Leeds featherweight Josh Warrington (16-0) put in a career-best performance last night to claim the vacant Commonwealth title after an epic 12th round stoppage win against Hull’s Samir Mouneimne (12-1-1) at the Hull Ice Arena.
The man responsible for bringing prime time boxing back to Hull – Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell – was made to work for his third win by the extremely tough Lee Connelly. Campbell (9st 8lb 7oz) eventually secured the stoppage at 2 minutes of the fifth round.
On the undercard of Gennady Golovkin’s eighth round stoppage of Curtis Stevens at Madison Square Garden Theatre, British cruiserweight Ola ‘Kryptonite’ Afolabi (20-3-4) captured the minor IBO cruiserweight belt with a laboured points win over Poland’s Lukasz Janik (26-2).
Wincobank trainer Dominic Ingle says unbeaten trio Jordan Gill, Sam O'Maison and Leigh Wood are known as 'The Three Amigos' in the gym. Six days after Gill and O'Maison extended their unbeaten records, the third amigo, Gedling's Leigh 'Leigh-thal' Wood (11-0) was in action at the Clifton Leisure Centre on Friday, forcing Brazilian Genilson De Jesus Santos to retire in the third round.
Juan Carlos Gomez took less than two rounds to overcome tough Bosnian Adnan Buharalija in his first fight in 18 months. Returning to the cruiserweight division where he held the WBA world title between 1998-2001, Gomez dominated his opponent from the first bell and has now set his sights on reclaiming the belt which is currently held by Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.
A little over a year ago Richard 'The Inferno' Towers was waking up to the cool fresh air of the Austrian Alps. It was an experience of a life time for the Sheffield based heavyweight who was drafted in as a sparring partner for world champion Wladimir Klitschko ahead of his points win over Polish giant Mariusz Wach.
Jamie McDonnell has been confirmed to appear on the undercard of Carl Froch’s WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title defence against George Groves at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on November 23, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Matthew 'Mack the Knife' Macklin returns to action against Willie Nelson in Atlantic City on December 7 with a familiar face in his corner - former opponent Jamie Moore.
Boxing returns to Newcastle on December 7 courtesy of new promoter Mark Clauzel's Ringstar promotions. The former professional stages his first show at the Centre for Sport, headlined by County Durham’s Martin Ward (17-2) against Ghanaian Gabriel Odoi Laryea (16-2-2) for the Commonwealth bantamweight title.
Frankie Monkhouse previews this weekend's betting action: Fight fans have an action packed Saturday evening to savour with Sky Sports coverage coming from the Hull Arena before we cross the Atlantic to take in Gennady Golovkin’s latest mission at New York’s Madison Square Gardens.
Ricky Hatton says Richard Towers and Lucas Browne’s heavyweight clash will be a showstopper at the Hull Ice Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.
Towers and Browne clash in an eliminator for the Commonwealth title, and as promoter of both men, the Hitman knows exactly what to expect - fireworks.
Cefn Fforest's former world champion Nathan Cleverly (26-1) will return as a cruiserweight when he boxes on Saturday 30th November at London’s Copper Box Arena.
The 25-year-old, who lost his unbeaten record and WBO light-heavyweight title to powerful Russian Sergey Kovalev in August, will meet Australian Daniel Ammann (29-5-1) for the vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title.
Darlington's Stuart Hall (15-2-1) will contest the (now) vacant IBF bantamweight title against South African Vusi Malinga (21-4-1) at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on December 21st.
Keith Mayo promotions announced last night that their flagship fighter, Swindon’s Kelvin Young, will vacate the Southern Area super-middleweight title and instead face Germany-based Syrian Baker Barakat for the IBO International strap at the Oasis Leisure Centre on December 7th.
Tommy Coyle is aiming to put the disappointment of his defeat to Commonwealth lightweight champion Derry Mathews behind him when he faces John Simpson on Saturday, live on Sky Sports from the Hull Ice Arena.
Coyle tackles Simpson for the vacant IBF International title after returning to action in September with a four-round win. Coyle dominated the experienced Scouser and was cruising to victory before a huge left from out of nowhere knocked him to the canvas in the tenth and ended the contest.
From Georgetown, where local veteran Charles Whittaker returns to the winning column in his 56th fight with a stoppage of Dominican Juan Matias, over to Atlantic City, where two headbutts from Karo Murat in the closing stages of his fight with the evergreen Bernard Hopkins were not enough. Behind the Results with the indomitable Eric Armit.
On Saturday, Melton Mowbray's Paul Butlin (14-20) lasted a minute longer than Italian Emmanuelle Leo (8-1) did against fast-rising heavyweight star Anthony Joshua MBE (2-0). The Olympic Gold medalist delivered the knockout goods at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield - a place he considers a second home, having spent many hours with Team GB at the Steel City's Institute of Sport.
Kell Brook (31-0) reasserted himself as the IBF's numero uno challenger to Devon Alexander's IBF welterweight title with a fourth round stoppage of former WBA champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-2) at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield.
At the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, talented super middleweight Callum 'Mundo' Smith (9-0) found himself contesting the vacant WBC International belt in just his ninth fight. Smith was grateful for the rounds against experienced Argentinian Ruben Eduardo Acosta (27-9-5), but eventually stopped him in the sixth with successive body shots.
Blackpool's Brian Rose (25-1-1) came through a tough and exciting twelve rounds with Argentinian Javier Maciel (27-3) to earn a split decision win (117-111, 113-115, 116-113) and the opportunity to fight for the vacant WBO world light middleweight title.