Saturday night in Manchester promises to be a fantastic night of boxing with Scott Quigg and Jono Carroll headlining. The undercard is action-packed from start to finish and there are some big names looking to rebuild after disappointing results and some looking to keep their winning form going.
Hughie Fury takes on the relatively unknown Pavel Sour in a bid to get back on the ladder to big fights in the heavyweight division. The pair was scheduled to fight on the annual Monte Carlo card set up by Matchroom back in November, but Hughie had to pull out due to a late virus which was bitterly disappointing.
Hughie put up a solid performance against the tough Russian, Alexander Povetkin and that was his third defeat in just twenty-six fights. The margin for error now is incredibly slim for Hughie Fury as one more defeat will distinguish any chance of a future world title fight.
The undercard also consists of the Liverpudlian Anthony Fowler who will be having his first fight without trainer Dave Coldwell and he will be looking to continue his impressive run of form in a bid to get that long-awaited rematch with Scott Fitzgerald.
The card also consists of the likes of Jack Cullen, Robbie Davies Jr and Dalton Smith who will all be looking to make real statements after suffering minor setbacks in a bid to become world champions in the next eighteen to twenty-four months. Jack Cullen recently lost by TKO to fellow Brit Felix Cash in what was in many people’s eyes a contender for FOTY with Cullen having to show a lot of heart before eventually being stopped by the ref.
Robbie Davies Jr recently lost to the impressive Lewis Ritson and that was also a mouth-watering spectacle which was 36 minutes of pure entertainment. Finally, Dalton Smith is looking to build on his promising start as a professional and take his career to five fights and five straight victories.
A potential fight of the night could come in the way of unbeaten Brit Zach Parker who takes on the destructive Australian, Rohan Murdock. This is a fight I don’t see going the distance as the pair hold impressive knockout percentages, and it could be a real ding-dong battle from the first bell. It will be the first time Rohan has fought in the UK and I am certain he will be looking to make a real statement.