UK Results: Quigg-Munroe Disappoint, Martin Murray Remains Undefeated


    A potentially great card in British boxing ended quite disappointingly on Saturday night. The line-up of bouts proved to be interesting but in the ring it did not meet expectations in my opinion; the biggest disappointment was the headline bout which suddenly ended in an anti-climactic fashion.

     Crag Watson (21-5), the British Welterweight champion, got an expected straight forward victory by winning all six rounds against the Polish novice Tomasz Mazurkiewicz (5-8-2) in a completely out-matched affair. He can get on with his career now with his two consecutive losses are a thing of the past.

     Martin Murray (24-0-1) remains undefeated with a ten-round point’s victory over the French Middleweight champ Karim Achour (13-3-2). Although the Frenchman did take a couple of rounds and in parts Murray did not look impressive, he got through the bout with a victory and is back on track for another world title shot in the near future.

     The Belurussian Sergey Rabchenko (22-0) won the Light-Middleweight title against British veteran Ryan Rhodes (46-6) in a 7th round stoppage. Despite the good start for Rhodes, once the fight settled Rabchenko found his rhythm and began to hit his target. He began to demonstrate superior ability throughout the middle rounds until the 7th where he landed a brilliant body shot which completely took the air out of Rhodes. Regardless of what commentators predicted beforehand Rhodes promised to continue his career and come back from this loss.

     The main event was a massive disappointment, especially when considering the lengthy build-up for the vacant interim WBA Super-Bantamweight title clash between Scott Quigg (24-0-1) and Rendall Munroe (24-2-1). We all expected a great bout which could go either way, but instead it was a premature stoppage which happened in the 3rd round due to an accidental head-butt which caused a nasty cut on Munroe. I had the fight 1-1 at this point and I’m not completely sure who would’ve won had the unforeseen incident not happened, although if I had been pressed I would have predicted a Quigg victory. No doubt the two will meet again in a rematch on the soonest, most practicable date in order to settle the score.

    Previous articleGovernment Intervention? Manny Steward Protest Headlines the Wire Report
    Next articleBreaking Down Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse
    The team at set out with a mission to create an online environment focused on boxing that voiced the opinions, concerns, and attitudes of you, the people. Doing our best to bring you the answers you want to know, and getting the exclusives that those other guys cant. We are always working hard to get the inside scoop inside and outside of the ring. If it’s happening in Boxing, we will tell you about it! You can find us at the fights all over the place with our nationwide team of correspondents, and wide reach around the globe we have the tools and the team to bring you coverage from all the fights. Whether it is in a gym in Jersey or on the floor at MGM Grand. No fight to big or small for Tha Boxing Voice. Our experienced team combined has over 50+ years of boxing experience to bring to the table. Some of us growing up ringside, some of us growing up in the ring, no matter the situation we are all true boxing fans first and reporters second. This can be found evident on our twice-weekly podcast. We work hard to bring you interviews that answer your questions and guest who will spark your interest from all areas of the boxing world. Writers, Trainers, Promoters and the most relevant fighters before and after some of their biggest fights. We are working 24/7 to get the information to you, the listeners. We work to form a personal relationship with our listeners and our guests making our show more intimate and giving a raw, uncut and real aspect that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We are Tha Boxing Voice, The Voice of you, The People. Follow @boxingvoiceshow