In his first fight since losing to Adrien Broner in a bout for the WBC lightweight title, former Euro titleholder Gavin Rees (37-3-1, 18 KOs) was defeated again. Anthony Crolla (26-4-1, 9 KOs) won a hard fought and bloody twelve round majority decision upset over Rees on Saturday night at the Bolton Arena in Bolton, England. A late surge by Crolla pulled it out. Scores were 115-113, 116-113 115-115.
In a rematch, super middleweight Paul Smith (33-3, 19 KOs) scored a sith round TKO over Tony Dodson (29-8-1, 14 KOs) to reclaim the vacant British title. Smith floored Dodson in round three but after barely beating the count Dodson fought back furiously. Dodson also suffered a bad cut over his left eye. The bout was stopped in round six to protect Dodson who was reeling from some big shots. Time was 2:31. Smith won the first fight by unanimous decision.
In his debut under the Matchroom Sport banner, unbeaten WBA interim super bantamweight beltholder Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KOs) scored an impressive third round KO over William Prado (21-4-1, 14 KOs). Quigg dropped Prado at the end of round two and finished him with a big right hand in round three.
2012 Olympian jr welterweight Thomas Stalker (5-0, 2 KOs) dropped Gyula Vajda (11-3, 7 KOs) three times in a first round KO.
Jr middleweight Brian Rose (24-1-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Alexey Ribchev (14-7-1, 6 KOs) over ten rounds by a score of 99-93.