The Weekend was dominated by the Khan v McCloskey fight-night at Manchester’s MEN Arena, in which Khan retained his WBA Light Welterweight Title when a clash of heads and subsequent cut to McCloskey’s brow deemed Irish ‘Dudey’ unable to continue. The contest will be remembered for the angry back-flack following the decision. Khan now returns to the U.S. and it’s unlikely we’ll see him in the U.K. anytime soon.
Also on the ‘King Khan Return’s’ Bill, Manchester’s - Craig Watson suffered a fifth round KO at the hands of Lee ‘Lights Out’ Purdy. Watson was defending his British Welterweight Title for the first time.
Boxing Binman - Rendall Munroe, added the International Super-Bantamweight Title to his achievements when he won on Unanimous Points Decision against Andrei Isaeu of Belarus. And St. Helens Boxer – Martin Murray, won the WBA International Middleweight Title by fourth round TKO over Brazilian – John Anderson Carvalho.
In Spain on Friday (15th April), Jason ‘2 Smooth’ Booth of Nottingham failed in his bid for the vacant European Super-Bantamweight Title when he suffered a tenth round KO at the hands of Kiko Martinez of Alicante, Spain.
The Unification fight between Heavyweights - Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye has finally been confirmed. The highly anticipated mega-fight takes place at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on July 2nd.
And finally, we hear that Lightweight Champion - John Murray of Manchester will be facing Kevin Mitchell of Dagenham in the Summer. Promoted by Frank Warren – the date and venue of this Lightweight 'thriller' has yet to be arranged.
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