Brian Magee vs Lucian Bute conference quotes

Saturday night sees Northern Ireland's European super-middleweight titleholder Brian Magee taking on unbeaten IBF champion Lucian Bute in Montreal. Romanian born Bute is considered one of the most talented pound for pound fighters around and is massively popular in Canada. He's won all but one of his title defences by way of a knockout including his latest victory, a ninth round knockout of Jesse briskly from the TV show The Contender.

Ringside Round-Up

In the biggest of this weekend’s fights, Vitali Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight title with a comprehensive points victory over Shannon Briggs in Hamburg. Underdog Briggs showed superb resilience to last 12 rounds in the face of a thunderous barrage but the Ukrainian was awarded every round by all three judges.

Sam Webb produced a near perfect performance in retaining his British light-middleweight title with a crushing 11th round knockout of Martin Concepcion on Saturday night at East London’s plush nightclub Troxy.