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Hopkins eyes Mayweather superfight should he get past Murat

001 Wide podiun shot IMG_1379(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) LONDON (24 Oct) – Boxing’s oldest ever world champion Bernard Hopkins has his eyes on a superfight with pound-for-pound ace Floyd Mayweather should he get past Karo Murat this Saturday night live on BoxNation.

The 48-year-old displayed his usual calm demeanour during the pre-fight press conference ahead of his IBF light-heavyweight world title clash at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend.

Over the past few weeks there has been speculation linking the Philadelphia legend with a potential matchup against the mercurial Mayweather, pitting two boxing greats against one another in a fight that would certainly generate global interest. Continue reading

It’s not going 12! Quillin and Rosado vow to knock one another out in world title clash live on BoxNation

LONDON (23 Oct) – Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin has hit back at ‘King’ Gabriel Rosado vowing to knock him out before conquering middleweight marvel Sergio Martinez. The undefeated WBO middleweight world champion faces the hardened Philadelphian Rosado on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat clash this weekend at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Continue reading

Joe Calzaghe debuts BoxNation’s hit new ‘Fighting Back’ series ahead of Hopkins-Murat clash

LONDON (22 Oct) – Undefeated boxing great Joe Calzaghe will kick off ‘Fighting Back’, a hit new series debuting on BoxNation this Friday, ahead of Bernard Hopkins’ world title showdown with German contender Karo Murat. The first instalment of the series features the Welsh pugilist as he looks back over his historical victory over the eternal Hopkins, who became the oldest world champion ever at 48 when he beat Tavoris Cloud for the IBF title last March. Continue reading

Hatton tips Carl Frampton for greatness after seeing himself in Irish star

LONDON (19 Oct) – British boxing’s most decorated fighter of the modern era, Ricky Hatton, has tipped rising star Carl Frampton for greatness after admitting he sees himself in the Irish ace.

The super-bantamweight faces off against Frenchman Jeremy Parodi this weekend in Belfast, in a fight which will see the victor get a shot at world title glory in their next bout.

Frampton’s star appeal was made even more apparent after the Ulsterman sold out Northern Ireland’s biggest indoor venue, the Odyssey Arena, with 8,500 tickets snapped up, in what will be only his 17th professional bout.

Hatton has now added his name to the long list of admirers, believing that the man dubbed, ‘The Jackal’, has all the attributes to not only win a world title but cement his place amongst the greatest Irish fighters ever. Continue reading

Weigh-In Photos: Carl Frampton vs Jeremy Parodi

Cyclone Promotions present Carl Frampton Weigh in at The Europa Hotel, Belfast before his IBF Super Bantamweight World Title Eliminator fight against Jeremy Parodi at The Odyssey Arena.Carl Frampton has called on opponent Jeremy Parodi to make it a toe-to-toe war when they face each other tomorrow night in their world title eliminator, live on BoxNation (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546).

The two super-bantamweights will face off in front of a sold out 8,500 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, as the winner looks to catapult themselves into pole position for a chance at the IBF world title, currently held by Spain’s Kiko Martinez.

The pair weighed-in on Friday afternoon with Parodi up first tipping the scales at 121 pounds, he was then followed by the Ulsterman who also easily made the 122lb limit as he weighed-in half a pound inside at 121.5 pounds. Continue reading

Carl Frampton Interview, public training session photos

One of the biggest transfers this summer saw white hot European super-bantam boss Carl Frampton become part of the flourishing BoxNation axis.

The 26 year old Belfastman, known as ‘The Jackal’, is now unbeaten in 16 pro gigs with 11 brutal stoppages and, after overcoming an ear injury, he finally debuts on The Channel of Champions at The Odyssey Arena in his home city this coming weekend.

A protege of ex WBA featherweight king Barry McGuigan, Frampton defends his IBF InterContinental strap against world rated Frenchman Jeremy Parodi, himself beaten just once in 37.

Watch the whole ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ bill, live and exclusive on BoxNation, from 7pm tomorrow evening on Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546. Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading

Frampton eyes world title shot after getting past Parodi challenge Live on BoxNation

LONDON (17 Oct) – Carl Frampton has admitted that the only footage he has seen of the man who stands in the way of his shot at a world title is from a television game show.

The Belfast super-bantamweight takes on French contender Jeremy Parodi in a world title eliminator, live on BoxNation this weekend, with the winner set to challenge for the IBF crown early next year. Continue reading

Eamonn O’Kane Interview

Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eamonn O’Kane knows that nothing less than an emphatic victory will suffice when he squares off against Merthyr’s Kerry Hope for the IBF International title at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena this weekend.

Watch the whole promotion – headlined by Carl Frampton’s European title defence and IBF World Title Eliminator against France’s Jeremy Parodi – live and exclusive in the UK, by tuning into BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, from 7pm on Saturday evening (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading

In Depth With Jamie Conlon

Belfast super-flyweight Jamie Conlon gets a gilt-edged opportunity to showcase his considerable wares to the nation’s fight fans this weekend.

Unbeaten in nine pro gigs, with five stoppage wins, the spiteful little Ulsterman receives his stiffest test thus far when he fronts up to former French flyweight champion Hassan Azaouagh before an 8,000 sell out at the Odyssey Arena in his home city.

See how Conlon fares and watch the whole promotion – headlined by Carl Frampton’s European title defence and IBF World Title Eliminator against France’s Jeremy Parodi – live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, from 7pm on Saturday evening (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading