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Summary

  1. Flanagan beats Spain's Petrov with a unanimous points decision
  2. Adams beats Carcamo on debut - winning 40-36 in 4 x 2 minute rounds
  3. Liam Smith beats Liam Williams with 9th round stoppage
  4. Williams' corner stop fight following bad cut to eye
  5. Welshman was ahead on scorecards; Smith was also badly cut
  6. Wins for Catterall & Dubois on undercard

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And that's that from us on a night Terry Flanagan defended his WBO world lightweight title and Great Britain's golden girl Nicola Adams made a successful start to her professional career.

    We'll catch you next time...

  2. 'I want to make Linares fight'

    Flanagan beats Petrov

    So what next for a man who's gone 33 fights unbeaten and has just defended his WBO world lightweight title for a fifth time?

    Promoter Frank Warren suggests a fight with Jorge Linares is an option, while two-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko is another.

    "We want to make the fights," Warren told BT Sport. "There are a couple of big fights out there to be made. 

    "Linares? We saw what he did to Anthony Crolla. Lomachenko? They are tough fights.

    "I think they can be done. Linares is the one I would like to try and make. They are both super fighters. He (Flanagan) can raise his game."

  3. 'I'm boxing within myself'

    Flanagan beats Petrov

    Here's what Terry Flanagan had to say after defending his title:

    "It was a tough fight, I knew I was in for a tough one, he's very durable," Flanagan told BT Sport.

    "I was a bit cagey in parts and didn't want to do anything silly, I thought 'just win the fight'.

    "I'm boxing within myself a bit, I should have let go and forced a stoppage. I'm happy with the win."

  4. Flanagan wins by unanimous decision

    Nate Williams

    BBC Sport

    It was scrappy at times but it was boxing at close quarters expertly played by Flanagan. 

    You only have to look at Petrov's face to see who got the better of the exchanges. 

    In fairness to Petrov, at 34, he gave as good as he got but in such small efforts that Flanagan was never in doubt of getting his hand raised. 

  5. Flanagan beats Petrov by unanimous decision

    The judges tally up the cards. What's the verdict?

    Yes, the WBO world lightweight title is staying in Manchester...

    ...it's Terry Flanagan's, he successfully defends his crown for a fifth time. And that extends his unbeaten record to 33 fights.

    Terry Flanagan
  6. Post update

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Terry Flanagan salutes the Manchester crowd, he thinks he's got this one..

  7. Round 12

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Petr Petrov knows he needs to force this round.

    If anything, that's given Terry Flanagan more opportunities to box they way he's wanted to all night.

    He shifts his weight onto his left foot and comes down on Petrov with a left-handed hook.

    The Spanish-based fighter has been relentless tonight, he's still coming, but it's Flanagan who's been the classier, technically superior fighter.

  8. Round 12

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Into the final round now. Petr Petrov knows he needs a knockout if he's going to win this one.

    Terry Flanagan looks to have done enough to defend his title. He catches Petrov with a cracking one-two, before dipping out.

    Terry Flanagan
  9. Round 11

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Well there's blood pouring down the face of Petr Petov now. But he keeps coming forward.

    Terry Flanagan looks to find his range, he pushes Petrov away with both gloves, but he cuts a frustrated figure. 

  10. Round 11

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Come on then, Terry.

    Time to show your champion's card.

    It's not been a classic from the Manchester fighter, but he should come through this one with another title defence.

    Petr Petrov is awkward. But he's cut! Was that Flanagan first or his head?

  11. Round 10

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Petr Petrov steps forward, but straight onto a well-placed shot from Terry Flanagan.

    The home fighter then throws a lightning quick right-left combo and follows up with a body shot deep into the gut of his opponent.

    Petrov goes with his left in response - a few bigger punches being thrown now as both fighters sense the bell.

    Terry Flanagan
  12. Round 10

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Terry Flanagan won't have underestimated his opponent, but he might not have expected it to be quite as tight at this stage.

    He throws a right, which Petr Petrov ducks, and finally the Manchester crowd is coming to life.

  13. Round Nine

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Into the ninth then. 

    Terry Flanagan looks the more energetic, the 27-year-old remaining pretty fleet-footed throughout.

    Petr Petrov has managed to slip a couple through, though. He's tricky. 

    Flanagan sends in a stinging left towards the chest of his opponent and then looks to counter with his right.

    A wild left sees the challenger duck out of the way but Flanagan goes on the offensive in the final few seconds.

    Terry Flanagan
  14. Round Eight

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Terry Flanagan is controlling the tempo, he's got the measure of Petr Petrov now and is landing body shots.

    But he's getting a warning for not stopping when the referee told him to. Another one and he'll have a point chalked off...

  15. Round Eight

    Flanagan v Petrov

    "Get your breather.." Flanagan is told by his corner. "Stay in your rhythm."

    Round eight gets under way with the home fighter looking the more composed, the experienced Petrov may be starting to tire slightly.

    Flanagan is bouncing around, trying to draw a mistake out of his opponent.

    Terry Flanagan
  16. Round Seven

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Terry Flanagan has to ride a succession of Petr Petrov body shots and he looks a bit frustrated as the referee pulls them apart.

    I think Petrov took a warning for his coming in with his head there. Can Flanagan spring into life in these closing moments?

    He's using the jab and keeping a comfortable length, but it's a tad scrappy.

    Terry Flanagan
  17. Round Seven

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Petr Petrov might not be up on the judges' cards, but he's done a good job of silencing the Manchester crowd.

    I reckon they're a little nervous for the home fighter, perhaps they sense he's yet to have it all his own way in this one.

  18. Round Six

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Terry Flanagan looks to slip one through from below with another big left, but Petr Petrov is equal to that.

    He tries again, and that one is more successful. Petrov goes low, which gives Flanagan the chance to pick his spot and he doesn't need a second invitation.

    He's yet to leave a real marker on the challenger, but that should be enough for the round.

    Terry Flanagan
  19. Round Six

    Flanagan v Petrov

    Terry Flanagan winds up a left early in the sixth and Petr Petrov winces slightly as he takes the full force of that one.

    There's a tumble, and both fighters are down. Nothing really landed there, just a maze of feet.

    Terry Flanagan
  20. Round Five

    Flanagan v Petrov

    There's a flurry of red flying in the direction of Terry Flanagan but I don't think any of Petr Petrov's jabs made it through the Manchester man's defence.

    The Spanish-based fighter goes low for the body instead and catches Flanagan in the ribs with a thud.

    He's not moved.

    Terry Flanagan