Former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-1, 23 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round knockout over comebacking former two-time world champion and British superstar Ricky Hatton (45-3, 32 KOs) on Saturday night before a throng of frenzied Hatton fans at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. In his first fight in three-and-a-half years, Hatton brought the fight to Senchenko, who lost his WBA belt to Paulie Malignaggi in his previous bout. The Hitman’s aggressiveness had him ahead on all scorecards, but Senchenko suddenly put Hatton on the deck for the count in round nine with a left hook to the body. Time was 2:52. At the end scores were 78-74, 77-76, 77-76.
In a clash for the vacant WBA interim middleweight belt, unbeaten Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten but inexperienced Jorge Navarro (12-1, 10 KOs). Martin dropped Navarro at the end of round one. He put him down again in round six. Martin got the stoppage with his followup barrage. Time was 1:40.
In a clash for the vacant WBA interim super bantamweight belt, unbeaten Scott Quigg (25-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former Euro champion and world title challenger Rendall Munroe (24-3-1, 10 KOs). Quigg dropped Munroe twice with body shots and the bout was waved off. Time was 2:37.
Unbeaten European light middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko (22-0, 16 KOs) added the vacant WBC silver belt to his hardware collection with a twelve round split decision over Cedric Vitu (35-2, 15 KOs). Rabchenko was ahead 116-113, 116-113. Vitu was ahead 115-114 on the third card.
British super featherweight beltholder Gary Buckland (27-2, 9 KOs) won by TKO when Stephen Foster (30-4-1, 18 KOs) remained in his corner after the eighth round.