Here's a round-up of all the fights that took place on an incredible night of boxing


Anthony Joshua's successful defence of his world heavyweight title will steal the headlines but the undercard for the fight was equally as impressive.

There were grudge matches, two contenders for fight of the year, incredible skill, and tons of excitement.

Here's what happened.

Anthony Joshua finished Eric Molina in the third round

Anthony Joshua made light work of Eric Molina, then Eddie Hearn announced Joshua v Klitschko
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Molina said before fighting Joshua that he didn't believe the hype. We're not sure he can say that any more...

Joshua retained his title with ease, and then a heavyweight unifying fight with Wladimir Klitschko was announced for April. It was a great way to round off a great night of boxing.

Dillian Whyte beat Dereck Chisora on points in an enthralling, very close fight

Dillian Whyte (right) in action against Dereck Chisora during their WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator at the Manchester Arena
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This one was hair-raising and incredibly difficult to call. In the end the decision went to Whyte, although a draw possibly seemed more fair - and a Chisora victory looked possible as well.

There were huge punches in every round with both men showing they've got chins of steel, but the lack of stamina on show from both ultimately resulted in neither being able to capitalise after landing a big blow.

Seriously though, what a fight.

Katie Taylor dominated in her second professional bout

Katie Taylor in action against Viviane Obenauf
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Katie Taylor's fight was one of the night's most anticipated, simply because she's such a joy to watch. And she definitely didn't disappoint.

While the 30-year-old Olympic gold medallist pushed for a stoppage, Brazilian Viviane Obenauf did well to stick it out until the end, but didn't do enough in the fight to stop a unanimous decision for Taylor.

Kal Yafai is the new holder of the WBA super-flyweight title

Kal Yafai celebrates beating Luis Concepcion during their Vacant WBA Super-Flyweight Championship bout at the Manchester Arena
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A completely dominant performance by Kal Yafai saw the Birmingham-born fighter become Britain's latest world champion with a unanimous points decision over Luis Concepcion.

The victory also makes him Birmingham's first ever world champ. And he did it convincingly.

Scott Quigg proved himself at featherweight with a huge knockout of Jose Cayetano

Scott Quigg (right) in action against Jose Cayetano
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He had to work for it but in the end Quigg had too much for El Tigre, sending him down with a huge right hook in the ninth round.

Callum Smith retained his super-middleweight title with the night's biggest knockout

Luke Blackledge on the mat after being knocked down by Callum Smith during their British Super-Middleweight Championship bout
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Liverpudlian Smith is expected to face the winner of James DeGale v Badou Jack, when they fight in January, in a world title bout after a brutal knockout of Luke Blackledge.

Smith didn't celebrate immediately, such was the concern for Blackledge, but thankfully he soon became conscious.

A 12th-round stoppage saw Frank Buglioni claim the British light-heavyweight title

Frank Buglioni celebrates beating Hosea Burton during their British Light-Heavyweight Championship bout at the Manchester Arena
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In one of the closest, most exciting fights of the night - and possibly the year - Buglioni was victorious over his old rival Hosea Burton.

The Wise Guy was cut in the sixth, while Burton was put down in the penultimate round before a huge right hand in the final minutes saw him on the canvas again. The referee decided the effects of that strike were enough to call off the fight, leaving us with a new champion.

Heavyweight Luiz Ortiz dominated in what was definitely a mismatch against David Allen

David Allen (left) in action against Luiz Ortiz during their Heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena
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The unbeaten fighter stays on track for a world title fight as a result of the seventh round stoppage.

Conor Benn secured a first round knockout against novice Steve Backhouse in the welterweight bout

Conor Benn celebrates beating Steve Backhouse during their Welterweight bout
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Middleweight Marcus Morrison beat Harry Matthews on points, his 14th victory

Marcus Morrison (left) celebrates beating Harry Matthews
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