Bellew vs McIntosh postponed due to illness

Tony Bellew’s British light-heavyweight title defence against Danny McIntosh at the Echo Arena in Liverpool has been postponed until Friday April 27 after McIntosh withdrew with a chest infection.

The pair were due to clash for the belt on April 13 in Merseyside but McIntosh and injured undercard stars John Watson (rib) and Scotty Cardle (knee) will now have a further fortnight to prepare for the rescheduled date.

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Boxing on the box

Kevin Mitchell vs Felix Lora
Friday 10 February, 8pm, BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546)

Nurse: ‘Prizefighter win will kick off big year’

Tyrone Nurse believes victory in the sold-out Betfair Prizefighter Light-Welterweight II at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday 11 February will be the perfect start to a big year for his career.

The unbeaten Huddersfield man has clocked up 20 wins since turning pro in 2008 and feels that 2012 is the year to step up to title fights, starting with victory in Prizefighter.

Crolla vs Rees added to Khan undercard

British lightweight champion Anthony Crolla is now lined up to face former WBA light-welterweight champion Gavin Rees on the April 16 ‘King Khan Returns’ card taking place at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

‘Million Dollar’ Crolla dazzled in his last outing, knocking out John Watson in the ninth round to claim the British lightweight title, but in Rees he now faces his toughest test to date stepping in against a former world champion who has only tasted defeat once in his 35 fight career.

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Ringside Round-Up

Anthony Crolla claimed the vacant British lightweight title with a ninth-round stoppage of John Watson in Liverpool on Saturday night.

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Ringside Round-Up

Gavin Rees impressively stopped Liverpool's John Watson on Saturday night to claim the vacant British lightweight title in front of his home fans in Newport.

The Welshman had to overcome a brilliant fight back from Watson after taking command of the earlier rounds. Time was called on the contest in the 11th round, with Rees having already scored a knockdown in the 10th.