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  • O2 Arena, London
    10 WBC International heavyweight title
    Final Eliminator for IBF featherweight title 
    Vacant English light-welterweight title
    Vacant WBA Inter-continental middleweight title
    10/10/2014 3:56:39 PM
  • [boxing]WE'RE BACK
    It's been a whole week since Live Fight Night kept boxing buzzing and we are back in action. Coming from the O2 Arena in London, we have some terrific prospects, a world-title hopeful and one of the biggest men - and names - in our game...
    10/11/2014 5:57:55 PM
    Anthony Joshua is fighting for his first title as he takes on Denis Bakhtov over 10 rounds for the WBC International heavyweight strap. Lee Selby takes on the touch Joe Brunker with the winner getting a shot at the IBF featherweight title, while local lads John Ryder and Ricky Boylan are both looking to put on a show...
    10/11/2014 6:11:51 PM
  • Weighed in at 16st12lbs9oz!! Come watch me win my first pro belt, it’ll be a show not to forget @stubhubuk #AndTheNew

  • [boxing]MORE TO COME
    But there is more than the heavyweight hopeful... Lee Selby is fighting a final eliminator for the IBF featherweight title, knowing a win will get his chance. Plus we also have live coverage of local lads John Ryder and Ricky Boylan facing tough tests too.
    10/11/2014 7:04:07 PM
    [betting]Here's how Sky Bet see tonight's fights going, with Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua heavily fancied by the bookmakers.
    10/11/2014 7:05:00 PM
    With such short prices on tonight's favourites, Sky Bet have boosted the odds on a special four-fold for all you boxing fans...
    10/11/2014 7:30:00 PM
  • [johnny-nelson]
    We are now live from the O2 Arena on Sky Sports 1... h Johnny Nelson your host from ringside.
    10/11/2014 7:30:09 PM
  • [johnny-nelson]WATCH NOW!
    We are now live from the O2 Arena on Sky Sports 1... with Johnny Nelson your host from ringside.
    10/11/2014 7:30:44 PM
  • [boxing]PRICE IS RIGHT!
    David Price is back in the UK and is another heavyweight who is in action. He is part of our ringside team, along with former world cruiserweight champion, Glenn McCrory
    10/11/2014 7:34:59 PM
    It's been a busy night so far fight fans, so we will give you the biggest results before the live action takes over.
    10/11/2014 7:35:59 PM
    Erick Ochieng beat William Warburton on Pts over 4 Rnds, which is great news for fight fights - this is his first fight back since that scare when he was stretchered out of Prizefighter in April.
    10/11/2014 7:36:17 PM
  • The Eagle is back with a win!

    10/11/2014 7:36:39 PM
  • [tko]BOWES PERFECT 10th
    Philip Bowes beat Joe Hughes with a dramatic last-round stoppage to take the vacant Southern Area light-welteterweight title.
    10/11/2014 7:37:04 PM
    Unbeaten Tommy Martin made it 10-0 with a 7th Rnd stoppage against Matty Tew. The light-welterweight was back in the ring since boxing at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, in April - where Messrs Bellew and Cleverly were topping the bill!
    10/11/2014 7:37:21 PM
    It's John Ryder against Theophilus Tetteh for the vacant WBA Inter-continental middleweight title. He pushed Billy Joe Saunders all the way last year, missing out on the British and Commonwealth straps, but now he could be getting that all-important first title. We're off...
    10/11/2014 7:40:33 PM
  • [round-1]ROUND ONE
    Tetteh came in at a week's notice so are the weight issues going to come into play? Ryder looks bigger and far more solid and an early combination suggests he will soon be in charge. But Tetteh looks ok, pinging in a couple of jabs which don't look too bad. It's the man they call The Gorilla who finishes on top, doubling up the jab and pushing him back nicely. And is there a mark on Ryders head? Seems to be a bang early on...
    10/11/2014 7:44:23 PM
  • [round-2]ROUND TWO
    Ryder comes skipping to the centre but the first notbale shot is a right from Tetteh that sneaks through. The southpaw is a little open but Ryder comes forward to close the gap as often as possible. Tetteh gets told off for grabbing again and the close-in stuff is not just what Ryder wants, but what he is good at. A nice right hook to the ribs is the first time he pins him down and then at the end he has him on the ropes and a combination does the trick, a right over the top. Two more lefts up top finish strongly and looks better already...
    10/11/2014 7:48:42 PM
  • [jim-watt]JIM CALLS FOR THE JAB:

    Ryder has a nice jab and as a southpaw, you want to see him throw it a bit more often.

    10/11/2014 7:52:08 PM
  • [round-3]ROUND THREE
    Ryder bullies him from the off. Tetteh looks a little uncomfortable as they go at it from close range with only the man from Islington ruling. The right to the head comes through, the left does the same and Ryder is completely dominant. Tetteh is offering nothing back. He is covered up nicely but the shots just hit and hammer time after time. He grabs again and Richie Davis deducts a point and then Ryder swarms again, landing a lovely uppercut to the stomach. It looks like it could be all over very, very soon...
    10/11/2014 7:52:39 PM
  • [round-4]ROUND FOUR
    Straight on the attack for Ryder and on the defence for Tetteh. In the corner there is nothing he can do. That Ryder right is a permanent pain and but the left isn't far behind. A vicious right to the ribs might well have ended it but Tetteh is game, if nowhere near as good as his opponent. Ryder seems happy to ease off and ping from a distance, not charging in, but he can do what he wants. The jab does emerge later on as he stays out and seems to enjoy it. Tetteh looks exhausted and the corner have promised "one more round"... again.
    10/11/2014 7:56:29 PM
  • [round-5]ROUND FIVE
    Same again. A lovely comnination, right to the head, left down and then another right shows his obvious class and shows that he can be sharp, even when the opposition aren't. Tetteh wafts a wild right hook of his own that all but leaves London and just after than there is a towel appearing in the corner. Ryder presses forward again and yet again Tetteh loses another point - this time for holding. You can't blame him because he is out of his depth, but Ryder still pummels away, straight on, when he is close in. It's over
    10/11/2014 8:00:22 PM
  • [referee]IT'S OVER!
    The referee steps in - and rightly so. Ryder's right powers though and sends him wobbling slightly but to be honest Tetteh was already in trouble through sheer overwhelming.It is a good decision and a fairly decent showing from John. He did all he could with what was in front of him...
    10/11/2014 8:02:57 PM
    We were preparing for Khomitsky and we knew it was going to be tough. With the late replacement, it wasn't much different - he was a wild puncher. I stuck to it, kept at it and needed to because Tetteh was a dangerous opponent. I want to keep progressing and getting up the world rankings. This is what boxing is about for me, the titles.

    10/11/2014 8:04:27 PM
    He did what he had to do and it's a nice little belt to put on the mantelpiece. It gives him a bit of incentive to aim for better things. He's right up there with the best in the British middleweight division.

    10/11/2014 8:05:50 PM
  • [boxing]NEXT UP
    It's non-stop at the O2 with what promises to be the fight of the night! Ricky Botlan and Tyler Goodjohn are not the best of chums but they are both guys who like to come forward and have a proper tear-up. The English light-welterweight title is up for grabs...
    10/11/2014 8:10:09 PM
    Goodjohn won the round but more importantly he inflicted a lot of damage on Boylan there. Those are the type of punches that can sap it out of a fighter. Boylan was caught cleanly and he was caught far too often.

    10/11/2014 8:13:17 PM
  • [round-1]ROUND ONE
    Well what a start. Goodjohn makes an explosive beginning, hammering home the right and then follows it up for the left. Boylan covers up but again, he is caught with another right and then a big, big left upstairs. There were three or four serious shots that landed in the first half and while he kept going he didn't need to change much. Defence does not look to be one of Boylan's big attributes!
    10/11/2014 8:13:39 PM
    [betting]Selby is the 1/5 favourite with Sky Bet, with Brunker a 7/2 underdog, and the odds suggest a Selby win on the scorecards is most likely.
    10/11/2014 8:15:00 PM
  • [round-2]ROUND TWO</b?
    Boylan comes back and looks better going forward than he was on the back foot! Goodjohn is calmer than the first but then slipped in a sweet left as he lunged in and followed up with a right. But in a ding-dong battle Boylan does downstairs and bodyshots from both sides land and land well, looking like they will do some real damage down the stretch. But if they get there that is. Goodjohn ends the right with a lovely straight left and these boys can both punch. One looks precise updtairs, the other looks hard-hitting downstairs.
    10/11/2014 8:16:52 PM
    Boylan had a good spell in the middle of the round but I don't think it was enough. That was one of those rounds that you can see one way or you can see it the other.

    10/11/2014 8:18:03 PM
  • [round-3]ROUND THREE
    Boylan comes out strong but again the left catches him on his way in and absolye peach of a hook to the temple looks the part. Boylan takes it though and again, he responds by going downstairs and Goodjohn clearly doesn't like that and backs off again. But he then gets back in control and the left again finishes off a lovely combination against the ropes yet again there is a massive turn and Boylan ends the round with another impressive response, the bodyshots do the trick - and with two in quickl succession squeezing through, will do the damage. This is really an Updstairs v Downstairs classic!
    10/11/2014 8:21:11 PM
  • [jim-watt]JIM IS ENJOYING THIS ONE...:
    Already this fight has swung one way and back the other. I don't think one successful burst wins a round.

    10/11/2014 8:22:12 PM
  • [round-4]ROUND FOUR
    Goodjohn again hits him hard as he's on his way but again Boylan soaks it up. He looks like he wants to get in there and brawl because his body shots are the best defence it would seem. Goodjohn springs forward with precision and bang-bang-bang, those lefts lead the way. He now starts jabbing and it splits those gloves and land square. Another issues because Boyaln seems too easy to hit
    10/11/2014 8:25:14 PM
  • [round-5]ROUND FIVE
    Boylan starts on the ropes but Goodjohn doesn't come rushing in and he can be pushed back and is caught by a short, sharp left and right hit home. But then within seconds it looks to be a repeat performances as Boylan again comes in but this time Goodjohn stays back and lands a lovely counter shot, the left hook a precise, almost perfect shot. Probably the best shot of the fight so far and then he shifts it round and he is on the front foot now. He jabs and moves, lands a left and eases off, almost at will. Boylan looks like he is feeling it and Goodjohn seems to be getting better as the fight goes on.
    10/11/2014 8:29:32 PM
    He's measuring the range perfectly. There's little coming back and when there is, they're off target. That was a lovely left hook in that round.

    10/11/2014 8:29:40 PM
  • [round-6]ROUND SIX
    The momentum shifts again, with Boylan cornering him and letting go. He does lands three, four, five short, sharp shots with Goodjohn trapped. He manages to squirm free but he is clearly marked up and this time there is no response. He dances around and again Boylan pins him in and does well. Goodjohn's right eye seems to be badly cut and the nose is bloodied and all of a sudden he is not having it all his own way. Boylan finishes on top which is what he needed.
    10/11/2014 8:33:33 PM
  • [cut-above-eye]CUT
    Goodjohn has a bad cut on the right eyelid, officially caused by a clash of heads, presumably in that fierce Boylan pressure at the start of the sixth - and against the ropes.
    10/11/2014 8:34:48 PM
  • [round-7]ROUND SEVEN
    Well this starts hard. Not clean punches but plenty of pressure. Boylan edging the aggression, Goodjohn landing more shots, but not as good as the last two rounds. It is nip and tuck and although Boylan goes in with left-right head shots and Goodjohn still lands his left and then his own jab at range, that was a pick 'em round, it really was.
    10/11/2014 8:37:39 PM
  • 10/11/2014 8:39:50 PM
  • [round-8]ROUND EIGHT
    Baylon just shuffles forward, not hiding what he is up to. But this time Goodjohn does not get caught and counters again, the lovely left twice hitting him on the way in again. That is where we were a couple of rounds ago and Goodjohn seems to have a spring back in his step and again he lets off a combo and even if they don't land, he spins away, backs off and calls Boylan in again. Ricky still aims the shorts shors and he does well, moving upstairs more often than not, but he is still caught clean. That left hook from Goodjohn is a pearler!
    10/11/2014 8:41:58 PM
  • [jim-watt]IT'S A CLOSE ONE:
    I have the last two rounds as a round a piece and it's a close one but I have the cleaner boxing coming from Goodjohn. These last two rounds could be crucial though.

    10/11/2014 8:42:49 PM
  • [round-9]ROUND NINE
    This time Boylan comes in shorter and harder but again Goodjohn offers a nice counter left and then jumps out of the way. He is steering clear and when they do get in close, Boylan does get through but again he caught in the final punch, a short, check hook upstairs is nice. He is getting caight but he is still throwing multiple combos when he can and he does get throuh but in the last 30 seconds the pair stand toe-to-toe, both swapping bodyshots. That is Boylan's stregnth but this time Goodjohn doesnt jump on his bike, buy matches shot for shot. A lovely round.
    10/11/2014 8:46:17 PM
  • [round-10]FINAL ROUND
    This is it! Both get a huge round of applause but it seems that Goodjohn is ahead on the cards. But can Boylan find something special? We will see...
    10/11/2014 8:47:18 PM
  • [jim-watt]A CRACKER, SAYS JIM!:
    Full credit to Boylan because he hasn't found himself in this position before and he dealt with it well. Fair play if the judges have it closer but what a great fight that was from both these two boys.

    10/11/2014 8:50:13 PM
  • [round-10]ROUND TEN
    Boylan behind the expected final round fury but this time Goodjohn does keep him on the move and he does land again on the counter. But Boylan keeps on coming and at one stage he is back against the ropes with his man trapped but this time he doesn't land many of those bodyshots and another right lands in return. Boylan chases him down but cannot get close and he keeps getting caught, the jab the one that keeps him at bay. And that is that... what a fight, and surely Goodjohn will get it...
    10/11/2014 8:50:38 PM
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