After almost a year out of action with a broken jaw and suffering his first professional loss to Carl Frampton at Super Bantamweight on Sky Box Office, Scott Quigg made his return by winning one of the knockouts of the night against Jose Cayetano.
Quigg admitted to feeling like he was depressed after suffering his first professional loss and started eating to deal with it and in turn put on lots of weight and ended up out of shape. His performance last night was impressive and you could see how much it meant to him once he had the victory!
Callum Smiths tick over fight with Luke Blackledge ended with a stunning 10th round knockout for the champ as he extended his undefeated streak and retained his British Super Middleweight Title.
Smith looked dominant all the way through the fight, never seeming to let slip but Blackledge proved too tough for his own good. Towards the latter stages of the fight Blackledge seemed like he was running on fumes and just looking to survive before being dealt a stunning blow sending him to the canvas and needing the assistance of an oxygen mask.
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Conor Benn opened the bill with a victory against Steven Backhouse in which turned out to be a pretty pointless fight. The fight was done within the first minute of the first round and it was clear Backhouse was just there to make the numbers up.
Some dodgy commentary was to follow when Carl Froch asked him “Conor, You seemed to be taking your time in there” after blasting his opponent out in 60 seconds, Froch then went on to say how he can see Benn facing Eubank Jr in six years time. Strange one that Carl!
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One of the fights of the night came with Hosea Burton suffering his first professional loss and loosing his Light Heavyweight Title to Frank Buglioni.
The two’s light hearted rivalry went back to the amateur ranks when the two first created some sort of dispute but the pair finally got to settle it all these years later and we ended up with a cracker!
Both me suffered cuts but Burton hit the deck twice before being stopped on his feet by the referee after seeming to be out , but only staying up with the help of the ropes.
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