Scott Quigg retained his British super-bantamweight title after getting off the canvas to stop Jamie Arthur on Saturday night. The Bury prospect struggled to impress in Bolton, though, finding himself on the floor after being caught by a left hook in the fourth. To his credit, Quigg shook off the knockdown and survived instinctively.
Having fully recovered by the fifth round, the unbeaten champion asserted himself better from then on. A cut opened up near Arthur's right eye in the seventh and, early in the eighth, referee Mark Green stopped it as the challenger seemed troubled by a body shot.
Quigg, now 24-0, told Sky Sports: "He caught me square on with a flash knockdown, I got up and kept my composure. If he feels disappointed about the result I'd gladly give him a rematch otherwise we'll have to sit down and see what options there are."
Meanwhile, former European and Commonwealth champion Rendall Munroe stopped Jose Raez in the first round of their super-bantamweight clash.