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Carl Frampton beats Quigg by split decision to unify IBF/WBA titles

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Carl Frampton unified the IBF/WBA Super-bantamweight world titles with a split decision victory over Scott Quigg on Saturday night. The atmosphere was electric in the Manchester Arena but the fight itself failed to ignite into the all-action classic it was billed as and was a very cagey affair. Boxing behind his jab and utilising his movement and angles, Frampton took many of the early rounds on the scorecards as Quigg seemed content to block punches from behind his high guard …

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FIGHT PREVIEW: Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg; Pre-fight talking points

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It has been described as a genuine 50/50 fight, potentially the UK’s answer to the Barrera-Morales rivalry, but the question of who is the number one super-bantamweight in the UK and Ireland will finally be answered when Belfast’s Carl Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) takes on Bury’s Scott Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs) in their IBF/WBA unification bout at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. The much anticipated clash between these two world champions, has gained momentum in recent weeks with an …

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David Haye makes his comeback against de Mori in this weekends Heavyweight action

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There is nothing more exciting than a comeback, especially when it involves a former world heavyweight champion. Former champions; Ali, Tyson, Holyfield, Foreman, Lewis and the Klitschko brothers have endured the pain of losing the heavyweight crown but they remain the chosen few to have successfully regained the title. Former WBA heavyweight champion, David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) will be hoping he can add his name to that list of former heavyweights who have regained the world title and he …

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FIGHT PREVIEW: Lee v Saunders

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Boxing fans will receive an early Christmas present this year in the form of Andy Lee’s (34-2-1, 24 KOs) first defence of his WBO middleweight title against the undefeated British, Commonwealth and European middleweight champion; Billy Joe Saunders (22-0, 12 KOs) in the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. This is the first world title fight to be contested by two members of the Traveller community. Irishman Lee was the first member of the Irish Traveller community to win a world …

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What next for World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury?

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He said he would do it, and he did it. Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) became the unified heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday night with a shock unanimous points victory over Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) in Dusseldorf, Germany. Despite rows over gloves, hand wraps and the ring canvas which threatened the cancellation of the fight, both fighters entered the ring ready to do battle. Fury dominated the first five rounds with his movement, switch hitting style and connected …

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DeGale retains his world title with points win over Bute

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James DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) retained his IBF super-middleweight title with a unanimous points decision over the former champion Lucian Bute (32-3, 25 KOs) in Quebec City on Saturday night. DeGale dominated the first three rounds but as the fight progressed Bute imposed himself on the champion, at times backing DeGale up. The champion suffered a nasty cut in the fifth as a result of a clash of heads but he maintained his composure to secure the decision. The fight …

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James DeGale defends his World Title against Lucian Bute this Saturday

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Former Olympian James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) makes the first defence of his IBF World super-middleweight title against Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) at the Centre Videotron, Quebec this Saturday. DeGale 29, confirmed to Sky Sports that he was happy to face his opponent Bute in his native Quebec because he is “too good,” for the former world champion. “The way I’m feeling, I’m in top shape,” Degale told Sky Sports, “it’s going to be hard to beat me. My …

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