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Lucas Browne Prepared To Fly To UK After Beating Walker

LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE has said his next fight could be in the UK, after he halted Travis Walker in Melbourne on Thursday (July 25). The Perth puncher, 34, recovered from a flash knockdown in the first round before taking charge of the fight, dropping the tough American three times, and forcing him to quit on his stool after seven sessions. The win takes his perfect ledger to 17 wins [...]

Travis Walker to face Lucas Browne

BOXING manager Matt Clark is looking on the bright side of Lucas Browne's fight with Richard Towers falling through. The big punching heavyweights were set to meet tomorrow (Thursday July 25) at the Melbourne Pavilion, but Towers was forced to withdraw as he has been unable to obtain a visa. Tough American Travis "Freight Train" Walker has agreed to step up to the plate, and Clark sees him as an [...]

Towers v Browne called off

RICHARD TOWERS has been forced to withdraw from his eagerly anticipated heavyweight clash with Lucas Browne because he is unable to obtain a visa to enter Australia. The pair were set to meet at the Melbourne Pavilion this Thursday (July 25th) in a final elimination contest for the Commonwealth title. After months of training, both Richard and Lucas are devastated that the fight is no longer [...]

Richard Towers: “I’m going to try and put my mate to sleep”

RICHARD TOWERS is ending his friendship with fellow unbeaten heavyweight Lucas Browne for one night only. The pair meet in an eagerly anticipated final eliminator for the Commonwealth title and while they may be pals outside of the ring, inside it they'll be fighting like arch-enemies. Last year, they spent time training together at Brendan Ingle's legendary gym in Wincobank, Sheffield and have [...]

Sergey Rabchenko, Zhanat Zhakiyanov continue to roll

Unbeaten reigning EBU and WBC Silver light-middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko stopped experienced and tough Georgian Gari Abadjian in the third round of a scheduled ten in Minsk last night (July 16). With Ricky Hatton in his corner, Sergey looked very sharp and did not give any chances to his opponent, who had previously gone the distance with the like of Valery Brazhnik, Ruben Varon, Mehdi [...]

LUCAS BROWNE: “FORGET THE ASHES, I JUST WANT TO TOPPLE TOWERS”

LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE says he's not bothered about the outcome of the Ashes Series, he's just concerned with ensuring Australia beats the Pommies at boxing. The unbeaten Perth puncher faces 6ft 8in Englishman Richard Towers in a final eliminator for the Commonwealth heavyweight title at the Melbourne Pavilion next Thursday (July 25). Last year the pair spent time sparring together at Brendan [...]

SERGEY CANNOT WAIT TO WOW HOME FANS

SERGEY RABCHENKO cannot wait to box in front of his home city fans again. The reigning European and WBC Silver light-middleweight champion stars in Minsk, Belarus for the first time in almost two years this Tuesday (July 16) when he faces Gari Abajian at the Moulin Rouge Club. On the face of it, the fight is merely an eight round warm-up for his upcoming title defence against Spain's Ruben Varon. But [...]

Zhakiyanov, Burnett Shine In Belfast

HATTON PROMOTIONS prospects Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov proved why they are earning names for themselves in the bantamweight division on Friday night. The Ricky Hatton-trained punchers scored impressive stoppages over their respective foes on a show promoted in association with Jane Wilton at the Holiday Inn in Belfast. Zhakiyanov (20-1) kept busy ahead of his likely European title challenge [...]

Hatton Confident His Fighters Will Shine In Belfast

RICKY HATTON is confident his charges, Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov, will cause quite a stir when they appear in Belfast this evening (Friday, June 28). Former Youth Olympic gold medallist Burnett takes on Slovakia's experienced Elemir Rafael over four rounds and Zhakiyanov, who is ranked as Europe's number one contender by the EBU, faces Spain-based Nicaraguan Michael Escobar in a six rounder. For [...]

Ricky Hatton Statement On Scott Quigg

I was bitterly disappointed recently to see Scott Quigg leave Hatton Promotions to move across to the Matchroom stable. Scott was one of my first signings and a young man I brought up from the boxing dinner show circuit to world title level. Bearing in mind the massive financial investment, plus the time spent by my team to get him the opportunities we did, to see him sign with someone else while we [...]

Ricky Hatton Delighted To Join BoxNation!

RICKY HATTON is delighted to have found a new home for his Hatton Promotions stable. 'The Hitman' has agreed a co-promotional deal with Frank Warren which will see the company's stars, including the likes of Martin Murray, Gary Buckland and Sergey Rabchenko, box exclusively on the specialist network BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).   Hatton Promotions built up a solid reputation as one of [...]

Martin Murray Wants Carl Froch: I’ll step up to fight Carl

MARTIN MURRAY says he's more than happy to move up a weight division and face fellow Brit Carl Froch. The St Helens puncher is a career middleweight and has no problems scaling 160lbs, but he feels a clash with Froch is the kind of opportunity every boxer dreams of. Froch added the WBA super-middleweight crown to his IBF belt by defeating Mikkel Kesser at the O2 Arena in late May and rumours [...]