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Quigg-Munroe ends in technical draw: Rabchenko stops Rhodes

Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe both expressed their desire to get a rematch on as soon as possible after a disappointing end to their interim World Boxing Association (WBA) super-bantamweight title clash.

After two rounds of action between the pair, the contest was brought to a premature end in the third as Quigg and Munroe clashed heads with the Leicester man suffering a nasty cut above his right eye.

Referee Howard Foster adjudged it fairly to have been an accidental clash of heads and as the contest had not gone four rounds, it was announced as a technical draw.

Hatton Promotions are hoping they can arrange another meeting between the pair when Munroe’s cut is fully healed after the summer following the unsatisfactory ending at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday night.

“I can’t wait to go again,” said Munroe. “It’s a game of these things happen and you just have to go with it.”

Quigg also admitted his desire to go again as he claimed his game plan was working well as he allowed Munroe to come on to him and tried to pick his man off.

He said: “We both want to prove who is number one and the point is not proven so we both want to fight again.

“I felt in control. The second round I was just getting into it and everything was going to plan and I believe it was going to be my night.”

Meanwhile, Sergey Rabchenko claimed the vacnt European light-middleweight title with a stunning seventh-round stoppage of Sheffield’s Ryan Rhodes.

After a cagey start from both, Rhodes hurt the Belarusian with a big right hand in the third round and the fight came to life.

Rabchenko was not put off by Rhodes’ seemingly more powerful shots as he continued to push the Sheffield man back against the ropes.

Rabchenko then pounced in the seventh as he caught his man with to the head before a crunching left hook to the body left Rhodes in agony on the canvas and even though he got to his feet at nine, the fight was stopped.

Richard Towers took the vacant EU heavyweight crown with 9th-round stoppage after surviving an onslaught in the fifth round from Frenchman Gregory Tony, while Martin Murray shook off some cobwebs with a 98-93 points win over Karim Achour.

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Scott Jenkins bt Kristian Laight – pts

Adam Etches bt Ferenc Zold – TKO2

Craig Watson bt Tomasz Mazurciewicz – pts

Lucas Browne bt Hastings Rasani – KO1

Adam Little bt Dee Mitchell – pts

Kallum De’Ath bt Anwar Alfadi -pts

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(June 18, 2012) EL Muneco and Ghost Town Promotions present WARRIORS CONQUEST, an evening of LIVE professional boxing set for Saturday, June 30th at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

WARRIORS CONQUEST is headlined by a welterweight showdown between two sensational young prospects, hometown favorite Raul “EL Chino” Carrillo, 9-1-0 (6KO’s) and Josh “Pitbull” Torres, 7-1-1 (4KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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The Boulder County Fairgrounds is located at 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont, Colorado. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6pm with the first bell scheduled for 7pm.

A winner of his first nine bouts, six by knockout, 28-year-old Carrillo is coming off the biggest fight of his young career, a ten round challenge of Robert Frankel on February 17th in Sheridan, Colorado.

Despite the battle being his first professional bout scheduled past six rounds, Carrillo fought evenly with the much more experienced Frankel. Challenging for the WBC United State Junior Welterweight Title, Carrillo dropped a hard fought decision by scores of 97-93, 98-92 and 99-91.

A staple in the highly New Mexico boxing scene, the 22 year old Torres is riding a two bout winning streak, most recently scoring a second round knockout of Carlos Sanchez on March 31st at the Hard Rock in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rounding out the action packed WARRIORS CONQUEST card are seven bouts featuring the finest area prospects in four round bouts.

In the lightweight division Raymond Nichol, 3-0-1 (2KO’s) of Denver, Colorado will battle Justin Danley, 0-4-0, also of Denver.

Welterweights will see action as Denver’s Alfredo Romero, 3-1-0 (3KO’s) will face off against Chris Russell, 2-10-1 (1KO), of Shattuck, Oklahoma.

In the junior middleweight class, pro debuting Nathaniel Hicks of Colorado Springs, Colorado, will challenge Nazareth Rojas, 6-5-1 (2KO’s), of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Denver natives Marco Moreno and Elan Simon will both be making their pro debut in a lightweight tilt.

Super middleweights will be represented as pro debuting Jeffrey Spencer of Colorado Springs will battle Denver’s Shane Moore, 1-0-0 (1KO).

Junior welterweights will clash as Daniel Calzada, 3-3-2 (1KO) of Dora Ana, New Mexico faces pro debuting Ronnie Reams of Colorado Springs.

In the middleweight division veteran Allen Medina, 9-20-1 (1KO), of Denver, Colorado, will return to action against an opponent to be announced.

The public weigh-in for WARRIORS CONQUEST will take place at 5PM on Friday, June 29th at Las Palmeras, 199 S. Main Street in Longmont, Colorado 80501. Phone (303) 848-0103. Boxing fans are encouraged to attend, as all fighters will be available for photos and autographs.

Article posted on 17.06.2012



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