Scott Quigg (left) lands a left hook to Diego Silva during their junior featherweight bout at Phones4u Arena on Nov. 23 in Manchester, England.
Junior featherweight contender Scott Quigg, lightweight standout Anthony Crolla and former middleweight titleholder Andy Lee were all scored knockouts on the undercard of IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch controversial stoppage of George Groves on Saturday at Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Quigg (27-0-2, 20 knockouts), 25-year-old boxer-puncher who was coming off a majority draw with Cuban Yoandris Salinas in October, dropped his man twice in the second round of a technical knockout over Argentine Diego Silva (29-3-4, 15 KOs), .
Crolla (27-4-1, 10 KOs), a 27-year-old former British champ, came up with a sixth-round stoppage over Stephen Foster (31-5-1, 18 KOs) that improved his mark to 4-0-1 since suffering consecutive losses by sixth-round knockout and split-decision to Derry Mathews and Gary Sykes last April and October, respectively.
A 29-year-old southpaw, Lee (31-2, 22 KOs) dropped Ferenc Hafner (21-5, 12 KOs) once in the first round and twice more in the second and final round of his technical knockout.
Lee won for the third straight time and scored his second knockout during that run since falling by seventh-round stoppage to then-WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last June.
Lee’s only other loss was by seventh-round stoppage in March of 2008 against Bryan Vera, whom Lee defeated by unanimous decision in their rematch in October of 2011.
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