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    James DeGale is ringside, and he also wants to see more from Ogogo having been impressed with what he has just seen.
    I've not seen much of his first six fights, but that was impressive. I really just want to see Anthony Ogogo step up a level now, because he's a world class athlete and he can go all the way. It's all about levels and tonight he was a level above.

    7/12/2014 6:33:39 PM
    It wouldn't be Fight Night in Liverpool without the Smith brothers, and we've got two tonight, starting with Stephen Smith as he takes on Pedro Navarrete...
    7/12/2014 6:34:54 PM
    Cagey start in this one, Smith and Navarrete just feeling each other out in the early stages.
    7/12/2014 6:37:50 PM
    Smith tagged with a good right hand by Navarrete, just to wake him up, we know he needs the rounds but he can't afford to look beyond the Mexican, who looks like he's got some power in that right.
    7/12/2014 6:41:40 PM
    [round-3] Smith v Navarrete
    Much better from Smith, he got a real telling off from Joe Gallagher in his corner after round two, and he looked upset with himself. But he took his time in that round and started to find some good counters.
    7/12/2014 6:45:55 PM
    [round-4] Smith v Navarrete
    Only two wins in his last ten for Navarrete, but he's well in this and looks comfortable against a lacklustre Smith so far.
    7/12/2014 6:49:27 PM
    Glen's worried about how Smith's going about his task here...
    Smith's come in a bit heavy for this fight, and he looks a bit lethargic to say the least. I hope he's not looked at Navarrete's record and thought this will be easy because no fights are. He's stressing a bit now and looks like he's worrying about his level of performance, which is not a good sign.

    7/12/2014 6:51:35 PM
    [round-5] Smith v Navarrete
    Another so-so round, Smith's still struggling to get a foothold. 
    7/12/2014 6:54:05 PM
    [round-6] Smith v Navarrete
    Former amateur team-mate James DeGale agrees that Smith is fighting way below his best, and his body language is not looking great to say the least.
    7/12/2014 6:58:08 PM
    [round-7] Smith v Navarrete
    Much better stuff from Smith in this round, looking more lively as we near the end of the bout.
    7/12/2014 7:02:17 PM
    [round-8] Smith v Navarrete
    Smith gets more joy in the final round, and it should be enough to get him the decision but he'll be far from happy with his victory.
    7/12/2014 7:06:58 PM
    Stephen Smith wins it what looked a nervy display, and at least he's through and could get a world title shot next..
    We all have those nights, I'm not going to sit here and make excuses, I just had one of those nights. I'm not too disappointed with the result just the performance, but ask anyone they'll tell you you can't be 100 percent every time. 
    Joe Gallagher agrees..
    I thought it was a nervy performance, we're so close to that world title shot now it's like a semi-final and you don't want to slip-up on a potential banana skin. But he got the rounds in, this Mexican is tough and a knockout was never on the cards.

    7/12/2014 7:09:49 PM
    A big one coming up next - Rocky Fielding faces Noe Gonzalez in what looks a 50-50 contest.
    7/12/2014 7:17:51 PM
    [round-1] Fielding v Gonzalez 
    Rocky failed to make the last fight and lost his Commonwealth strap, but he's inside the super-middleweight limit this time and looks lean and mean. Gonzalez is looking lively though as well, firing some early body shots in.
    7/12/2014 7:22:41 PM
    [round-2] Fielding v Gonzalez
    Fielding keeping Gonzalez at bay, largely, but a feint and nice uppercut draws a big response from the Uruguayan's corner and sends out a warning to the home favourite.
    7/12/2014 7:26:24 PM
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    7/12/2014 7:30:00 PM
    [round-3] Fielding v Gonzalez
    Turning into a good contest this one, Gonzalez is loading up when he can and is putting everything behind his shots. He's caught Fielding a couple of times and rocked the bigger man slightly back during that round - Rocky's also landed though in the best round so far.
    7/12/2014 7:30:08 PM
    [round-4] Fielding v Gonzalez
    Similar pattern, Gonzalez backed up against the ropes, but he then bursts forward and is happy to trade, so is Fielding, who has already taken a couple of shots but has taken them well.
    7/12/2014 7:33:09 PM
    [tko] ROCKY WINS!
    Fielding comes out early and catches Gonzalez while he's throwing punches and he floors the Uruguayan. He's tough though is Gonzalez and gets up but nothing is coming back and the referee stops it in the corner.
    7/12/2014 7:38:39 PM
    Rocky Fielding was delighted with that win - a fifth-round stoppage of Gonzalez is exactly the same result George Groves managed against him...
    Tough fighter isn't he! It was a serious fight, but it's the step up that a needed to bring out the best in me. And it was a good statement so people will be talking about me a bit - I got a lot of stick after my last fight, which wasn't the best, but hopefully I'll get a bit of credit now.

    7/12/2014 7:42:55 PM
    Anthony Ogogo delighted with latest victory 

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    7/12/2014 7:45:43 PM
    Next up Luke Campbell MBE...
    7/12/2014 7:52:39 PM
    [round-1] Campbell v Woodruff 
    First round back after a five month break for Campbell, not a bad start, looking busy and lively.
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    [round-2] Campbell v Woodruff 
    Busy, is the best word to describe both men in that second round, Woodruff is no slouch himself and Campbell is being made to miss a fair bit.
    7/12/2014 8:00:26 PM
    [round-3] Campbell v Woodruff
    The Welshman is providing more than just the odd problem for Campbell, mainly through his speed and slickness.
    7/12/2014 8:04:13 PM
    [round-4] Campbell v Woodruff
    Muted applause after that round, very tactical, very quick hands from both but both are also proving hard to hit. 
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    [round-5] Campbell v Woodruff
    Woodruff growing in confidence, he does look comfortable in there and Campbell has barely landed a clean shot on him all fight.
    7/12/2014 8:12:17 PM
    [betting]Sky Bet have a specially enhanced double on offer ahead of the two biggest fights of the night - Nathan Cleverly to win inside six rounds and Tony Bellew to win on points is now 4/1. Bet here

    7/12/2014 8:30:00 PM
    [round-5] Smith v Biosse
    Biosse just keeps on coming, and he also finds some attack and catches Smith with a left hand that clearly shakes Smith for a bit and Biosse turns up the pressure sensing it. We'll find out a great deal more about Callum Smith in the next few rounds...
    7/12/2014 8:47:29 PM
    [round-6] Smith v Biosse
    Fast start to the round again by Biosse, and it's a quieter round from Smith, who may just have been stung in the last round - he still looks on top but was wise to keep Biosse at arm's length for three minutes. 
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    [round-7] Smith v Biosse
    Smith winning this by a mile, looks like he's not going all-in on the stoppage right now, and see his way through without any undue upsets against a dangerous opponent.
    7/12/2014 8:55:34 PM
    [round-8] Smith v Biosse
    Very professional stuff from Smith, he's still hurting Biosse at times but he's not rushing in there. 
    7/12/2014 9:00:42 PM
    [round-9] Smith v Biosse
    Biosse walks onto a big right uppercut from Smith, but again he takes it and carries on grabbing and spoiling - he's got some chin but he is showing signs of slowing down now.
    7/12/2014 9:02:46 PM
    [round-10] Smith v Biosse
    Great fight! Biosse takes another whopping uppercut just before the final bell, but he sees it out. What a test for Smith, he's come through it very well, dealing with an awkward opponent with a granite chin. 
    7/12/2014 9:08:42 PM
    Wide margin points win for Smith, after a terrific all round performance, showed great maturity and strength as he was still punching hard in the 10th. He also took a few good shots as well.
    7/12/2014 9:09:32 PM
    [betting]We're nearing the main event of the night, and here's how the bookies see it panning out, with Bellew odds-on for a stoppage win. Click here to bet on the bout.
    7/12/2014 9:15:00 PM
    Callum Smith...
    I've been wanting that for a long time, I needed rounds and I think it was a good patient performance. He was a clever opponent but I always knew that I had the upper hand.

    7/12/2014 9:18:05 PM
    Nathan Cleverly
    I'm happy enough, I said all week he'd come in swinging hooks trying to catch me so I just brought my chin down and gloves up and break him down, which is what I did. I just started softening him up with the body shots and stepping in with heavier shots and it was only a matter of time before I got the stoppage.

    And a word for Bellew...

    Please Tony, win your next fight, produce the goods, because I'm coming for you!

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    7/12/2014 9:56:35 PM
    Biggest test to date for Anthony Joshua as he faces the wily old Bedford Bear - Matt Skelton. The veteran knows how to spoil and disrupt so he knows what he's doing in there..
    7/12/2014 9:57:46 PM
    [round-1] Joshua v Skelton
    Skelton comes rushing in trying to grab and bully Joshua, but the young man shows he's no pushover as he pushes the veteran almost over the top rope. After that it settles down with Joshua picking his shots, and catches Skelton with a big shot near the end of the round.
    7/12/2014 10:01:59 PM
    [feedback] How do you see this one going? What about Bellew coming up, and who would win between Smith v Fielding? Send me your tweets to @SportsPaulH and I'll dig out the best
    7/12/2014 10:03:08 PM
    [on-the-floor] Skelton down!
    Clubbing right hand to the temple puts Skelton on the floor, he gets back to his feet for nine and the ref allows him to continue, looks out on his feet though.

    7/12/2014 10:05:29 PM
    [tko] TKO!
    Fearsome finish again from Joshua, seven out of seven and all inside two rounds! After the knockdown Joshua takes his time and picks out a left hand this time and as Skelton falls against the ropes the ref steps in to call it off.
    7/12/2014 10:07:49 PM
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