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Derby’s Ovill McKenzie adds the WBA Continental Cruiserweight title to his British and Commonwealth titles with a second round stoppage of Finland’s Janne Forsman. Big-hitting McKenzie dropped Forsman in the first with a hard right hook to the body, but was up at eight and survived to the end of the round. In the second round two clubbing hooks from McKenzie dropped Forsman, although up at eight, the referee Terry O’Connor waved it off. Continue reading

Frank Buglioni: Can’t Take His Eye Off The Ball Tonight In London

Tonight in London, Enfield’s “Wise Guy” Frank Buglioni should have been fighting for the WBA (reg) 168 lb title against newly crowned Russian champion Fedor Chudinov, however a broken nose in sparring has postponed the fight and he must instead face late replacement Mexican opponent Fernando Castaneda (23-9) instead.

The Mexican fighter has lost 3 of his last 5 and boxed up at cruiserweight for his last bout (a win) coming in at yesterday’s weigh-in 7 lbs over the super middleweight limit. Continue reading

Buglioni Tackles Risky Mexican Ahead Of Chudinov World Title Fight

Frank Buglioni faces a risky fight this Friday (24th July) at the SSE Arena, Wembley, when he takes on Mexican Fernando Castaneda for the Vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Middleweight title.

The Enfield puncher was due to face WBA World champion Fedor Chudinov on the night, but his dream shot was put on hold when the Russian broke his nose in sparring, delaying the fight. Continue reading

Buglioni Gets Surprise World Title Shot against Fedor Chudinov

Yesterday, the recent world title rumors that had surfaced on social media regarding Enfileld’s Frank Buglioni became a reality when promoter Frank Warren announced that the “Wise Guy” will indeed get a shot at newly crowned WBA (Reg) 168 lb champion Fedor Chudinov on July 24th from the SSE Arena in London.

Buglioni had been due to face domestic rival Lee Markham in an immediate rematch of their FOTY candidate just 6 weeks ago, however, in something of a promotional master stroke, Warren has managed to maneuver Buglioni into position for a hometown challenge against the Russian, who himself won the belt in May when he shocked the seasoned Felix Sturm over a 12 round SD. It was just Chudinov’s 13th outing as a professional. Continue reading

Frank Buglioni – Lee Markham Tickets On Sale

Tickets for Frank Buglioni’s bitter rematch against Lee Markham will go on sale on Monday (1st June) at 9am.

Priced at £40, £50, £75, £100 & £125, they will be available to purchase through Eventim on 0844 249 1000 and and the SSE Arena on 0844 815 0815 (Disabled 0208 782 5629) and Continue reading

Buglioni & Markham To Do It Again

After their blood and guts war that more than ably headlined Frank Warren’s recent “Striking Distance” show from the SSE Arena in London earlier this month, Enfield’s “Wise Guy” Frank Buglioni and Romford’s Lee “Banjo” Markham are set to go at it again – after their electrifying first fight ended in (a rightful) draw.

Announced by George Warren on “Bunce’s Boxing Hour” and by Buglioni himself via his twitter feed, the rematch is set for July 24th at the same venue – and each man will be determined to walk out a clear winner and leave nothing in the hands of the judges this time. Continue reading

“War” From Buglioni & Markham – “Striking Distance” Card Review Feat. Skeete/Smith

Frank Warren tonight brought his “Striking Distance” show to the Wembley Arena in London (in a televised clash with Sky’s Matchroom “Resurrection” show from Birmingham) – which after pull-outs by middleweight stars Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr, ended up being (ably) carried by stable starlets Frank Buglioni, Bradley Skeete and Mitchell Smith – whose loyal A-Team were out in droves and vocal in their support of the top young 126/130lb prospect.

In the end it was Enfield’s Buglioni and his fight with old amateur rival Lee Markham that stole the show in a hard fought, blood and guts domestic battle that going in was tipped to be the Fight Of The Night. Continue reading