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  • 10/24/2014 2:30:48 PM
  • One Hull of a night ahead!

    10/24/2014 4:56:11 PM
  • [boxing]WELCOME TO HULL
    Our live blog on Fight Nigh is back, so if you can't get to a TV and watch on Sky Sports 2, or on Sky Go, we will bring you round-by-round reports, pictures, words and of course wisdom from our team and the boxings on the bill tonight...
    10/25/2014 6:22:09 PM
    Tonight we bring you local and lightweight rivals Tommy Coyle and Luke Campnell in action, knowing if the both come through, their showdown is moving closer and closer. Campbell takes on Daniel Brizuela, who of course shared eight knockdowns when he took on... Coyle. The other Hull hero takes on former world title challenger Michael Katsidis. We also bring you Gavin McDonnell taking on Vusi Maling and a six-rounder with Robby Davies and Kakhab kicking it all off...
    10/25/2014 6:29:55 PM

  • 10/25/2014 6:33:38 PM
    Jim Watt and Glenn McCrory have set the scene with their old friend Johnny Nelson leading the way. They both thing it is a win or bust for Coyle and Katsidis, which everyone expects to be the fight of the night!
    10/25/2014 6:37:40 PM
  • [boxing] FIGHT TIME 
    We are already off with the first live fight of the night, with Robbie Davies and Kakhanber Avetisian opening the action with a six rounder... here we go!
    10/25/2014 6:38:57 PM
  • [round-1]ROUND ONE
    This is one-sides start already! Davies comes out on the front foot and pings out the jab and closes in with smart combinations. A lovely right on the back foot makes a big impression and from the first exchange he is in charge. He does go downstairs towards the end of the round but there is a gulf in class and thanfully for him Avetisian defence is not as wide open!

    10/25/2014 6:42:34 PM
  • [round-2]ROUND TWO
    A right uppercut from Davies  sets the tone and a lovely wide right to the ear follows suit and shows there is only going to be one winner here. Boxing from southpaw, he likes to come forward he does just that with the lovely jab again dominating. Davies drops downstairs on a couple of occasions and that looks like being the best bet. Give him credit, Avetisian is game.
    10/25/2014 6:47:21 PM
    [betting]Here's the bookmakers' odds on tonight's main attractions, with a treble on McDonnell, Coyle and Campbell paying out just under 2/1 with Sky Bet.
    10/25/2014 6:50:00 PM
  • [round-3]ROUND THREE
    Avetisian is struggling now as the bodyshots – especuiall from the right hook – looks like this might not go another round, never mind the full six. Davies the jabs with precision and another right hook hits up top and that is going to be the problem for Avetisian. He is trying to defend but can’t keep ti all at bay. Davies switched to southpaw again. He looks like a talent, that is for sure.
    10/25/2014 6:51:23 PM
  • [jim-watt]WATT'S VIEW
    If this was a sparring session you would take him out and put someone else in. This is target practrice

    10/25/2014 6:53:01 PM
  • [round-4]ROUND FOUR
    It is jab,jab, jab and more jab. Davies dominates from the first to the last of those but again the Georgian is standing his ground – but giving nothing back. You get the feeling Davies is enjoying getting the rounds under his belt, but he could see it stopped earlier than he would want. It is one-sides and the round closes with the left coming in to the ribs which land with a sharp sting.

    10/25/2014 6:55:51 PM
  • [on-the-floor]DOWN!
    Lovely right from Davies starts the beginning of the end, then the bodyshots come from both sides.
     Avetisian responds with a decent shot of his own, but all of a sudden...
    10/25/2014 6:58:56 PM
  • [round-5]ROUND FIVE
    That round was so one-sided it was hard to rememeber anything other than the Georgian's heart. Those bodyshots boomed in, not least the one that put his man down, and Davies did it throughout. You could see the breath, never mind the bravery drain shot by shot...
    10/25/2014 7:00:43 PM
  • [tko]IT'S OVER
    The referee rightly steps in with less than a minute gone. That left chases Avetisian round the ring but then it ratttles his ribs and a sharp right to follow puts him down and although he gets up, the referee is right to step in.
    10/25/2014 7:02:20 PM
    I didn't know much about him but I saw one fight of his on YouTube and we got the job done. He was shielding up most of the fight and not opening up so I couldn't really be my explosive self, but I picked away and got the job done.
    The winner Richie Davies is more than happy - and rightly so
    10/25/2014 7:06:05 PM
  • [glenn-mccrory]GLENN'S TAKE
    I think he showed a bit of everyting. He's got a cool head, good boxing ability and he switch hits with both hands, I've always said he's a very talented youngester.

    10/25/2014 7:08:07 PM
  • Robbie Davies on his way to an 8-0 record

    10/25/2014 7:11:03 PM
  • [boxing]WE'RE OFF AGAIN
    There is no time to rest fight fans, because Gavin McDonnell and Gavin McDonnell v Vusi Malinga is up already. This looks like it could be a real tough scrap. The former British super-bantamweight is in for a tough one but he wants to move onto the world scene. And he could tonight because Malinga has fought for the world title three times...
    10/25/2014 7:14:10 PM
  • [round-1]ROUND ONE
    Tough opener - from both of them. McDonnell sets off at a decent pace and is not afraid to exchange. His jab is the first to land but Malinga repsonds and takes the centre of the ring and he lands the left. A southpaw is nothing strange but they always take time to get uses to. McDonnell is busy right to the bell and ducks and dodges very well indeed.
    10/25/2014 7:16:57 PM
  • [round-2]ROUND TWO
    McDonnell again came in with the jab but again Malinga matched that and started to push him back. But that does leave him a little open and Gavin lands a nice left hook to the side and then ducks back out. Malinga though snaps back and he is the one again forcing the pace. It is a very cautions and cagey round but both like to land shots to make a statement and do some damage if they can...
    10/25/2014 7:21:40 PM
  • [jim-watt] WATT'S VIEW
    I think the movement of McDonnell is troubling Malinga. He can't set much up he always seems to be on the move trying to get into range.

    10/25/2014 7:22:38 PM
  • [round-3]ROUND THREE
    Malinga again charges in and although a left to the body is the best shot of a busy minute he is still missing far more than he is hitting. McDonnell is moving smartly, leave a left and a right behind as steps out of range. Malinga though again comes in and this time a clash of heads has been arguably the best we've seen land so far. Gavin could well be taking the energy away from Malinga. Because he is...
    10/25/2014 7:25:14 PM
  • [jim-watt] WATT'S VIEW
    He's setting himself now for the punches is McDonnell. His movement is good. He's just that little bit quicker than Malinga.

    10/25/2014 7:27:19 PM
  • [round-4]ROUND FOUR
    Now McDonnell starts off well, the right upppercut a rarity, then as Malinga closes his doors, Gavin comes in with a nice left-right-left to the head combo. It is not power punching but it gives him the best start. We know Vusi will hit back but again McDonnell picks him off, that nice jab is a more of a rang-finder and again that left-right lowdown keeps his man off. The Doncaster man drops his gumshield but that has been his biggest concern in this one. A big right and another right uppercut finish it in style.

    10/25/2014 7:29:21 PM
    Gavin's twin Jamie happy with what he has seen so far.
    If he keeps doing this he'll nail it. Our kid's a machine he can do 12 rounds standing on his head.

    10/25/2014 7:30:59 PM
  • YOUR VIEW [twitter]

    10/25/2014 7:33:08 PM
  • [round-5]ROUND FIVE
    There is a little bleeding from the nose but he comes firing back and again he is surely bossing. They both land in the exchange that catches the nose but again McDonnell is determined and is not backing off. He lands a lovelt check hook with the right and that really reminds Malinga he can come forward all he wants, but he will get picked off more often than not. 
    10/25/2014 7:34:41 PM
  • [round-6]ROUND SIX
    Malinga plods in as the bell sounds and McDonnell tucks up: head down and defence closed and although he is absorbing plenty of shots, it is not hard. Eventually he opens up and lands a lovely right as Malinga is on the way in. A jab, a right, then a left lowdown show that confidence has now come to the fore for Gavin. Malinga has halted his charges in and Gavin has got the distance sorted and there is definitely feel of brother Jamie in this one. Another good round.
    10/25/2014 7:37:51 PM
  • McDonnell is in the mood for this

    10/25/2014 7:39:06 PM
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    10/25/2014 7:40:00 PM

    10/25/2014 7:41:08 PM
  • [round-7]ROUND SEVEN
    Malinga is still in the centre of the ring but he is staying put. McDonnell can almost dacne around - even after six tough rounds. He does land a decent right but again he is second best in terms of energy and effort at least. There is a slight concern when Vusi ends the round with nice over-the-top right, but it was a rare, if not happy, ending to the round.
    10/25/2014 7:42:22 PM
  • [dazed]MALINGA DOWN
    A lovely right from McDonenll after a minute of the round and he is on his knees. He gets up though but it has hurt. Hurt badly.
    10/25/2014 7:44:15 PM
  • McDonnell has Malinga on his knees

    10/25/2014 7:45:05 PM
  • [round-8]ROUND EIGHT
    That knockdown came against the tide because Malinga had found some energy from somewhere, followig a big uppercut at the start. He then lands a decent left but a cracking right lands square on the jaw and he stumbles down. McDonnell went for the finish but did not over-do it. He hit hard again and although Malinga was a sitting duck, he is a tough one.
    10/25/2014 7:46:36 PM
  • [round-9]ROUND NINE
    Again, Malinga comes back with a bang. A nice right pushes McDonnell back but the Donny boy is back out of ranger and he is moving smartly again. It's like we've gone back a couple of rounds but there is a chance that Malinga knows he has to go for it because the judges won't give it to him. Surely. Less of the jab from Gavin, but there are still those left-right-left combos that keep him safe. McDonnell's gumshield flies out again and that suggests that this is suddenly getting tougher than he - or at least we - expected.
    10/25/2014 7:50:03 PM
  • [glenn-mccrory] MCCRORY'S TAKE
    I have Gavin five points ahead but noticeably he slipped a little bit there.

    10/25/2014 7:50:47 PM
  • [cut-above-eye]CUT!
    There was blood dripping from the nose but there seems to be a nasty cut above the right eye a minute in. It could've been that left from Malinga but it could well be a clash of heads because the pair are now struggling to keep bouncing around and out of ranger. It is getting rougher and rougher.
    10/25/2014 7:53:36 PM
  • [jim-watt] WATT'S VIEW
    McDonnell came up with a lot of good work that round but you get the impression he was under the cosh for a good part of it. But a good response. Malinga still trying to find the accuracy I feel.

    10/25/2014 7:55:09 PM
  • [round-10]ROUND TEN
    McDonnell lands a nice left to the chest to start with but he also takes a few and it looks like a clash opens up a nasty inch-long cut over the right eye. But he works on that defence and he stays out of the way and Malinga can't really make the most of the darkest moment so far for McDonnell. Turns out the referee calls it as a cut! Either way, it's still in Gavin's hands.
    10/25/2014 7:55:28 PM
  • [round-11]ROUND ELEVEN
    A welcome quiet round in comparision, Malinga found his range and that left did hammer home downstairs on several occasions. Gavin needs to keeop buzzing around and hopefully pick him off in the 12th. Vusi will be going for the KO and McDonnell must - as he has just done - move, move and move.
    10/25/2014 7:59:25 PM
  • [round-12]ROUND TWELVE
    Malinga doesn't come out all guns blazing but a left hook to the body is the first sign that he might be able to get through. But McDonnell repsonds with a lovely straight right at the end of a jab. He still uses that left for more than that though and even if it looks like he is happy to stand and change, it just reminds Malinga he has still got the precision. But right in the last 20 seconds McDonnell is caught with a right and is backed up. He survives!
    10/25/2014 8:01:58 PM
  • [jim-watt] WATT'S VIEW
    I've got him three points up. It was a fight that certainly improved action-wise as it went on. Huge endeavour from both men. 

    10/25/2014 8:03:12 PM
    We all think McDonnell has done more than enough - by two in my book - and he was constantly busy. Oh and don't forget the knockdown in the eighth.
    10/25/2014 8:03:27 PM
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