The partnership between UK boxing promoter Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports television is to be extended by a further two years, it was announced Friday.
Anthony Crolla scored a majority decision over Gavin Rees in a 12-round lightweight clash of British standouts on Saturday in Bolton, England. On the undercard, junior featherweight contender Scott Quigg remained undefeated with a third-round TKO of William Prado.
After splitting with Matchroom Boxing for veteran promoter Frank Warren, junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan are focused on the immediate future, which includes fighting in Belfast, a title shot and maybe an eventual showdown with Leo Santa Cruz.
Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sport, discusses his promotional company’s massive stable, which includes Carl Froch and Ricky Burns – both of whom defend their world titles this month – David Haye, Kell Brook, Carl Frampton and other top British boxing talents.
The respectful rivalry between undefeated UK junior featherweight contenders Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg continued to build following Frampton’s ninth-round TKO of Kiko Martinez in his native Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday.