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Quigg Demolishes Munyai, Warrington Retires Munroe

By Alexey Sukachev

Phones 4u Arena, in Manchester - WBA "regular" super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) stopped Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-3-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds. Quigg defended his belt (and his undefeated record) for the third time.

The native of Bury was first scheduled to take on dangerous Cuban Yoandris Salinas (20-0-2, 12 KOs) in a rematch of their October draw. On paper, WBA #9 Munyai looked to be a fromidable opponent for Quigg. He has been undefeated for the last three and a half years and he is well known for consecutive stoppages of 19-0 and 19-1 Martin Power and 15-0 Lee Haskins for the Commonwealth bantamweight title seven years ago. In reality, the Atomic Spider was completely overwhelmed by the hard-hitting Brit.

Munyai tried to be awkward and to bob and weave under heavy fire, but he just didn't last long. He was dropped at the end of the first with a vicious left counter. Then, Quigg went in for kill at the start of the second round and quickly got the job done.

Munyai was down again after a right hand snap in the midst of the round. Quigg immediately was in his face and landed several more unanswered punches to see referee Howard Foster stepping in at 1:56 to wave it off.

Munyai, 28, drops down to 24-3-1, with 12 KOs, suffering his first stoppage loss. Quigg, on the other hand, is being eagerly awaited in huge domestic encounters against either Kid Galahad or Carl Frampton.

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Liam Hanrahan (7-0, 4 KOs) stayed unbeaten after a one-sided decision over Croatian import Antonio Horvatic (3-4, 2 KOs). The sole score was 40-36 - for Hanrahan.

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Commonwealth and BBBofC English featherweight champion Josh Warrington has long been considered to be feather-fisted in every possible meaning of this adjective. The proof? Warrington has gone 15-0 without kayos over his first four years as a pro. It looked like he was in need of a bigger scene though. Tonight, Warrington got his second consecutive stoppage win in the first defense of the Commonwealth title - this time against formidable former perennial contender Rendall Munroe.

Warrington (now 17-0, 2 KOs) kicked off a fast start, using his weak but pin-point accurate multi-punch combinations to trouble slower Munroe time and again. Warrington was targeting Munroe's head. He wasn't clearly outboxing the veteran fighter but rather outlanding him in the first couple of rounds.

Former three-time world title challenger had a better round in the third but Warrington got back to basics in the fourth and looked superior to Munroe. Rounds five and six were clearly in Warrington's favour. His domination continued into the seventh, as Munroe face was puffed, and he looked a beaten man.

Sensing he has no more fight in him, Munroe chose to retire on his stool after the seventh round. In an emotional post-fight quickie with the British TV, the former contender, tears dripping from his eyes, indicated retirement. His (final?) record reads as 28-5-1, with 11 KOs.

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Upset-minded light middleweight William Warburton (12-61-3, 2 KOs), who upset previously undefeated Georgie Kean (3-0) just a week ago, failed to repeat this trick against Sam Eggington (10-2, 4 KOs), losing a competitive decision over six rounds. BoxingScene had it 59-55 - for Eggington.

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Red-hot 23-year old super middleweight prospect Callum Smith moved to 10-0, with 8 KOs, after an impressive destruction of experienced former French national champion Francois Bastient (43-11-1, 18 KOs) in round three.

Much bigger (6'3'') Smith was also faster and hit obviously harder than the 32-year old Frenchman. Bastient pressed forward - his only slim chance for some mild success - but Smith punished him with his jab and sudden uppercuts. One of them, planted well into the Bastient's solar plexus put him down at the end of minute one of the third round. Bastient got up but was in no position to continue, what was confirmed by a flying towel at 1:10 of the stanza.

Next for talented Smith, one of four fighting Smith brothers of Liverpool, is the initial defense of his WBC International 168lb title on May 17 against Tobias Webb (14-1-1, 2 KOs).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 04-19-2014

This fella Quigg made an effective display in brutal power punching.

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