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Quigg confident ahead of 6th title defence

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Bury boxer Scott Quigg will make his sixth defence of his WBA Super Bantamweight Title this Saturday against former IBF World Champion Kiko Martinez.

Carl Frampton beat Kiko Martinez twice Credit: PA

The fight will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night, his stablemate Anthony Crolla will also be heading the bill with his comeback title fight.

Quigg says he's expecting the aggressive Spaniard to be one of the toughest fights of his career.

He will also be under extra pressure knowing that his biggest rival Carl Frampton has already beaten Martinez twice:

Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla on his remarkable comeback ahead of his world title fight

Ahead of his world title fight Anthony Crolla has been reliving the night he was attacked trying to stop burglars breaking into his neighbour's house.

The 28 year old was left with such serious injuries doctors told him he was lucky to be alive.

After a remarkable recovery he's now preparing to return to the boxing ring where he'll face the reigning WBA Lightweight world champion Darleys Perez.

While the Columbian has the belt Crolla will have the home advantage as the two fight at the Manchester Arena.

He's been speaking to our Sports Correspondent Mike Hall.


Paul Smith beaten by Andre Ward in 9th round stoppage

Liverpool boxer Paul Smith lost his fight against undefeated super-middleweight champion Andre Ward in America.

Paul Smith Credit: Press Association

Ward dominated the non-title catchweight bout from the start. Smith struggled after receiving a cut above his eye and a suspected broken nose.

The fight was stopped in the ninth round after Smith's corner threw in the towel.

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