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Flannigan wins Prizefighter over Skyes, Fielding takes English belt

Prizefighter is back with a stacked lightweight lineup, and there's a super middleweight bout today, too, pitting Rocky Fielding against veteran Carl Dilks on Sky Sports.

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Fielding knocks out Dilks, wins English title

Rocky Fielding closed the Sky Sports Prizefighter show with a win over Carl Dilks, gaining the vacant English super middleweight title with the victory.

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Flannigan wins Prizefighter over Sykes

Terry Flannigan wasn't one of the favorites, but he pulled out a win in the Prizefighter tournament today, beating Gary Sykes in the final.

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Prizefighter: Sykes tops Crolla again, on to final

After cruising through his quarterfinal, Anthony Crolla started his semifinal fight with Gary Sykes, a rematch from 2009, very well, winning the first round. But suddenly, Sykes warmed up, didn't look rusty anymore, and took over in the final two rounds to win a split decision, 29-28 on all three cards, two for Sykes and one for Crolla.

Sykes now moves on to face Terry Flannigan in the tournament final after his second win over Crolla. Flannigan defeated a busted-up Derry Mathews in the semifinal after outclassing Liam Patrick Walsh in the first round.

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Prizefighter: Flannigan downs bloody Mathews

Derry Mathews came out of his quarterfinal matchup with two bad cuts, and somehow was allowed to fight on in today's Prizefighter tournament. It proved to be a bad idea, as the cuts were quickly reopened, leaving the tough Mathews in a no-win situation, eventually outpointed by Terry Flannigan, 29-27 on all three cards.

Mathews (31-8-1, 16 KO) was the betting favorite to win the tournament, but cuts suffered against Spence really did him in, even though he swept his quarterfinal matchup. Flannigan (17-0, 4 KO) now is in a good position to score a big upset tournament win, as he awaits the Crolla-Sykes II winner in the final fight.

Our live coverage continues here, with the rest of the tournament and Fielding-Dilks still to come. Join us!

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Prizefighter: Rusty Sykes slips past Coyle

A somewhat rusty Gary Sykes managed to pull through with a quarterfinal win over underdog Tommy Coyle in the Prizefighter quarterfinal, winning on scores of 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28. The scoring was a bit controversial, at least on Twitter, among people who know Coyle personally, but in all honesty, most of our viewers seemed to have Coyle nicking it, too.

Sykes (21-2, 5 KO) will now face Anthony Crolla in a rematch. The two met in 2009, with Sykes winning a 10-round decision.

Our live coverage of Prizefighter continues here.

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Prizefighter: Crolla through to semifinals

Anthony Crolla had little trouble in his quarterfinal matchup in Prizefighter, winning all three rounds on every scorecard against Stephen Jennings for a 30-27 win across the board, advancing to the semifinals.

Crolla (24-3, 9 KO) looked sharp in his opening fight, and will now await the winner of the Gary Sykes-Tommy Coyle fight up next. If Sykes wins, it will be a rematch between he and Crolla. Sykes beat Crolla back in 2009 in a 10-round decision.

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Prizefighter: Flannigan outclasses Walsh

Manchester southpaw Terry Flannigan improved to 16-0 (4 KO) with a quarterfinal win in Prizefighter today over Liam Patrick Walsh, winning a three-round decision to advance to the semifinals, where he'll face the busted-up Derry Mathews, who suffered two cuts in his first round win over Jamie Spence.

Flannigan was able to fairly easily outbox the brawling Walsh, who gave a real effort but was a bit outclassed overall.

Up next, Anthony Crolla (23-3, 9 KO) faces Stephen Jennings (5-1-1, 2 KO) in the third quarterfinal bout.

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Prizefighter: Mathews beats Spence, suffers cuts

Veteran Derry Mathews was the superior man in the Prizefighter quarterfinal this afternoon against Jamie Spence, but chances seem pretty good that he won't be able to move on, suffering cuts near both eyes.

Mathews (31-7-1, 16 KO) won the fight 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards, but Spence (10-4, 2 KO) may take his place in the semifinals anyway. After the fight, Mathews rushed backstage to try to get some attention to the cuts, but he seemed to understand after the final bell of the bout that he most likely would not be able to fight again tonight.

It's a shame, as Mathews is a tough veteran, and the favorite for the tournament, and he outboxed and outfought a tough kid in Jamie Spence in a spirited first bout of the tournament.

Up next, Liam Patrick Walsh (10-1, 3 KO) faces Terry Flannigan (15-0, 4 KO). Join our live coverage and discussion here!

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