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Tony Bellew v Isaac Chilemba rematch Carl Froch undercard May 25

Bellew to get second shot at Chilemba as rematch is arranged for Froch undercard

By
Martin Domin

PUBLISHED:

13:38 GMT, 8 April 2013

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UPDATED:

17:14 GMT, 8 April 2013

Tony Bellew's rematch with Isaac Chilemba will be held on May 25 at the O2 Arena on the undercard of Carl Froch's world title unification fight with Mikkel Kessler.

The Liverpool light heavyweight was devastated when the original meeting was scored a draw last month.

The winner of the second bout will earn a shot at the winner of WBC champion Chad Dawson's clash with Adonis Stevenson on June 8.

Gutted: Tony Bellew felt he deserved to win his first fight with Isaac Chilemba

Gutted: Tony Bellew felt he deserved to win his first fight with Isaac Chilemba

Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed both men were keen to have the rematch as soon as possible.

'There was no winner, so we need to find one,' he said.

'Many people thought Tony won, some thought Chilemba won. It's a fight both need to get off their back.'

Draw: Bellew took his foot off the gas after the opening rounds

Draw: Bellew took his foot off the gas after the opening rounds

The winner of the rematch will likely challenge for the world title in September.

Meanwhile, George Groves' opponent for the same night, along with further details of the undercard, will be announced this week.

David Price gets rematch with Tony Thompson in Liverpool in July

Price gets chance to set the record straight after booking Thompson rematch in July

By
Martin Domin

PUBLISHED:

22:31 GMT, 27 March 2013

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UPDATED:

23:07 GMT, 27 March 2013

David Price has been granted the chance to exact immediate revenge on Tony Thompson after a rematch was agreed for July 6.

The Liverpool heavyweight suffered his first professional defeat when he was knocked out by the American in the second round last month.

But victory for Price at the second time of asking should catapult him back into the mix for world honours.

Shock defeat: Tony Thompson stopped David Price in the second round

Shock defeat: Tony Thompson stopped David Price in the second round

The 29-year-old's promoter Frank Maloney admitted the fight, which will take place at the Echo Arena, was difficult to make.

'There was a rematch clause in the original contract, but it was still far from easy to make it happen,' he said.

'Because it was such a big win for Thompson there was a lot of interest in him from rival promoters, but we got there and he has signed.

'There were other options for David also, but he and his trainer Franny Smith were adamant they wanted Thompson again.

Hitting the deck: Price was floored by a right hook

Hitting the deck: Price was floored by a right hook

'There have been a lot of nasty things said about David since the first Thompson bout, but this proves his fighting heart.

'Not many fighters have begged me to jump straight back in with someone who has beaten them.

'The fans in Liverpool have been magnificent to David over the last 12 months and I am sure they will respond and get behind the fight.'

Dereck Chisora to return to the ring on March 16 – as long as he is granted license

Chisora hopes for ring return in March – as long as he receives licence from British board

By
Martin Domin

PUBLISHED:

12:50 GMT, 14 January 2013

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UPDATED:

13:52 GMT, 14 January 2013

Heavyweight bad boy Dereck Chisora will return to the ring at Wembley Arena on March 16 – if he is cleared to fight by the British Boxing Board of Control.

The Londoner was stripped of his licence last year after a shameful brawl with David Haye at a post-fight press conference in Munich in February following his defeat by WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko.

The two protagonists settled their differences in the ring at Upton Park in July under the auspices of the Luxembourg Boxing Federation when Haye stopped the 29-year-old in the fifth round.

Back in the ring: Dereck Chisora hopes to be fighting again in March

Back in the ring: Dereck Chisora hopes to be fighting again in March

Chisora, who has taken anger management classes in a bid to convince the Board he is fit to hold a licence, expects to hear shortly whether he will be cleared to fight on the same card as world champions Ricky Burns and Nathan Cleverly and Commonwealth champion George Groves.

'I've been keeping quite busy,' he said. 'I've been in the gym and I've been running.'

Chisora will hope that victory over 10 rounds in March – against an opponent yet to be named – will propel him back among the contenders for a world title or set him up to challenge David Price for his British and Commonwealth belts.

The undefeated Liverpudlian is open to the idea of fighting Chisora but must first face American Tony Thompson on home soil on February 23 at the Echo Arena.

2013 golden ticket: The main sporting events of the year

The 2013 golden ticket: Which sporting event are you looking forward to most next year

PUBLISHED:

15:36 GMT, 31 December 2012

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UPDATED:

21:33 GMT, 31 December 2012

The year 2012 will arguably go down as the greatest 12 months in British sporting history, but the drama does not end there as we roll into 2013. We asked our team of writers which main event they are looking forward to the most over the next 12 months, and here's what they told us…

**Scroll down for a full calendar of all the big sporting events in 2013

Year to remember: The London 2012 Olympic Games lit up a fantastic 12 months for British sport

Year to remember: The London 2012 Olympic Games lit up a fantastic 12 months for British sport

The Masters

April 11 to April 14

Derek Lawrenson

From the wider sporting world, it is hard to beat the magic of the first day of an Ashes Test series, with all its promise of a summer of cricketing splendour.

In golf, even after attending every one since 1985, the lure of the Masters remains. Will Rory claim his first green jacket Will Tiger finally rediscover the scent of the Golden Bear Will an Englishman end the major drought As ever, the event offers a myriad of exciting possibilities.

Three's the charm: Rory McIlroy will be looking to add the Masters to his Major haul in April

Three's the charm: Rory McIlroy will be looking to add the Masters to his Major haul in April

Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler

May/June – no official date yet confirmed

Martin Domin

In what could be a year of rematches for the Cobra, this unification showdown promises to be the highlight. While victory over undisputed super-middleweight king Andre Ward would be the best of his career, Froch’s meeting with his Danish rival is already a Fight of the Year candidate.

Kessler won a unanimous decision when they two clashed in the Super Six tournament in 2010 and recently won the WBA title from Brian Magee, while Froch holds the IBF belt after his stunning demolition of Canadian Lucian Bute. With a 4million pot to be shared by the protagonists, expect fireworks from the first bell… and a tight victory for Nottingham’s finest.

The Cobra: Carl Froch is set to take on Mikkel Kessler at the beginning of the summer

The Cobra: Carl Froch is set to take on Mikkel Kessler at the beginning of the summer

British and Irish Lions tour of Australia

June 1 to July 6

Chris Foy

No need to look beyond my own sport here, as any Lions tour is a wonderful, unique event, generating even greater public interest and debate than a World Cup.

This year’s edition sees a return to Australia, where the Lions last visited in 2001, culminating in an agonising 2-1 Test series defeat. This time, if injuries don’t brutally undermine his plans, head coach Warren Gatland should have a staggering array of British and Irish rugby talent at his disposal.

There is a very real prospect of a first series success since 1997 and with the fabled ‘red army’ expected to number 40,000 for the crusade Down Under, it will be an enthralling, colourful sporting highlight of the year.

Drought: The Lions were last victorious in a series back in 1997 against South Africa

Drought: The Lions were last victorious in a series back in 1997 against South Africa

Chris Cutmore

Nothing else in sport can match the intensity, brutality and white-knuckle tension of British and Irish Lions tours. Four years ago in South Africa they were heroic in defeat. But, as Jim Telfer famously once said, to win for the Lions is the ultimate. Australia await in June – can Warren Gatland inspire a first series victory since 1997 This is your Everest, boys.

Lee Clayton

My golden ticket would be The British
and Irish Lions tour, as a punter. I’ve always wanted to take my dad,
who is a massive rugby fan. The atmosphere and the social side of the
trip would be magnificent, as well as the sporting excellence.

The boss: Warren Gatland takes the 2013 touring party to Australia in June

The boss: Warren Gatland takes the 2013 touring party to Australia in June

The Champions League Final, back at Wembley, should be another wonderful sporting occasion, as should Carl Froch defending his world title at the 02 Arena in London (see Jeff Powell’s latest boxing column). Froch is a warrior fighter. And I might have more chance of making that than getting Down Under… this time. But the saving starts here for the next tour.

I am lucky enough to be going to the first day of the Oval Test against Australia on August 21. So here’s to dry weather and lots of English dominance.

Who said it was all quiet in London post-Olympics in 2013

Happy memories: England clinched the 2009 Ashes series at the Oval

Happy memories: England clinched the 2009 Ashes series at the Oval

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Jeff Powell

Hopefully, prayerfully and if it actually happens almost unbelievably… Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao.

Never mind that the PacMan was knocked out by mini-Terminator Juan Manuel Marquez, this is still the No 1 pound-for-pounder which all boxing and much of the outside world wants to see. And with both men edging into decline – Mayweather’s legs were less spry against Miguel Cotto and it is not inconceivable he too could hit the deck soon – if the $200 million mega-bucks fight doesn’t happen this year it probably never will.

Will they, won't they The boxing world is still waiting for Mayweather (pictured) to take on Pacquiao

Will they, won't they The boxing world is still waiting for Mayweather (pictured) to take on Pacquiao

Wimbledon

June 24 to July 7

Mike Dickson

Normally, in the event of England hosting Australia in the Ashes, the golden ticket would be for the Lord’s Test match, or any other for that matter. But between June and January 2014 England will play their old foe at least 26 times in all forms of cricket, including ten Tests, which somewhat devalues the currency.

Therefore in a non-international football tournament summer the golden ticket has to be the men’s singles final at Wimbledon, preferably between Andy Murray and a fully fit and restored Rafael Nadal.

Old rivals: Murray and Nadal (right) have played out some epic matches in the past

Old rivals: Murray and Nadal (right) have played out some epic matches in the past

Laurie Whitwell

Sunday, July 7. The day when a British man reigns triumphant at Wimbledon to end a 77-year wait for a singles champion.

That singular man is Andy Murray, who has coped with prolonged national expectation and four Grand Slam final defeats to emerge this country's finest tennis player since Fred Perry. He did the improbable by winning the US Open to banish one enduring statistic of Perry's and on Centre Court on men's finals day 2013 he will get rid of another.

A ticket to see Murray ascend the heights set by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal would be 24 carat.

Historic moment: Murray sinks to the ground as he beats Novak Djokovic in the US Open final

Historic moment: Murray sinks to the ground as he beats Novak Djokovic in the US Open final

Sam Cunningham

Andy Murray did two things last year that suggest he is finally capable of ending a 77-year wait for a male British Wimbledon champion – he won a Grand Slam and won a major competition on Centre Court.

There wasn't much in 2012 that Britain didn't achieve in sport, but having a winner at Wimbledon was one of them. Every time the nerves kick in Murray can look at the Olympic gold medal in his locker to remind him of beating Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who beat Murray in last year's Wimbledon final, in front of a packed crowd at SW19.

If he goes all the way it will produce another two weeks of sport that will capture the nation's attention and would be likely to bump him up two places to win Sports Personality of the Year. I can't wait to watch it.

Sealed with a kiss: Murray will be hoping to add another Grand Slam to his trophy cabinet at Wimbledon

Sealed with a kiss: Murray will be hoping to add another Grand Slam to his trophy cabinet at Wimbledon

The Ashes in England

July 10 to August 25

Neil Moxley

I'm most looking forward to beating Australia. It helps if it is a mainstream sport. Therefore, victories in the Ashes and for the British Lions would be my idea of sporting heaven.

To be honest, any sporting victory over Australia is to be celebrated. Tiddlywinks, running for the bus, sheep-shearing. All of it would bring a smile to my face. Why am I like this I'm no xenophobe. But I just know how much they hate losing and how hard they try whenever they face any team from these shores, especially England.

And, having grown up in a cricketing era where we were routinely humiliated by the likes of Steve Waugh, (my cricketing hero) Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath, we haven't yet inflicted the sort of pain upon them to nullify that inflicted upon us by the thrashings of the late 80s and 90s.

Arch rivals: England and Australia have some titanic clashed lined up this year

Arch rivals: England and Australia have some titanic clashes lined up this year

World Athletics Championships in Moscow

August 10 to 18

Laura Williamson

There is no excuse for a post-Olympics lull in track and field with the World Championships just eight months away and it promises to be an exciting competition from a British perspective.

Jessica Ennis wants her world heptathlon title back after silver in 2011, Mo Farah will eye another long-distance double and Greg Rutherford is out to prove his Olympic long jump gold was not a one-off. Then, of course, there’s Usain Bolt, who has already targeted breaking his own world records in 2013…

Main event: Usain Bolt will be looking to add World Championship gold to his Olympic crown

Main event: Usain Bolt will be looking to add World Championship gold to his Olympic crown

Other key dates in 2013:

FA Cup final, Wembley, May 11

Champions League final, Wembley, May 25

Tour de France, June 29 – July 21

The Open, Muirfield, July 18 – 21

Rugby League World Cup, October 26 – November 30

The Ashes in Australia

November 21 to January 7, 2014

Ian Ladyman

My plane ticket for the Adelaide Ashes Test in November is already booked so I am growing steadily excited about that. The last one in 2010 was remarkable and anything approaching that would be more than acceptable for me.

With England and Australia meeting in back-to-back series this year, the cricket authorities should be wary of overkill but we will see how that pans out.

There is also a Rugby League World Cup to look forward to this year – with the final at Old Trafford – while the conclusion to the Barclays Premier League will not be dull.

The Ashes home and away

Barmy army: England's travelling support are sure to be in full voice in Australia

Barmy army: England's travelling support are sure to be in full voice in Australia

January to June

July - December

Darren Barker beats Kerry Hope

Barker puts on brutal display to see off Hope and eyes second world title fight

By
Martin Domin

PUBLISHED:

22:06 GMT, 8 December 2012

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UPDATED:

23:48 GMT, 8 December 2012

Darren Barker made a spectacular return to the ring and set himself up for a second world title shot next year with a convincing win over Kerry Hope.

The 30-year-old middleweight had been out of action for 14 months since losing to Sergio Martinez in Atlantic City last October. But he made short work of fellow former European champion Hope at London's Olympia.

Barker has had a year to forget after undergoing surgery to fix a long-standing hip injury before a return against Italian Simone Rotolo in September was shelved after he suffered torn tendons in his arm.

Flush: Darren Barker saw off Kerry Hope with ease

Flush: Darren Barker saw off Kerry Hope with ease

Welshman Hope meanwhile enjoyed a
fairy-tale win over Grzegorz Proksa in March to win the European title
but lost it just four months later in a rematch.

The 31-year-old beat Hungarian
journeyman Norbert Szekeres over six rounds in a tune-up fight in
Nottingham last month but was no match for a rejuvenated Barker.

The opening round was a tense affair
with both boxers opting for single shots with their lead hands as
opposed to multiple-punch combinations.

Hope tried to drag Barker into
fighting at close quarters in the second session but the home favourite
ended the round well by keeping his distance and working from the jab.

Having shaken off the inevitable ring
rust, Barker began to control the centre of the ring and march Hope
down as he brought his right hand into play. And it was a hook from that
hand that all but ended the visitor's challenge in the fourth stanza.

Hope was floored against the ropes
and although he groggily beat the count, his corner threw in the towel
seconds later. 'I was a little frustrated in the first couple of rounds
due to ring rust but it was enjoyable and I was glad to be back in
there,' Barker said.

'I proved that I could still mix it;
Kerry Hope is a former European champion and I've dismantled him quite
impressively. If I had put in a bad performance, or lost, I would have
called it a day but it's given me a lot of encouragement.

Throwing in the towel: Barker (right) marked his return to the ring in style

Throwing in the towel: Barker (right) marked his return to the ring in style

'I don't want to hang about in this
game, I think I've got another three or four years left. I want the big
fights and I want to be on the world stage. I've been at world level and
I want to be back there.

'I badly want to fight Martin Murray
and Matthew Macklin and I'm sure they do too. The boxing public deserve
to see those fights, but at world level.'

Earlier in the evening, Kal Yafai
continued his seemingly inexorable march towards domestic honours and
beyond with his sixth win from as many contests against Spanish champion
Jorge Perez.

The Birmingham bantamweight missed
out on a place at the London Olympics but has taken to the professional
ranks with considerable ease.

This was his second eight-round
contest after he dispatched Pio Antonio Nettuno in just 52 seconds in
Nottingham on the undercard of Carl Froch’s world title defence against
Yusaf Mack in November.

And Yafai, 23, looked set for
another very early night when left hooks to the head and body floored
Perez at the end of the opening round.

But the Spaniard beat the count and
withstood several brutal barrages in the following two sessions only to
be rescued from further punishment when referee Mark Green stepped in
with just under a minute remaining in the third.

Rocked: Barker catches his opponent with a devastating right hook

Rocked: Barker catches his opponent with a devastating right hook

Yafai will now top the bill in his
hometown on January 19 alongside the next Prizefighter tournament and on
the same night as stablemate Kell Brook fights Devon Alexander for the
IBF world welterweight title in Los Angeles.

Also on the undercard, John Ryder
won his British middleweight title eliminator against Irish Prizefighter
champion and fellow unbeaten prospect Eamonn O'Kane.

Ryder, 24, will now set his sights on
the winner of Billy Joe Saunders' clash with Nick Blackwell at the
Excel Arena next Saturday.

The Londoner enjoyed the better of
the opening rounds and, working from a southpaw stance, landed
effectively with the right hand before a strong left rocked O'Kane in
the third stanza.

Rounds four and five were scrappy
affairs but Ryder reasserted his dominance in the sixth although O'Kane
did well to answer a powerful left with a timely reminder of a right
hand. The decisive moment came early in the eighth round when yet
another hook to the head had O'Kane struggling.

No Hope: Barker was too powerful for the former European champion

No Hope: Barker was too powerful for the former European champion

He remained on his feet but a
succession of similar shots forced referee Howard Foster to wave the
fight off midway through the session.

Meanwhile, American Carson Jones and
late-replacement Dean Byrne fought out an entertaining draw which many
ringside observers felt should have gone the way of the Dubliner.

Jones, who lost to Brook in July, was
scheduled to face Lee Purdy but the Colchester welterweight was forced
to withdraw after failing to recover from a virus.

Crowd favourite Erick Ochieng made a
third successful defence of his English light-middleweight title with a
hard-earned but largely uneventful points win against Max Maxwell over
10 rounds.

There were also four-round shut-out
victories for unbeaten novices Callum Smith and Martin J Ward while the
popular Wadi Camacho made it six without defeat.

James Degale beats Hadillah Mohoumadi on points

Golden boy Degale made to work for points win over Mohoumadi

By
Martin Domin

PUBLISHED:

22:28 GMT, 13 October 2012

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UPDATED:

22:38 GMT, 13 October 2012

James Degale celebrated the start of what he hopes will be a new chapter in his career with a hard-fought points win over Hadillah Mohoumadi to retain his European super middleweight title.

On a night when Britain's only other Olympic gold medallist in the professional ranks was sent crashing to the canvas in Liverpool, Degale made no such mistake in front of a raucous crowd in Kent.

The 26-year-old was fighting on home soil for the first time in 12 months and looked impressive in flashes against his French opponent in what was his debut under new promoter Mick Hennessy.

In control: James Degale beat Hadillah Mohoumadi easily on points

In control: James Degale beat Hadillah Mohoumadi easily on points

A tentative opening round was punctuated by single shots from both men but Degale landed the more telling blows and started to find his timing towards the end of the stanza with some penetrating combinations.

The former British champion, whose only defeat came at the hands of bitter rival George Groves, also had the better of the second round.

Degale raced out of his corner in the third and landed a flurry of blows that looked to have Mohoumadi in trouble. But the 32-year-old had never previously been stopped and withstood the barrage.

Despite his dominance, Degale allowed himself to be backed up against the ropes too often, trading unnecessarily. He was still landing the more eye catching shots however against an opponent who was nothing if not durable.

Made to work: Degale was taken the distance by Mohoumadi

Made to work: Degale was taken the distance by Mohoumadi

Degale landed a crunching left hand in the fifth round that rocked Mohoumadi's head back but again he showed he was teak tough. Into the sixth session and Degale, whose face had reddened, appeared at times to be feeling the pace in what was his first outing since April.

The champion remained the dominant force in the opening exchanges of round seven however and caught Mohoumadi flush several times with powerful left hands.

By now the rounds were following a familiar pattern with the home favourite landing more effectively but without the cutting edge needed to end the contest early. The expectant crowd were on their feet on more than one occasion but were left with nothing to celebrate.

Mohoumadi had by now earned Degale's respect and rather than surrender, he instead maintained an impressive work rate and had even opened a small cut around Degale's left eye by the penultimate round.

The pair traded blows in a barnstorming final stanza despite Degale needing just to reach the final bell to retain his title.

He did just that, winning by unanimous decision as the judges scored the contest 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112.

Amir Khan v Danny Garcia LIVE

LIVE: Amir Khan v Danny Garcia – round-by-round coverage of the big fight

Amir Khan goes head-to-head with Danny Garcia in tonight's light-welterweight showdown.

You can keep
track of all the latest news and pictures from Las Vegas as Sportsmail brings you unrivalled coverage.

Khan lost in controversial fashion to Lamont Peterson in his last fight, but has since been awarded the WBA belt after the American was stripped of the title after failing a drugs test. Khan is looking to beat Garcia and add the WBC and Ring Magazine belts to his collection.

Email your thoughts on the big fight to [email protected] or via Twitter @martin_domin

4.16am: Garcia is first in to the ring, undefeated in 23 outings.

4.15am: Here they come…

4.05am: Both fighters have promised to end this bout early. Khan seems particularly fired up after Garcia's father spent the week mouthing off with some highly inappropriate comments.

4am: Derek Fay has emailed in: 'Delighted Chisora lost. Hopefully Khan puts on a display and fights Mayweather before Mayweather gets too old/slow! Fights helping the night shift stumble along.'

3.55am: Peterson did enjoy success when he marched Khan down, getting him where he wanted before unleashing his shots. Khan's speed will be crucial in this one.

3.45am: Not long until the fighters take centre stage. Very important that Khan is focused tonight and that he doesn't have one eye on Floyd Mayweather. There seems little doubt that he took Peterson lightly last year. He can't do the same tonight.

3.35am: Tobi Wee writes: 'I hope this fight will be at least half as great as the
Haye fight, I normally only stay up for the heavyweights or Mayweather, hope we
won't all be disappointed with an anticlimax. And talking of the winner, my
money ain't on anyone, I've not seen Garcia fight.'

3.25am: Garcia has only held his WBC belt for less than four months after beating Erik Morales over 12 rounds. Morales was a four-weight world champion but was past his best when defeated by Garcia. There is little doubt Khan has beaten then better fighters in his career.

3.15am: So, how do you think this fight will shape up Let me know using the details below. For me, Khan wins but I reckon he might have to go the distance against the unbeaten Garcia.

3.05am: Khan and Garcia are expected in the ring at 4.10am.

2.55am: Along with Khan's title, Garcia's WBC belt and the Ring Magazine belt will be on the line tonight.

2.45am: It's seven months since Khan was controversially beaten by Lamont Peterson in Washington as he lost his WBA and IBF titles. But after the American tested positive for testosterone ahead of their May rematch, Khan has been reinstated as the WBA's champion.

2.25am: I've raced from Upton Park where I saw David Haye deliver a stunning knockout of Dereck Chisora. Lets hope we see another cracking fight, this time in Las Vegas.

2.30am: Welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of Amir Khan's fight with Danny Garcia.

Ready to go: Amir Khan (left) and Danny Garcia during the face off at the weigh-in

Ready to go: Amir Khan (left) and Danny Garcia during the face off at the weigh-in

David Haye v Dereck Chisora LIVE

LIVE: David Haye v Dereck Chisora – round-by-round coverage of the big fight

David Haye goes head-to-head with rival Dereck Chisora in one of the most eagerly awaited – yet controversial – heavyweight showdowns in years.

You can keep
track of all the latest news and pictures from Upton Park as Sportsmail brings you unrivalled coverage.

Haye and Chisora clashed at a press conference in Munich in February and there is no love lost between the two British fighters.

Email your thoughts on the big fight to [email protected] or via Twitter @Nick_Metcalfe

9.52pm: Ronnie O'Sullivan at ringside says 'the rain adds to it' and reckons 'David Haye is favourite' and will win it in 'seven or eight rounds'. He knows his boxing, does the four-time world snooker champion.

9.50pm: Jeff Powell on Twitter: Haye heavy betting favourite at Vegas sports books

9.48pm: The big fight approaches, folks. And it is now pouring with rain. I'm watching pictures of bedraggled punters wearing macs at ringside.

9.45pm: Another four-round fight is now taking place, which is likely to delay the start of the contest between Haye and Chisora. It does still sound very quiet at Upton Park.

9.43: Let me bring you some news on what has already taken place in the ring this evening. Light-welterweight Bradley Saunders beat Kevin McCauley on points, Gary O'Sullivan beat Matthew Hall to win the vacant WBO international middleweight title, and Liam Walsh stopped Domenic Urbano in the eighth round to win the vacant WBO European lightweight title.

9.40pm: Haye 2 win knockout by the 2nd or 4th round! If he doesnt by
then, I reckon Chisora could take it.
Louise, Bexleyheath

9.37pm: Oh dear, it's started to rain. Quite heavily too, by all accounts.

9.34pm: This bout will go to CHISORA!!!
Akintomide Olajide

David Haye will win easily.
Tony Davies, Basildon

9.32pm: Sportsmail's Martin Domin at Upton Park: 'The crowd may be subdued for now but you sense they're ready to come to life. Weather has been kind, but no increase in the projected 30,000 attendance. George Groves is ringside, as is Nathan Cleverley.'

9.30pm: David Haye has posted this picture to his Twitter page. He certainly looks relaxed enough.

David Haye Twitter

David Haye Twitter

9.28pm: Regardless of the reason this fight came about, it's certainly raised interest in boxing people love a good grudge match! Let's only hope it lasts a fair few rounds with an explosive ko finish I'd go with haye on technical ability but Chisora on guts courage and sheer bullying tactics that might just unseat Haye who is becoming a bit too outspoken these days for my liking.
Paul Coney Hall, Kent

9.25pm: Our good friend Martin Domin is ringside tonight, and he'll bring you all the reaction later. This is very much your place for live news as it happens. And in less than 30 minutes from now, we should be seeing the two men in question.

9.20pm: Here are some words from Frank Warren at Upton Park: 'It's been an exciting and bumpy ride, but we've got here in the end. There's 30,000 people here, we would have had 38,000 had it not rained. When you consider it's not a world title fight we've had a lot interest, it's been shown in 60 countries around the world. Even without what happened in Germany this is a good fight and one the fans want to see. Hopefully they will settle their differences in the ring.'

9.17pm: We're expecting the ring walks to take place at 9.50pm British time. The atmosphere doesn't actually sound amazing yet, but I expect the noise levels to rise considerably as the fight approaches.

Getting ready: The scene at Upton Park on Saturday evening

Getting ready: The scene at Upton Park on Saturday evening

9.12pm: Here are some comments from you, please keep them coming.

'Here in the United States, us Boxing enthusiasts are thrilled about Haye vs. Chisora! It is my opinion, that this fight is THE best thing to happen to Boxing in a long, long time. I cannot remember a non-title fight that generated as much speculation and electricity as this one. In fact, can we name a Title fight that has achieved a level of enthusiasm from fans in recent years as this fight has No, we can't.'
Sergio Michel, Host Announcer, Celebrity Boxing Federation

I want Dereck Chisora to win, I'm the only person that does.
John, Manchester

This fight should not be taking place. End of story.
Gary, Liverpool

9.08pm: Please keep your thoughts coming to the above email. You have already been contacting me, and I will endeavour to print a good selection of your thoughts.

9.07pm: We could be in for a dramatic couple of hours at Upton Park. A big crowd has gathered at the home of West Ham for this fight. Already ringside is one Andy Murray. You may remember what he was doing six days ago

9.05pm: This heavyweight fight in east London this evening is a controversial one. Let's not pretend otherwise. There are many good people in British boxing that don't think it should be happening. You'll never catch me toeing any party line, and I can't pretend this is my cup of tea. But I like to think that I recognise when something has created interest, and this fight certainly has.

9.00pm: Good evening, how are you doing Saturday night is fight night, as far as we're concerned. And you're very welcome to join us.

No love lost: David Haye (left) and Dereck Chisora eyeball each other at the Weigh-In

No love lost: David Haye (left) and Dereck Chisora eyeball each other at the Weigh-In

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FA CUP LIVE: Everton v Sunderland – the action from Goodison Park as it happens

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Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the FA Cup as Everton host Sunderland at Goodison Park to kick off the weekend's quarter-finals. David Moyes will hope to celebrate passing 10 years at the Toffees by booking a trip to Wembley, but the Black Cats will be tough opposition as they aim to secure their first FA Cup semi-final since 2004.

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EVERTON 1-1 SUNDERLAND

Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Coleman,Fellaini, Osman, Drenthe, Cahill, Jelavic.

Subs: Hahnemann, Hibbert, Jagielka, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Anichebe.

Goals: Cahill, 23

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Bridge, Larsson, Colback, Gardner, McClean, Campbell, Bendtner.

Subs: Gordon, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Elmohamady.

Goals: Bardsley, 12

Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

50 mins: Straight up the other end, Cahill tries a shot from the edge of the area which Mignolet palms away.

49 mins: Sunderland win a free kick near the corner flag but Larsson's ball in curls over everyone and on to the roof of the net.

46 mins: Most of the efforts in this game have come from range and Colback follows suit with a drive that Howard holds.

46 mins: Sunderland get us back underway.

1.35pm: Quite a breathless half that was. Not many goalscoring opportunities but both sides have been at it from the first whistle. The scoreline is a fair reflection of the action so far. All the play for at Goodison.

HALF TIME: EVERTON 1 SUNDERLAND 1

46 mins: Everton corner… late chance. Poor, poor, poor from Drenthe as his low ball fails to beat the first man.

The ball is cleared but Howard makes a mess with his clearance, McClean delivers and Heitinga is forced to put the ball behind for a corner.Jelavic clears and we're level at the break.

45 mins: TWO MINUTES OF ADDED TIME

45 mins: Osman's turn to have a shot from range but Mignolet gets his body behind the effort and holds well. Heading for half time.

42 mins: STRIKE! Drenthe fires in a free kick from fully 30 yards which clips the bar on its way over.

39 mins: The frenetic pace has died down a little as we near half-time. Sunderland looked in control before the equaliser but Everton have been on top since.

36 mins: So close! Cahill gets his head to Osman's ball in but Simon Mignolet does well to punch it out from under the bar and under pressure. Distin then fires wide from the rebound.

35 mins: This cup tie is certainly end to end. Everton win another corner, must do better this time.

Level: Tim Cahill celebrates his equaliser for Everton

Level: Tim Cahill celebrates his equaliser for Everton

31 mins: Heitinga is next in the book as he curtails McClean's run towards goal; free kick midway inside the Everton half. The set piece chance is wasted however.

30 mins: Everton win a cheap corner as Michael Turner heads the ball behind but Baines and Osman make a mess of the short corner and Sunderland clear. Poor.

27 mins: Nicklas Bendtner fouls Neville for the second time in as many minutes and is booked by Andre Marriner. Stupid foul.

23 mins; GOAL! EVERTON EQUALISE!

Having said that, Tim Cahill heads home the leveller to send Godison Park into raptures. That's just his second goal in 41 matches!

A bit of luck but well finished in the end. Leighton Baines crossed for Jelavic who headed the ball goalwards and Cahill adjusted well to divert it into the net.

Everton 1 Sunderland 1

22 mins: The home side will be disappointed with their start as we reach the midway point of the first half.

18 mins: Everton win a free kick 25 yards from goal after Bardlsey is late on Cahill. Johnny Heitinga takes it but fires it well wide. Wasted opportunity.

15 mins: That goal brings an end to Everton's clean sheet record which stood at over seven hours.

14 mins: Marouane Fellaini tries to get Everton back on level terms but he won't do it with shots like that. The Belgian midfielder fires way over the bar from distance.

12 mins: GOAL! SUNDERLAND LEAD AT GOODISON

Cracking
shot from Phil Bardsley from outside the area. Coback plays a short
free kick to the defender and he takes a touch before rifling it home
from fully 25 yards.

Everton 0 Sunderland 1

9 mins: On a second look. there was definite contact from Gardner, I've seen them given.

8 mins: Shout
for a penalty as Royston Drenthe goes down under a challenge from Craig
Gardner. Referee waves away the on-loan midfielder's claims. Sunderland
break and Neville is booked after deliberately checking McClean's run.

In front: Sunderland celebrate scoring the opening goal against Everton

In front: Sunderland celebrate scoring the opening goal against Everton

5 mins: McClean works his way down the left and wins a corner off Phil Neville. Larsson, as ever, delivers it well but Tim Cahill flicks it behind for another one. Jack Colback sends it in this time but Everton clear.

3 mins: Seamus Coleman sets up Leon Osman at the other end but the midfielder bullets a header over the bar.

2 mins: Seb Larsson delivers the set-piece and James McClean heads it wide.

1 min: Sunderland win a free kick as Sylvain Distin fouls Frazier Campbell from behind.

12.45pm: Everton get us underway at a sold-out Goodison Park.

12.43pm: Sportsmail's Dominic King reports: 'Anyone
looking for omens at Goodison Everton's last two FA Cup final
appearances came after beating North Eastern opposition in the last
eight.

'Dave Watson's goal
beat Newcastle in 1995 and Louis Saha scored as Middlesbrough were
knocked out in 2009. Sunderland haven't beaten Everton since 1998.'

12.40pm: Jelavic
meanwhile scored an impressive goal on his full debut for Everton in
their 1-0 win over Tottenham. Plenty of players have struggled after
moving from the SPL to the Premier League but the ex-Rangers man has an
abundance of quality. He's not bad with a dead ball either and could be
the striker David Moyes has been looking for.

Opening salvo: Phil Bardsley puts Sunderland in front against Everton at Goodison Park

Opening salvo: Phil Bardsley puts Sunderland in front against Everton at Goodison Park

12.35pm: Difficult to see a plethora of goals today. Nikica Jelavić and Nicklas Bendtner lead the respective lines and the latter has certainly struggled since joining Sunderland on loan from Arsenal, although he did grab the winner against Liverpool last weekend. The Gunners are desperate to get rid of the Dane but he will need to convince Martin O'Neill that he is worth splashing out on between now and the rest of the season.

12.30pm: Is it fair to say that Everton are everyone's second team in the FA Cup Or is it just me that thinks Moyes deserves some success after 10 tough years

12.25pm: Moyes has defended his decision to prioritise the FA Cup over the league, saying: 'The Cup is a massive thing for Everton, of course. For the fact we haven't won a trophy in a while of course, and obviously because we can't win the Premier League either.'

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill meanwhile hopes his side can end a barren run for the North East club: 'For a club of this size to have not won a trophy since 1973 is a great shame. We should be doing better, but the lesson of history is that these opportunities don't come around very often.'

12.20pm: Everton manager David Moyes has made another six changes for his side's FA Cup quarter-final against Sunderland at Goodison Park.

Moyes, criticised by some fans for fielding a much-changed side for the midweek derby loss at Liverpool, reverts to the team which beat Tottenham last weekend.

Sunderland are unchanged from the side that overcame Liverpool in their previous outing.

12.16pm: The teams are in:

Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Coleman,Fellaini, Osman, Drenthe, Cahill, Jelavic.

Subs: Hahnemann, Hibbert, Jagielka, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Anichebe.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Bridge, Larsson, Colback, Gardner, McClean, Campbell, Bendtner.

Subs: Gordon, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Elmohamady.

Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

12.15pm: Welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of the first FA Cup Sixth Round tie of the weekend as Everton host Sunderland

Driving force: Marouane Fellaini (left) will look to pull the creative strings for Everton in midfield

Driving force: Marouane Fellaini (left) will look to pull the creative strings for Everton in midfield