Brave Quigg loses title fight

Tweet Report by Lee Saunders English featherweight Scott Quigg was beaten via a unanimous points decision by WBO Champion Oscar Valdez in Los Angeles on Saturday. Quigg, from Bury, was in a bad position going into the fight after failing Friday’s weigh-in, coming in more than 2 pounds over the featherweight limit, meaning that even with a win the WBO belt would stay with Valdez. Congrats to @oscarvaldez56 and his team.Again I apologise for not making weight but I couldn’t have done any more in camp or in the ring…

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Daniel Jacobs back in action

Tweet On Saturday November 18, Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs will look to put himself back into the middleweight mix when he comes up against undefeated Cuban Luis Arias. After defeat via a controversial unanimous points decision by unified king Gennady Golovkin last March, the New Yorker will look to get back to winning ways in his hometown. Victory could give the middleweight another shot at the world title he craves, either after Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin’s likely rematch, or against WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders. Jacobs now has a new…

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Wilder destroys Stiverne in minutes

Tweet Deontay Wilder declared war on Anthony Joshua after knocking out Bermane Stiverne in the first round. After failing to stop his fellow American in January 2015, this time round Wilder made easy work of a man known for his resilience going into the bout, knocking him down three times in the first session before the fight was stopped. The knockout king from Alabama looked better than ever as he toyed with his opponent, beating his chest before landing a lightning one-two right hook which floored Stiverne. He then proceeded…

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Porter sets up Thurman rematch

Tweet Shawn Porter won via a unanimous points decision against a tough Adrian Granados in Brooklyn. Porter came through a gruelling start to pull away from Mexican Granados in what was an interesting encounter. After few rounds it looked as if former IBF World Champion Porter could be in for a tough night, in what was intended to be a ‘keep-busy’ outing. But the class and experience of the now 30-year-old American showed, dominating the second half of the fight. The victory came at some cost, however, Porter admitting after…

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Mixed night for British boxers

Tweet Scott Quigg was victorious in Monte Carlo, Derek Chisora and Jamie McDonnell were not so fortunate. Dmitry Bivol (KGZ) BT Trent Broadhurst (AUS) KO1 Dmitry Bivol enhanced his growing reputation with a brutal first round knockout to defeat Trent Broadhurst. The Kyrgyz Light-heavyweight used his jab effectively to apply pressure to his opponent before finishing him off with a right hander seconds before the bell. This successful first defence of the WBA title takes Bivol’s record to 12-0. Jamie McDonnell (ENG) ND Liborio Solis (VEN) The rematch between Jamie…

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