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Live coverage: Eggington vs Skeete, Chagaev vs Browne

Ruslan Chagaev faces Lucas Browne in Moscow, while Sam Eggington takes on Bradley Skeete in Birmingham, England.

This afternoon, BLH will be here for live coverage and discussion of two cards airing from Moscow and Birmingham, England, with TV coverage for both events in the United Kingdom, as well as US and Australian TV coverage for the Moscow card.

Here are the lineups:

AWE (US) / BoxNation (UK) / Main Event PPV (AUS), 2:00 pm EST

  • Ruslan Chagaev vs Lucas Browne, heavyweights, 12 rounds
  • Apti Ustarkhanov vs Thomas Mashali, super middleweights, 12 rounds
  • Umar Salamov vs Joey Vegas, light heavyweights, 12 rounds

Sky Sports (UK), 3:00 pm EST

  • Sam Eggington vs Bradley Skeete, welterweights, 12 rounds
  • Kal Yafai vs Dixon Flores, super flyweights, 12 rounds
  • Bobby Jenkinson vs Gamal Yafai, super bantamweights, 12 rounds

This is the thread where you can talk about all the fights happening, whichever card you're watching. If the stars align, we'll have live coverage for both main events. Since that's unlikely, our priority is the Chagaev-Browne fight.

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Lucas Browne def. Ruslan Chagaev by TKO (round 10)

Bradley Skeete def. Sam Eggington by unanimous decision (117-112, 116-113, 115-113)

Khalid Yafai def. Dixon Flores by knockout (1:49 of round 1)

Gamal Yafai def. Bobby Jenkinson by TKO (2:11 of round 7)

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Round 1: Browne working around the ring, jabbing, nothing big getting there. Chagaev with a couple of good shots, then a straight left. Chagaev's hand speed looks like a problem for Browne early here. Mostly a feeling out round, but Chagaev is getting in the cleaner shots. Chagaev 10-9

Round 2: Browne again trying to establish distance, and starting to let his hands go more. Chagaev with a left to the body. Another left gets in, around the solar plexus. Chagaev with some wound up shots in close, Browne winds up off balance a bit, not from punches, really. Left hand from Chagaev catches Browne clean and pushes him back. Commentary more impressed by Browne's work than I am. Chagaev 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Browne is positioning himself well most of the time here, I'll say that much. He's moving enough to keep Chagaev from really setting himself for shots. Chagaev just doing what's given to him, basically, and he lands a clean counter left hand at the bell. Chagaev 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Browne out with a right hand, and then he lands another one. He's coming forward now and throwing hands to start this round. And there's an uppercut. Chagaev with a sneaky little left inside. Browne poking his jab from distance again. Browne slips to the side and makes Chagaev miss a straight left. Whacking body shot from Browne. Right hook to the body from Chagaev in response. Chagaev misses a left. Certainly a better pace in this round, Browne again pressing forward in the final 30 seconds. Browne 10-9, Chagaev 39-37

Round 5: Chagaev starts the fifth with a body shot, maybe not wanting to let Browne get off to a fast start again. Browne fighting, uh, almost cute here to start this round. But that gets him cracked with a left hand from Chagaev, and Browne wobbles a bit for a moment. Chagaev really bringing the fight here in the second half of this round. But Browne recovers nicely and gets some work done, too. Left hand from Chagaev, then Browne storms forward with a right hand to end the round. Chagaev 10-9, 49-46

Round 6: Chagaev coming out throwing again. Browne cut near the left eye. Good left and an uppercut from Chagaev. He's imposing his will at the moment. Browne stands his ground and throws an uppercut inside, and now throwing some right hands from range. Whacking shots to the body inside as they lean on one another. Chagaev throwing power shots in close again, Browne covering up. BIG LEFT AND DOWN GOES LUCAS BROWNE! He's up and on his bike, but Chagaev has about 25 seconds here. Another hard left sends Browne careening into the ropes! Chagaev trying to pounce and finish! Another left and another uppercut! Browne stays on his feet, referee taking a close look. Shots come in after the bell, too. Chagaev 10-8, 59-54

Round 7: Browne, undeterred, comes out throwing uppercuts in bunches. You have to like that. Left hand sends Browne back again, but he comes back with more uppercuts. Chagaev with another left that gets in, though. Browne back with an uppercut. This is a real battle right now. Chagaev with another hard left, and a right hand. Browne's knees buckle a bit. He's hurt. Browne getting battered but still fighting. And then the round ends 45 seconds early. That's...interesting. Chagaev 10-9, 69-63

Round 8: Chagaev clips Browne with another left hand as Lucas tries to keep distance. Long rights from Browne, getting picked off. Browne with another right uppercut. Chagaev missing wild shots this round. Chagaev throwing but not landing this round. Browne nicks this one half by default. Browne 10-9, Chagaev 78-73

Round 9: Chagaev may have spent too much energy in the sixth and seventh rounds. There's a left from Chagaev, but Browne pawing with his jab and a few right hands here and there. Chagaev probably does just enough in this round. Chagaev 10-9, 88-82

Round 10: Chagaev back in firm control here in this round, at least in the first half. Both guys are clearly a little tired, but both WHOA! DOWN GOES CHAGAEV WITH A MINUTE LEFT IN THE ROUND! AND HE'S IN BAD SHAPE! He's up and Browne is battering away! He's throwing everything he's got at Chagaev, who is being held up by the ropes, AND THIS FIGHT IS OVEEEEEER! Browne TKO-10

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