johnny Nelson makes of the contest.

    I know it was a late change but I think this might just have got a whole lot harder for Quigg. 

    Munyai might not be that active but he is tall and rangey and he is awkward to say the least and that makes it difficult for Quigg. 

    The Munyai of old - around 2006 - would definitely have beaten him and although Quigg is growing in experience all the time, this really could be an upset.


    4/19/2014 4:38:17 PM
  • QUIGG v MUNYAI

    Munyai required two visits to the scales before making weight on Friday. The challenger, who took the fight at just a week's notice, was only 5oz over the 8st 10lb limit at the first time of asking and after being given two hours to shed the extra weight, did just that.
    4/19/2014 4:44:35 PM
  • CROLLA v MURRAY
    However, the fight closing the night in Manchester on Saturday will be the clash between good friends Anthony Crolla and John Murray
    4/19/2014 4:45:43 PM
  • CROLLA v MURRAY
    After leaving the Joe Gallagher stable, Murray returns to the ring to face former sparring partner Crolla for the  the WBO Intercontinental lightweight title. 
    4/19/2014 4:48:56 PM
  • CROLLA V MURRAY
    Who will come out on top when the two pals meet in Manchester? 


    4/19/2014 4:50:10 PM
  • LIVE ON SKY SPORTS
    You can watch all of tonight's action live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 7.30pm.

    Or stick with us for live updates throughout the bouts!
    4/19/2014 4:55:26 PM
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    4/19/2014 6:16:59 PM
  • READY TO RUMBLE
    John Murray and Anthony Crolla are gearing up for fight night - our coverage starts in less than 15 minutes on Sky Sports 2
    4/19/2014 6:17:56 PM
  • UNDERCARD ACTION
    We'll kick off our live coverage on Sky Sports with Callum Smith v Francois Bastient but there's already been some undercard bouts so far this evening...

    • Jack Massey bt Danny Fleary
    • Sam Hyde bt Tommy Gifford
    • Hosea Burton bt Valentin Freulon
    • Tyrone Nurse bt Tyler Goodjon 
    4/19/2014 6:26:23 PM
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    4/19/2014 6:27:15 PM
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    4/19/2014 6:27:39 PM
  • It's a big night of boxing in Manchester! Here's Paul Smith Jr's thoughts on what's to come

    4/19/2014 6:32:00 PM
  • LIVE ON SKY
    We're now live on Sky Sports 2! Tune in for the action - or stick with us for live updates. [boxing]
    4/19/2014 6:33:50 PM
  • Johnny Nelson is our host, with Paul Smith, Jamie Moore and Glenn McCrory joining him at ringside...

    4/19/2014 6:35:32 PM
  • Ed Robinson catches up with Joe Gallagher

    4/19/2014 6:43:20 PM
  • There are not many world champions who would have taken this high-calibre opponent at a weeks notice but the preparation is done and where ready to rock and roll. I am expecting nothing but a spectacular win for Scott  Quigg.

    Joe Gallagher starts the countdown to Quigg v Munyai!
    4/19/2014 6:46:22 PM
  • SMITH V BASTIENT
    Liverpool lad Callum Smith - the younger brother of Paul - takes on Frenchman Bastient in our first live fight. 

    4/19/2014 6:46:29 PM
  • SMITH V BASTIENT
    Will former European title challenger Bastient (43-10-1) become Smith's 10th victim? The hot prospect has seven KOs.

    4/19/2014 6:46:56 PM
  • SMITH V BASTIENT - ROUND ONE
    Smith starts brightly, looking confident against his 32-year-old opponent - who has offered little in the opening exchange.
    4/19/2014 6:48:12 PM
  • SMITH V BASTIENT - ROUND TWO
    Smith unleashes a fierce volley and has Bastient in trouble on the ropes midway through the round but the Frenchman bravely sees off the onslaught. Jim Watt says this is only going one way - but Bastient is showing plenty of resolve.

    4/19/2014 6:53:29 PM
  • SMITH V BASTIENT - ROUND THREE
    IT'S ALL OVER! A powerful body shot sent Bastient sprawling through the ropes. He got up and made the count but his corner had seen enough and threw in the towel. That was an impressive left-hander from Smith! 
    4/19/2014 6:55:42 PM
  • SMITH GOES 10-0
    Sky Sports expert Jim Watt sees plenty of positive signs from Callum Smith: 

    It was a terrific performance - you can't fault that.

    4/19/2014 6:57:11 PM
  • Callum Smith reflects on a third-round success...

    4/19/2014 7:02:02 PM
  • The plan was to be patient. This guy has fought for the European title and lost it on points so I expected a few rounds but everything I threw landed so maybe I got carried away!
    CALLUM SMITH
    4/19/2014 7:05:40 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON
    Next up is a six-round welterweight bout between Sam Eggington and William Warburton
    4/19/2014 7:06:44 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON
    Stourbridge prospect Eggington is 11-2 and has impressed in a couple of Prizefighter events. Tonight he's up against 27-year-old Warburton who has racked up 75 fights (12-60-3).
    4/19/2014 7:09:12 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON - ROUND ONE
    Eggington setting a good pace in the first round. Warburton saw off Georgie Kean just last week at the Copper Box, so it's important Eggington stays on the front foot - and that's just what he did in the opener.
    4/19/2014 7:12:28 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON - ROUND TWO
    Eggington going about his work nicely. Warburton is struggling to trouble the 20-year-old. 

    4/19/2014 7:16:00 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON - ROUND THREE
    Another round in the bag for Eggington. Nothing sensational from the youngster but he's wearing down his opponent and is yet to put a foot wrong.
    4/19/2014 7:20:32 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON - ROUND FOUR
    A couple of right hands to the body and a stiff left jab from Eggington keeps Warburton at bay for another round. The Lancashire fighter is looking motivated but really struggling to find a response.
    4/19/2014 7:25:01 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON - ROUND FIVE
    A right to the body and a left hook sends Warburton onto the ropes and a flurry from Eggington has his opponent in trouble. However Warburton lands a right of his own to give himself some breathing space. Eggington then lands two powerful rights to the head in his most effective round so far.
    4/19/2014 7:27:28 PM
  • EGGINGTON V WARBURTON - ROUND SIX 
    Warburton had been stopped just twice before in his 75-fight career and has made it to the final bell again this time with some evasive movement in the last - but there's no doubt about the winner. Eggington finishes off an impressive if not spectacular display trying to hunt down his man without finishing with a flourish.  
    4/19/2014 7:31:36 PM
  • EGGINGTON WINS ON POINTS
    The 20-year-old goes to 10-2 with a one-sided points win
    4/19/2014 7:32:15 PM
  • Sam Eggington celebrates

    4/19/2014 7:33:39 PM

  • He took his chance and he's on Sky Sports television where a lot of kids want to be and he impressed. With a little bit of TLC I rate him. He could definatelty get up to English or British title.

    Paul Smith on Sam Eggington
    4/19/2014 7:36:56 PM
  • WARRINGTON V MUNROE
    The Binman is back! Rendall Munroe is taking on Josh Warrington from Leeds for the Commonwealth featherweight...
    4/19/2014 7:38:49 PM
  • WARRINGTON V MUNROE - ROUND ONE
    Munroe starts in familiar fashion, up and down, back and forth on his toes. But Warrington lands a nice counter left early on and although it looks like the good old days fro Rendall, the youngster looks sharp. He looks calm as well, that left landing nicely again towards the end of a decent opening round.


    4/19/2014 7:41:58 PM
  • WARRINGTON V MUNROE - ROUND TWO
    Munroe is coming forward again and working downstairs but the head catches Warrington, who again looks comfortable. A lovely left then a overhead right shuffles Munroe back and the champion looks in control from the off. The right is coming into play more and more as well. Combinations are counting and countering every time. Warrington has no problems with the Munroe southpaw stance.
    4/19/2014 7:45:23 PM
  • WARRINGTON V MUNROE - ROUND THREE
    Rendall opens up with a bodyshot but again the response is sharp. Left to the body, a right to the temple, the left upstairs and a final right show Warrington's smartness. But Munroe keeps busy and you know he will give it his all - the bodyshots slowly start to sneak in and he steps our of range. Munroe's confidence seems to be growing in this round.  Warrington is on his back foot for the first time as the bell sounds. The Binman might be back!
    4/19/2014 7:49:43 PM
  • WARRINGTON V MUNROE - ROUND FOUR
    Warrington comes out firing, pinning Munroe back with a barrage of those jabs and those rights. The experienced man manages to escape but the young Commonwealth featherweight champion is reminding us just who should be the boss again. He then moves downstairs, lands heavy left at the end of another fine combo. The exchanges are working in his favour and Munroe is not really making any impact this time. He is erkier and jerkier than ever though!
    4/19/2014 7:53:52 PM
  • WARRINGTON v MUNROE - ROUND FIVE
    Warrington again opens with those sharp shots from close in as Munroe pushes forward again. A big left wobbles the Binman for the first time tonight and he just looks like he know what to do to put a busy, awkward opponent in his place! Rendall can still dodge a few though and to his credit, he calms the action down and Warrington misses more than usual. This looks like it has 12 rounds written all over it!
    4/19/2014 7:57:58 PM
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