Monte Carlo bonanza preview: Jamie McDonnell, Scott Quigg, Dmitry Bivol and Dereck Chisora hit Monaco
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 04/11/17 6:42pm
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...
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.
Bivol is a very, very good fighter. I think he will tie up the division. With Ward gone and Kovalev maybe coming towards the end, I think Bivol will take over. I would love to see him in with Kovalev.
Sky Sports' pundit David Coldwell
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.
McDonnell: I'll leave no doubt
Jamie McDonnell vows to leave victory in no doubt against Liborio Solis
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.
I’m fired up to show that he didn’t beat me. I’m not assuming anything though, anyone can have a bad night. Now it is on him to show everyone that it was a bad night for him.”
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.
Chisora: War is coming!
Dereck Chisora vows to bring war to Agit Kabayel in Saturday's European title fight live on Sky Sports
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.
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.
Quigg wants Santa-Cruz-Mares winner
Scott Quigg is targeting a fight with the winner of Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares
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: 9st
Oleg Yefimovych: 9st
The time draws near...
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.