With just under four weeks to go until the big heavyweight dust-up at Upton Park between David Haye and Dereck Chisora, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546), leading British fight figures give their verdicts on the fight…
British super-bantamweights Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe must put world title ambitions on hold as their interim WBA contest at Manchester Velodrome was ruled a technical draw.
The first two rounds of the highly-anticipated domestic contest bubbled under nicely before an accidental clash of heads at the start of the third left Leicester's Munroe with a deep cut above his right eye.
Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe were both ready for battle after weighing in for Saturday night's vacant WBA interim world super-bantamweight title at Manchester Velodrome, live on Sky Sports 2/HD.
Quigg was slightly heavier at 8st 9lb 12oz (121lb 12oz) while magnificently sculptured Munroe weighed 8st 9lb 10oz (121lb 10oz) before unleashing a verbal barrage on his opponent as they posed for pictures.
Birmingham’s Matthew Macklin appeared desperately unfortunate not to elope with Felix Sturm’s title when the pair collided in Cologne last June. The split decision in Sturm’s favour invoked major media dissent, even within the German press.
WBA middleweight super champion Felix Sturm and challenger Sebastian Zbik both made weight for their title clash tonight at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
Both fighters looked to be in excellent shape as Sturm came in at a trimmed and ready 159.32 lbs while Zbik weighed in at 159.84 lbs for the grudge match of Groves-DeGale proportions that has been brewing in Germany.
Hatton Promotions officially announced their biggest show to date yesterday featuring the vacant WBA interim super-bantamweight title fight between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe on June 16 at the Manchester Velodrome.
As well as being topped by one of the biggest domestic clashes this year, the bill titled ‘Road To Glory’ is packed with four exciting title fights and will be broadcasted live by Sky Sports.
Middleweight contender Martin Murray has revealed that he would love a domestic dust up with fellow title contender Darren Barker but believes the Londoner’s promotion team is not serious about making it happen.
Murray who fought Sturm to a draw back in December revealed he had yet to hear from the champion’s camp about a rematch, claiming he could bring 1000 fans with him to the German’s hometown.
Boxing Futures patron Micky Cantwell can now add gym owner to his CV after opening Cantwell's Gym in Bromley this week. Run by his son and amateur boxer Sam, Cantwell's Gym offers walk-in sessions for anyone in the local area, as well as running a programme alongside Charlton Athletic Football Club’s Community Trust to help youngsters who are caught up in crime. And Brit boxing legend Ricky Hatton was on hand to officially open its doors for business.
After 12 tight rounds in Mannheim, Germany, one judge awarded the fight 116-112 to Sturm, another 115-113 to Murray and the third scored it 114-114.