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Frampton vs Quigg weigh-in tickets available tomorrow

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Manchester Arena will host the weigh-in for the World Super-Bantamweight title unification clash between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg on Friday February 26. Entry will be free, but there is a limited capacity for the event so tickets will need to be reserved in advance. These tickets will be available from midday tomorrow (February 5) from the Manchester Arena website www.manchester-arena.com. Please note that a maximum of six tickets are available per transaction and a service charge of £2.50 will be applied to each transaction. The World champions clash on February 27 at the venue live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Jazza Dickens on March 12 at the Liverpool Echo Arena

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

One of the world’s top pound-for-pound boxing stars Guillermo Rigondeaux will fight in Britain for the first time on Saturday 12th March at the Liverpool Echo Arena when he faces Merseyside hero Jazza Dickens. The Cuban superstar takes on Dickens over ten rounds on the undercard of Terry Flanagan’s WBO World Lightweight title defence against Derry Mathews and is a further fantastic addition to the top quality show, that saw world class fighter Zolani Tete added to the line up this week. Undefeated Rigondeaux, who fights out of Miami, Florida, is regarded as the world’s best super-bantamweight and the dangerous 35-year-old is the man that Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg both chose to avoid and instead wisely opted to fight each other. “El Chacal” or […]

Gavin McDonnell lands dream world title eliminator in Manchester

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gavin McDonnell can take a huge step towards a World title when he faces Jorge Sanchez for the WBC Silver Super-Bantamweight title and an eliminator for the WBC World title at the sold-out Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office. McDonnell’s clash with Sanchez is reward for his rich vein of form, beating Vusi Malinga in October 2014 for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title before landing the European crown in March against Oleksandr Yegorov and defending it with a classy performance against Jeremy Parodi in October. The 29 year old will be wary of the threat of Sanchez, with the unbeaten Panamanian ending nine of his 15 pro outings inside the distance. McDonnell knows a career-best performance is required if he’s […]

Oosthuizen ruled out of Braehmer clash, new opponent TBA

February 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer is in search of a new opponent for his sixth successive World title defence following the withdrawal of Thomas Oosthuizen. Oosthuizen has been ruled in no fit state to compete by promoter Rodney Berman, who is understandably disappointed with the recent turn of events. “This is the final nail in the coffin – Tommy’s finished as a fighter,’’ said Berman. ‘’I can’t see him having another fight. The stark reality is he’s… beyond any help. ‘’Many people are angry and disappointed. I am duty-bound to inform the World Boxing Association of this situation, I can’t sweep this under the carpet. There are far more deserving boxers who should be rated.” Promoter Kalle Sauerland is currently looking for a […]

Burnett meets Settoul for WBC International belt in Manchester

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ryan Burnett will face Anthony Settoul for the vacant WBC International Bantamweight title at the sold-out Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office. It’s a dream night for Belfast-boy Burnett as he fights in front of hordes of his hometown fans that are making the trip to see Carl Frampton’s World title unification blockbuster with Scott Quigg, and the unbeaten British champion will be looking to make a big statement against the French former EU champion who has mixed with four-weight World ruler Nonito Donaire. Burnett claimed the British crown in his first outing with new promoter Eddie Hearn in Manchester in November with a shut-out win over Jason Booth, and the 23 year old wants the fans to raise the […]

Zolani Tete back in action on Saturday 12th March

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

South African superstar Zolani Tete, the former IBF World Super-Flyweight Champion, makes his highly anticipated return to the UK when he fights on the action-packed Liverpool Echo Arena show on Saturday 12th March, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Tete, from Mdanstane in the Eastern Cape, is one of the most explosive punchers in the division with an incredible 18 knockouts in 22 wins – 12 of them coming inside the first round! The clinical southpaw will be gunning for another show-stopping knockout when he boxes over ten rounds against an opponent to be confirmed on the undercard of Terry Flanagan’s WBO World Lightweight title defence against Derry Mathews. The 27-year-old impressively announced himself on the world scene last March with a stunning eighth round knockout […]

Flanagan vows to silence Mathews

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

WBO World Lightweight champion Terry Flanagan has spoken out after being forced to delay his world title defence against Liverpool’s Derry Mathews by a month to March 12. Flanagan, 26, suffered severe tendonitis in his left foot that has left him unable to train ahead of the mouth-watering showdown at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Rival Mathews took to Twitter after the postponement was announced and accused the unbeaten southpaw of feigning injury in an attempt to unsettle him. However, Flanagan has hit back at the Liverpudlian by announcing he has the doctor’s scans to prove the injury is genuine. “As a champion I don’t need to prove anything to anyone, you’ll see on the night who the real champion is and that’s me. Let him […]

Erickson Lubin remains undefeated

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) defeated Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias (18-5-2, 9 KOs) in his first main event Sunday night on Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV from a sold out Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, Florida. Lubin, of Orlando, showed superior skills by using his quick hands and combination punching to offset Macias’ come-forward style. In round five, Lubin scored a knockdown when he landed a cuffing right hook that forced Macias to touch the canvas with his glove. The fast rising 20-year-old landed the harder blows and was looking to stop his opponent inside the distance. Macias continued to fight aggressively throughout the contest and he was able to survive and push Lubin […]

Copper Box Arena running order and weights

January 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

4.00pm                  4 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest LOUIS ADOLPHE (Wimbledon)          v              WILLIAM WARBURTON (Atherton) 4.20pm                  6 x 3 mins Super-Bantamweight Contest LUCIEN REID (West Ham)                    v              DAVID KOVACS (Hungary) 4.50pm                  6 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest TED CHEESEMAN (Bermondsey)        v              GERGO VARI (Hungary) 5.15pm                  4 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight CRAIG RICHARDS (Crystal Palace)      v              KIERON GRAY (Telford) 5.30pm                  6 x 3 mins Lightweight Contest OHARA DAVIES (Brixton)                    v              PRINCE OFOTSU (Ghana) 6.00pm                  8 x 3 mins Featherweight Contest REECE BELLOTTI (Watford)                v              ELVIS GUILLEN (Nicaragua) 6.35pm                  10 x 3 mins WBC International Super-Featherweight Championship MARTIN J WARD (Brentwood) 9st 3lbs 5oz v MARIO PISANTI (Italy) 9st 3lbs 2oz Float                       6 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight Contest DEION JUMAH (Chelsea)                     […]

Hibbert and Martin predict show-stealing clash

January 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Wayne Hibbert and Tommy Martin say their Commonwealth and WBC International Super-Lightweight clash will steal the show on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, live on Sky Sports. Hibbert defends the titles against Martin, with the pair having sparred hundreds of rounds down the years, but they are putting their friendship to one side this weekend in this crucial battle at 140lbs. Both men enjoyed fantastic years in 2015, with Hibbert following a cracking January win over Tyler Goodjohn by gaining revenge on Dave Ryan in September following their fight of the year battle in May. Martin claimed impressive wins over Ricky Boylan, Terry Needham and Michael Devine to move to 13-0 – and both men are […]

Terry Flanagan injured – fight vs Derry Mathews rescheduled for March 12

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

An injury to WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan has meant that his world title defence against Derry Mathews has been rescheduled from Saturday 13th February to Saturday 12th March, still at the Liverpool Echo Arena. The Mathews versus Flanagan showdown remains the headline attraction on the title packed show and the other title fights will stay the same, which are: red-hot 160 pound talent Tommy Langford’s defends his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title defence against Lewis Taylor and English Cruiserweight Champion Matty Askin’s seeks justice in his rematch against Lawrence Bennett. The undercard will feature some of the best domestic talent: Former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler, Indian superstar Vijender Singh, and Liverpool top talents Tom Stalker, Steven Lewis, Ryan Farrag, Kevin Satchell, hot […]

Bowe backs the new Big Daddy

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

FORMER undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe believes boxing fans will be hailing a new “Big Daddy” on March 5. The Brooklyner ruled the roost in the land of the giants back in the early ’90s, beating the likes of Evander Holyfield, Bruce Seldon and Michael Dokes. And now he’s tipping Australia’s Lucas Browne to follow in his footsteps by halting reigning WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya. “I’m throwing my support behind Lucas Browne, the Thunder from Down Under! To have the “Big Daddy” nickname live on is something that I’m really happy about,” Bowe, 48, said. “Lucas is going to rock Ruslan Chagaev with that big right hammer of his and get hold of the WBA belt that I once proudly owned. “Australia, […]

Burton faces Shinkwin for Brit belt on February 27

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hosea Burton will face Miles Shinkwin for the vacant British Light-Heavyweight title at the sold-out Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Manchester man Burton’s patient wait for a title shot finally ends on the undercard of his Joe Gallagher gym-mate Scott Quigg’s World title unification blockbuster with Carl Frampton, and the unbeaten 27 year old believes he’ll claim the title in style. “I have always wanted to land the British title and finally I have my chance,” said Burton. “The division is as good as ever at world level but domestically it is poor because the British title hasn’t been fought for. Hopefully by making the belt active again the division can be as exciting as it should be. Shinkwin […]

Garcia vs Guerrero, Breazeale vs Mansour & Martinez vs Vasquez quotes

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

“Fight Week on FOX in L.A.” continued on Wednesday as fighters competing on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes card held a media workout before they enter the ring at STAPLES Center. Wednesday’s workout featured undefeated star Danny “Swift” Garcia and former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero as they prepare for their welterweight world championship showdown. Also in attendance and competing on Saturday are welterweights Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez and Aron Martinez plus heavyweights Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour. Televised fights begin at 4 p.m. PT inside of the arena with the FOX and FOX Deportes broadcast beginning at 5 p.m. PT. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $300, $200, $100, […]

Hasim Rahman backs Lucas Browne to defeat Ruslan Chagaev

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Two-time world heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman is backing Lucas Browne to knock Ruslan Chageav out. Browne travels to the Russian Republic of Chechnya to face the reigning WBA king on March 5. And Rahman believes the hard-hitting Aussie has enough in his locker to score a victory similar to his own stunning stoppage of British great Lennox Lewis 15 years ago. He said: “Get ready Aussies, y’all have a new heavyweight champion! Lucas has the size and the strength to become champ. “I believe Lucas will win the WBA title in his next fight, so let me congratulate him in advance. This is a monumental accomplishment and I’m proud of Lucas! Welcome to the fraternity, my brother. “I know Lucas is going all the […]

Golden Boy’s fighters to watch in 2016

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Golden Boy Promotions has a great reputation in the sport as one of the leading promoters as well as a skill for creating and promoting world champions and boxing superstars. Having worked and promoted multi-divisional world champions including: Bernard Hopkins, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Marco Antonio Barrera, Sugar Shane Mosley, Canelo Alvarez, Lucas Matthysse, Jorge Linares, Randy Caballero, Abner Mares, Deontay Wilder, Danny Garcias, Keith Thurman, DanielJacobs, Leo Santa Cruz, Peter Quillin, and Adrien Broner. In 2016, Golden Boy Promotions is looking to the future to usher in the New Era of Boxing spearheaded by current WBC, RING Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs). For 2015, Golden Boy Promotions received extraordinary media acclaim for exciting fights year-round […]

Doctor assesses Glazkov’s knee injury

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The radiology report is in and it appears that heavyweight contender Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov suffered a more severe knee injury than originally believed in his bout with Charles Martin on Saturday night. Dr. Steven Stoller, a, New Jersey Orthopedic Surgeon and who specializes in sports medicine, watched the Glazkov fight live last Saturday night. The doctor said that in the third round, while avoiding a punch, Glazkov’s right knee “pivot shifted,” which in layman’s terms is a partial dislocation of the knee (and is indicative of an ACL injury), when he went down the first time, which the referee ruled a slip. Glazkov continued fighting until presumably injuring his knee further when the bout was called off with 30 seconds remaining in the third round. […]

Commonwealth golden boys added to Frampton vs Quigg bill

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cyclone Promotions and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to announce that 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallists Josh Taylor and Scott Fitzgerald have been added to the undercard of Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg’s World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on SHOWTIME in the US. Taylor secured Light-Welterweight gold in his home country to add to his silver in the 2010 Delhi games and the Edinburgh man is hunting a fourth win inside the distance in Manchester since kicking off his pro career in Texas in July. “I’m absolutely delighted to be appearing on this massive Sky Sports Box Office show at such an early stage of my professional career,” said Taylor. […]

Jumah makes British debut on Groves vs Di Luisa undercard

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Deion Jumah (7-0, 3 KOs) makes his long-awaited British debut on the undercard of George Groves’ super middleweight showdown with Andrea Di Luisa at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on January 30, live on Sky Sports. The former two-time ABA Champion, who faces an as yet unnamed opponent, has racked up seven straight victories since signing professional terms with Team Sauerland, all of which have been contested overseas, but now, the Adam Booth trained boxer is relishing a return to home soil as he aims to secure his eighth professional win. ‘’The last time I fought in London was the 2012 ABA final at York Hall when I beat Declan Fusco,’’ reflects the 26 year-old light heavyweight from Chelsea. ‘’So […]

Karim Mayfield vs Dmitry Mikhaylenko on January 30

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last week, Ray Robinson suffered injuries in a car accident which caused him to withdraw from his scheduled fight against undefeated welterweight Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (20-0, 9 KOs). Today Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-2-1, 11 KOs) agreed to step in and replace Robinson in the ten-round welterweight co-feature on the Saturday, Jan. 30 HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast which features the much-anticipated rematch between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) and Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship. The Mikhaylenko-Mayfield bout will be for the vacant USBA Welterweight Title. The HBO telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Mikhaylenko, 29, from Gelendzhik, Russia, is co-promoted by Main Events and German Titov Promotions. “The Mechanic” is undefeated and […]

Ryder: Khomitsky carries the ‘fear factor’

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Ryder says he has the ‘fear factor’ ahead of his WBA International Middleweight title clash with ‘Brit Basher’ Sergey Khomitsky at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on January 30, live on Sky Sports. Ryder is looking to kick 2016 with a big win over the Belarussian banger but the Islington man is fully aware of the threat he carries. Khomitsky’s last outing in the UK saw him poleaxe talented Sheffield starlet Adam Etches with a brutal one-punch KO in March, and the Copper Box was the scene of his clinical assault on popular Londoner Frank Buglioni in April 2014. Islington man Ryder is gunning to get back into the exciting mix of young Middleweight stars in the UK, but […]

Hibbert: If Martin thinks spars were ‘wars’ – he’s in for a shock

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Wayne Hibbert has laughed of Tommy Martin’s claims that their sparring sessions were ‘wars’ – and said he cannot wait to silence the young pretender at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on January 30, live on Sky Sports. Hibbert defends his Commonwealth and WBC International Super-Lightweight titles against Martin, his friend and sparring partner for the fight of the year battles with Dave Ryan last year for the belts he defends in east London. Essex man Hibbert is aware that Martin, ten years his junior, has the backing of the bookmakers and fans in the fight, but warned the 21 year old that he will not be taking his titles away and that he is in for a rude […]

LA Fight Club: 2016 dates announced

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Due to popular demand, Golden Boy Promotions has added more dates to the hit monthly boxing series LA FIGHT CLUB for 2016. Live from the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and broadcasting nationally on Estrella TV, LA FIGHT CLUB will host exciting cards with top prospects on February 19, March 4, and April 1 and April 15. In the first LA FIGHT CLUB of 2016, East LA’s undefeated top prospect Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez (15-0, 8 KOs) will headline in his first title fight against battle tested fighter Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (28-6-3, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBC Silver Youth Featherweight Title in a 10-round bout on January 29; and on February 19, Mexicali’s undefeated Diego De La Hoya (13-0, 7 KOs) will […]

Ireland vs England battles confirmed for Frampton vs Quigg

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cyclone Promotions and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to confirm the first two Ireland vs. England battles on the undercard of Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg’s World Super-Bantamweight unification clash at the Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on SHOWTIME in the US. Belfast’s Marco McCullough and Morecambe’s Isaac Lowe clash for the vacant Commonwealth Featherweight title while unbeaten former Team GB star Charlie Edwards tackles Belfast’s Luke Wilton in a final eliminator for the British Flyweight title at the sold-out arena. McCullough will be full of confidence ahead of his first action of 2016 having finished a challenging year with wins over Sergejs Logins and Sergio Prado – and the 26 year old expects to have […]

Tommy Langford returns on February 13

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

A brilliant 2015 took unbeaten Brummie middleweight Tommy Langford to the cusp of contention. Now it’s time to transform rich potential into something more concrete. The 26 year old former England amateur skipper dips his toes into 12 round championship waters for the first time next month when he fronts up to Dronfield’s decent Lewis Taylor in a quality clash for the vacant Commonwealth strap at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. The fight serves as a tasty hors d’oeuvre to WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan’s shootout with Derry Mathews. ‘Last year was fantastic for me,’ admits the articulate Devon born sports science graduate who has won 15 straight as a pro. ‘I had four good wins, won my first title (WBO Inter-Continental) and got a 10 […]

Browne: Williams & Benn have got me in the shape of my life

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne says he’s fitter than ever and ready to make history. The 36-year-old Australia aims to become his nation’s first ever world heavyweight champion when he squares off with WBA kingpin Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya on March 5. Browne has been training like a demon with head coach Rodney Williams and British legend Nigel Benn for a number of weeks and believes he will be a whole new animal come fight night. “My camp has been unreal. We’ve been in the gym for over six weeks and there’s still over seven weeks to go so people are going to get a shock when they see me in the ring,” he said. “I’m lighter now and I’m working on my footwork every day […]

Eggington defends British belt against Skeete in Birmingham

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sam Eggington defends his British and Commonwealth Welterweight titles against Bradley Skeete at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on March 5, live on Sky Sports. Eggington defended the titles for the first time in a thrilling contest against Dale Evans in October, with the young Birmingham talent climbing off the canvas in the second round to see off the tough Welshman on points in Birmingham. The 22 year old makes the second defence of the British title and third of his Commonwealth belt back in the second city, and faces popular Londoner Skeete as he aims to move into touching distance of outright ownership of the Lord Lonsdale belt. Skeete has boxed for the belts before and against another Birmingham man having challenged Frankie Gavin […]

Martin: I’ll show Hibbert I’m no kid

January 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tommy Martin says he’ll prove age is nothing but a number by taking the Commonwealth and WBC International Super-Lightweight title from John Wayne Hibbert at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on January 30, live on Sky Sports. Martin challenges his long-time friend for the titles in the latest big domestic battle at 140lbs, and the 21 year old has once again been told by his opponent that the fight has come too soon in his blossoming careers. The unbeaten St Neots talent was quick to tell the champion that Ricky Boylan and Michael Devine levelled the same accusation at him before he claimed impressive wins against both men in 2015, and said that the 31 year old will suffer the […]

Purse Bid: Linares & Zlaticanin reach agreement on terms

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

The purse bid for the World Boxing Council lightweight championship, scheduled for today, is cancelled, as Golden Boy Promotions representing Jorge Linares (40-3-0, 27 Ko’s), from Venezuela, and Dibella Entertainment, for number one ranked Dejan Zlaticanin (21-0-0, 14 Ko’s), from Montenegro, have reached agreement on terms. Linares conquered the WBC title after defeating Mexican, Javier Prieto, by KO in the 4th round in December 2014. He made the first defense of his crown in May 2015, then he starred in one of the most dramatic fights of the year against Kevin Mitchell, gaining victory in the 10th round after an amazing fightback. Linares then defeated Ivan Cano by KO in the 4th round. Zlaticanin, won an important victory in 2014 after defeating Scotland’s Ricky Burns, […]

Deontay Wilder & Artur Szpilka interview transcript

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Artur, would you like to say a few words to start? A. Szpilka – Welcome to everybody. The new heavyweight champion is here. You’ll see. I wait for questions. L. DiBella – Well, the man who believes he is going to be the new heavyweight champion just said a couple of words. Now we’re going to go to the Heavyweight Champion, undefeated Deontay Wilder. Deontay Wilder Good evening everyone. Happy New Year. We’re headed into a new year. It’s going to be a hell of a year this year for not only myself but a lot of other fighters as well. There are a lot of things going on in the heavyweight division. The division is definitely alive, and I’m looking to claim it all. […]

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