Joshua, Stalker, Rose, Cardle, Yafai and Smith confirmed for Brook undercard

The undercard of Kell Brook’s clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on October 26 will feature some of Matchroom's younger stars. Olympic Gold medallist Anthony Joshua MBE will box for the second time as a pro on the card after his debut at The O2 on October 5, and he’s joined on the card by Team GB captain Thomas Stalker. Blackpool’s light middleweight Brian Rose is on the hunt for major honours this season, and there’s a spot on the card for Rose’s fellow Blackpool fighter Scotty Cardle. Liverpool’s Callum Smith will be aiming to add to his impressive run of stoppage wins and there’s a welcome return to action for Kal Yafai, the exciting 8-0 bantamweight who boxes for the first time since injuring his bicep in March. Tickets are on sale now for Brook’s showdown with Senchenko, and are priced £30, £40, £60 and £100 through the Motorpoint Arena – www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk – and on 0114 2565656. VIP packages priced £200 are available exclusively through Matchroom Boxing – www.matchroomboxing.com – or call 01277 359900.

Features

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

Anthony Crolla

Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) put in a career best shift to overcome an early onslaught by John Murray (33-3) and stop the former European lightweight champion in the tenth round of an epic regional battle. Make no mistake, this was the headline bout. Scott Quigg’s second round demolition of South African Tshifhiwa Munyai played chief support.