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Monte Carlo bonanza preview: Jamie McDonnell, Scott Quigg, Dmitry Bivol and Dereck Chisora hit Monaco

Monte Carlo bonanza preview: Jamie McDonnell, Scott Quigg, Dmitry Bivol and Dereck Chisora hit Monaco

Sky Sports Boxing returns to Monte Carlo tonight, have a look back at some of last year's action from the famous Monaco resort

Everything you need to know as Jamie McDonnell, Scott Quigg, Dmitry Bivol and Dereck Chisora head to the glitzy and glamorous district of Monte Carlo for a showstopping night of boxing…

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Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Dmitry Bivol vs Trent Broadhurst

Newly-instated WBA light-heavyweight world champion Bivol makes his first defence against Australian Broadhurst as the iron-fisted Kyrgyzstan native, by way of Russia, looks to add yet another KO to his shining resume.

The Eastern European command, headed by Sergey Kovalev, Artur Beterbiev and Olexsandr Gvodzdyk, is now stronger than ever and many are touting hard-hitting Bivol, just 26-years-old and 11-0, to soon take over the division.

Broadhurst, though, will be looking to break the mould as the 29-year-old, with just one career defeat, fights for the first time away from the Oceanic nation.


Dmitry Bivol: 12st 6lb

Trent Broadhurst: 12st 7lb

Jamie McDonnell vs Liborio Solis

It is a year since McDonnell and Solis previously went toe to toe in the casino resort and they will look to firmly remove any controversy that cast a shadow over that first meeting.

Despite many feeling the Venezuelan had done enough to win, WBA bantamweight world champion McDonnell got the verdict and narrowly held onto his crown, but it was a frustrating victory soured by the resulting scorecards.

McDonnell’s trainer has confirmed that, whatever the result, the rematch will be the 31-year-old’s last fight at bantamweight and the Doncaster favourite will hope to end his long affiliation with the division in style.

Jamie McDonnell believes he will stop Liborio Solis in their rematch this weekend in Monte Carlo and it will be live on Sky Sports Action from 7pm


Jamie McDonnell: 8st 6lb

Liborio Solis: 8st 6lb

Agit Kabayel vs Dereck Chisora

After the disappointment of not getting his desired return fight with London rival Dillian Whyte, fast-talking heavyweight Chisora gets a crack at the European title, currently held by unbeaten German Kabayel.

The 33-year-old is chasing big fights and with the heavyweight division nicely bubbling over and returning to the heavy-hitting days of times gone by, Chisora will want to keep his name firmly in the mix.

Kabayel, who claimed the vacant belt in his last outing, stands an imposing figure in his way, though, and the 25-year-old will certainly be no pushover. Win this and ‘Del Boy’ has some mouthwatering match-ups ahead of him, but lose, well if he does, it’s sure to be a long way back for the Londoner.

Dereck Chisora said he is ready to rock and roll in his fight against Agit Kabayel for the European title this Saturday in Monte Carlo as he seeks a rematch with Dillian Whyte in 2018


Agit Kabayel: 16st 13lb

Dereck Chisora: 18st 2lb

Scott Quigg vs Oleg Yefimovych

Quigg’s resurgence, now in the standout featherweight ranks, continues to gather momentum and the Bury star will hope highly-rated Ukrainian Yefimovych is the final hurdle in his way before he looks to become a two-weight world champion.

The pair meet in an eliminator for the WBA world title and with champion Leo Santa Cruz likely to rematch fellow Mexican Abner Mares in his next defence, Quigg will want to be in line to take on the winner.

Yefimovych, like Quigg, has never been stopped so it could be a long, gruelling and bruising night for both. The Brit, 29, who now trains out in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Freddie Roach, has vowed, however, to show his improvements and make a statement under the Monte Carlo lights.

Scott Quigg said he wants the Leo Santa Cruz fight but he is fully focused on his fight with Oleg Yefimovich this weekend in Monte Carlo


Scott Quigg: 9st

Oleg Yefimovych: 9st

The time draws near…

The bad boy of boxing is back in action this weekend! Dereck Chisora faces Agit Kabayel for the European heavyweight title on Saturday night

Watch Dmitry Bivol, Jamie McDonnell, Dereck Chisora and Scott Quigg box in Monte Carlo, live on Sky Sports from 7pm this Saturday, before Deontay Wilder defends his version of the world heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne, live on Sky Sports, in the early hours of Sunday morning at 1am.


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