Boxing on the box
Felix Sturm vs Martin Murray, WBA middleweight super title
Friday 2 December, 9.45pm, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Hatton Promotions man Martin Murray kicks off a big weekend for British boxing when he tries to dethrone long time middleweight ruler Felix Sturm in his back garden. It’s a tall order for the St Helens man but one he’s promised to take on swinging.
Alexander Povetkin vs Cedric Boswell, WBA heavyweight title
Dereck Chisora vs Robert Helenius, European heavyweight title
Saturday 3 December, 7pm, BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546)
Povetkin defends the WBA heavyweight strap he won after Wladimir Klitschko’s promotion to super champ made it vacant. And Dereck Chisora tries to get his career back on track with a seismic battle against Finnish giant Helenius, who he has promised to ‘make love’ to in the ring. Should be very interesting!
Prince Arron vs Brian Rose, British light-middleweight title
Saturday 3 December, 8pm, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Prince Arron puts his British light-middleweight title on the line against Brian Rose at the Robin Park Centre, Lancashire. This is Arron’s first defence of the belt he from Sam Webb.
Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito II, WBA light-middleweight title
Brandon Rios vs John Murray, WBA lightweight title
Sunday 4 December, 2am, BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546)
After all the debating about whether Margarito had loaded gloves in their first fight, the accusations of criminality and personal jibes, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito can close the book on their feud on Saturday night. With a packed house due at Madison Square Garden and a packed undercard that includes John Murray going up against Brandon Rios, the night promises to be one to remember.
Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko II, IBF bantamweight title
Anselmo Moreno vs Vic Darchinyan, WBA bantamweight title
Sunday 4 December, 2am, Premier Sports TV (Sky 433)
Coverage from the Honda Centre, California, with a rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko after controversial refereeing decisions saw Mares handed the first fight. Plus Darchinyan challenges Moreno for the WBA title in what he has said will be his last fight before switching to MMA.