Quigg vs Munroe scuppered by head clash

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.

Quigg vs Munroe weigh-in pictures

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.

Hatton Promotions announce 'Road To Glory' bill

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.

Brook: ‘I’m second coming of Naz!’

British welterweight contender Kell Brook has dubbed himself the ‘second coming’ of Prince Naseem Hamed ahead of his American debut on the Super Six Final bill this weekend.

Brook faces American-based Puerto Rican Luis Galarza and believes he can win over the American fans like fellow Brendan Ingle protégé and Sheffield hero Naz did a decade ago.

David Coldwell shows off his new gym

Jack-of-all-trades David Coldwell takes the iFilm London cameras around his impressive new state-of-the-art gym in Rotherham. Not content with being a promoter, manager and trainer, the busybody will also turn local education provider by partnering up with LifeSkills to offer vocational training to kids. With cameo appearances from his fighters Ryan Rhodes and Curtis Woodhouse, who both made winning returns last weekend.

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Alvarez stops Rhodes to retain belt

WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez dominated Englishman Ryan Rhodes on the way to a 12th round technical knockout to retain his belt on Saturday night.

In front of a hometown audience in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alvarez was too quick and strong for the Yorkshireman and was able to go to work with combinations to the head and body.

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Alvarez vs Rhodes weigh-in pictures

Champion Saul Alvarez and challenger Ryan Rhodes both comfortably made the weight for their WBC light-middleweight clash this weekend in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mexican sensation Alvarez, who makes his first defence of the title he won against Matthew Hatton last month, came in a 153.2lbs while Rhodes was a little lighter at 152.8lbs.

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Ryan Rhodes final training session video

Short clip of Ryan Rhodes in his final training session ahead of his light WBC light-middleweight title clash against Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez in his backyard. The veteran fighter looks in very good spirits as he dances away before working the pads with trainer Dave Coldwell…

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Saul Alvarez media workout pictures

WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez held a media workout day yesterday ahead of his homecoming fight against tough Brit boxer Ryan Rhodes on June 18.

Alvarez who recently returned to his native Mexico from his training camp in Big Bear, California, was pleased with his preparation going into his first title defence.

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Pacquiao offered £40m to fight Alvarez

Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao has reportedly been offered £40m to fight unbeaten Mexican prodigy Saul Alvarez.

The offer came from Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim, widely noted as the richest man in the world. Slim is reportedly trying to organise a mega-fight in front of 95,000 spectators at Mexico City's Aztec Stadium.

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