Anthony Joshua expected to turn over with Matchroom

It is expected that Olympic Gold medallist Anthony Joshua will announce his intention to turn over to the professional ranks with Matchroom Boxing.

According to the Independent, the exposure that heavyweight Joshua will gain from being televised on Sky Sports played a key role in the negotiations. Golden Boy Promotions, headed by Richard Schaefer and former six weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya, were also interested.
Golden Boy have a contract with middleweight Anthony Ogogo, who appears on Matchroom's Craven Park Stadium card in Hull at the weekend.


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

Scott Quigg

Bury's Scott Quigg retained his WBA world super bantamweight title at the Phones 4 U Arena with a second round stoppage of South African Tshifhiwa Munyai, and now looks towards unification fights with Leo Santa Cruz, Kiko Martinez and, hopefully at some point, Carl Frampton.