Vazquez set for Burns night after all

It looks like IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez will be coming to Wembley Arena to fight WBO boss Ricky Burns on March 16th as previously announced.

Vazquez said only a few days ago that the match wasn't 'concrete' and that an agreement hadn't been reached, ringing alarm bells given that the bout was only four weeks away at the time of Vazquez's quotes.
Correspondence between Burns' representatives and those of Vazquez apparently from January and seemingly confirming the fight has been published, which begs the question as to why Vazquez said arrangements weren't yet finalised.
Regardless, fans of Burns - whose previous planned bout did not come to fruition - can take heart from this news.


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.