Tonight in Liverpool at the Echo Arena, Britain’s Derry Mathews headlined Frank Warren’s televised show against last minute replacement Tony Luis in a lightweight contest for the interim WBA 135lb strap that was screened live on Boxnation in the UK.
After originally being scheduled to box Cuban Richar Abril in place of original challenger Anthony Crolla, Mathews and promoter Frank Warren have had a nightmare week getting a fight on after Abril pulled out of the contest for a SECOND time a week ago (the first in March) and late replacement Ismael Barroso of Venezuela suffered visa problems that meant he too had to withdraw. Continue reading
Tonight in Liverpool, after what has been nothing short of an unfortunately farcical situation, hometown man “Dirty” Derry Mathews (37-9-2, 20ko) will step into the ring against Canadian late replacement and unknown quantity, Tony Luis (19-2, 7ko).
It’s a fight that has ended up being for the vacant WBA interim lightweight strap, and after the circus that promoter Frank Warren has had to endure to put it together, Derry is lucky really to be fighting anybody at all. Continue reading
BoxNation will air a stunning triple-fight card live and exclusive this Saturday night with knockout artists Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov facing off, Derry Matthews taking on Tony Luis for the interim WBA world lightweight title and Terence Crawford up against Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light-welterweight crown. Continue reading
Here are the results from today’s official weigh-in at the Bierkeller, Liverpool, and running order for Frank Warren’s World Championship boxing event on Saturday 18th April at the Echo Arena: Doors Open – 18:00 hrs
Fight # 1 – 18:30 hrs – 4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest
ANDREW CAIN 8st 2lbs 4oz (114lbs) vs. PATRICK BARTOS 8st 3lbs 4oz (115lbs)
Fight # 2- 4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Light-Middleweight Contest
McCAULEY McGOWAN vs. ARVYDAS TRIZNO Continue reading
It’s not just MGM’s Derry Mathews who will be in the ring on Saturday night in the ECHO arena in Liverpool; also fighting in a sensational fight card is MGM’s Liam Smith who will face Argentina’s David Ezequiel Romero for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Middleweight Championship. And Joe Selkirk and Iain Butcher are also in on the action. Liam has been hard at work since his last TKO victory on 6th March and is expecting to add another title to his name. “I am looking forward to picking up another title and moving up the rankings a spot or two,” he said. Continue reading
Derry Mathews will now face Canadian Tony Luis for the Interim WBA World Lightweight Championship at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on Saturday night after Ismael Barroso failed to obtain a Visa. Continue reading
Lack of time to obtain proper visas has forced the necessity for two of Greg Cohen Promotions’ (GCP) fighters to switch places on short notice for this weekend. Continue reading
Derry Mathews must now face Venezuelan KO king Ismael Barroso for the Interim WBA World Lightweight Championship on Saturday 18th April at the Echo Arena after the Champion Richar Abril was forced to withdraw again through illness. Continue reading
Following reports this morning that WBA World Lightweight Champion Richar Abril has withdrawn from his contracted defence against Derry Mathews on Saturday 18th April at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, through illness, Queensberry Promotions have issued this statement.
We have been made aware of Abril’s withdrawal and are in discussions with the World Boxing Association and representatives of Richar Abril as to the current position of the world title as this is the second time he has withdrawn from this fight with less than two weeks before fight night. We expect to hear from the WBA shortly and will make an announcement through this office. However, we fully expect Mathews to contest a version of the WBA World Championship on Saturday 18th April.
Royal Family star Ricky Tomlinson gave Derry Mathews his backing ahead of his WBA World Lightweight title challenge against champion Richar Abril on Saturday 18th April at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Continue reading