Hayemaker wins purse bids for DeGale v Groves

Hayemaker Promotions has won the purse bids to stage the BBBoC mandated British super-middleweight title fight between champion James DeGale and Commonwealth champion George Groves.

The Board's last circular detailing the purse bids said the match must take place by April 11th. Groves withdrew from a scheduled fight this Saturday in Liverpool due to injury. Should his injury necessitate an extension of this date, the Board could allow this.
If this was the case it would set up a very nice undercard match for David Haye's tentatively scheduled May 21st WBA heavyweight title defence.


Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.