Xcite Fight Promotions are delighted to announce the signing of former European Middleweight champion Kerry Hope. The proud Welshman recently relocated to Brisbane and is under the tutelage of Gareth Williams. Sporting a record of 20 wins and 7 defeats, he has his sights firmly set on the Pacific region’s top Middleweights. “Firstly, I’m very happy to have signed with Xcite Fight Promotions. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career. I’d like a couple of fights to just shake off the rust and then move onto fights that can be easily made, such as Les Sherrington, Gunnar Jackson and Jarrod Fletcher. Of course my aim has to be the best Middleweights in Australia, Daniel Geale and Sam Soliman, but realistically they are a few fights away.” Continue reading
The Weigh In for ‘Welsh Pride’ will be 3pm at Merthyr Leisure Centre Thursday 20th March. Tickets still available to what promises to be a great night of professional boxing, bringing Welsh boxing back to it’s roots.
Kerry Hope challenges Welsh middleweight champion Frankie Borg of Cardiff for his prestigious title and the bragging rights to say who is the best middleweight in Wales. The Merthyr Tydfil leisure centre formerly Rhydycar leisure centre will play host to the intriguing match up. Continue reading
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
10 October 2013, Cyclone Promotions today announce that next weekend’s much anticipated clash between Dungiven middleweight Eamonn O’Kane and Welshman Kerry Hope will now be contested for the vacant IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title. The fight will take place on the undercard of the huge Frampton Comes Alive bill promoted by Cyclone Promotions at the Odyssey Arena on October 19th. Continue reading
Kerry Hopes Oldham Show Will Be Start Of Brighter Things Oldham Show Will Be Start Of Brighter Things
Former European champ Kerry Hope will look to get his career back on track, and exorcise the memory of his 2012 KO defeat to Darren Barker, when he boxes on the undercard of the English super-featherweight title fight between Jon Kays and Kevin Hooper at the Oldham Sports Centre on October 5.
Although there is no disgrace in losing to a top talent like Barker, who has since gone on to become world middleweight champion, Merthyr Tydfil’s Hope feels that circumstances didn’t allow him to shine on his big night against ‘Dazzling’ Darren. Continue reading
By Michael Collins: Former middleweight title challenger Darren Barker (24-1, 15 KO’s) had too much power and class for the overmatched Kerry Hope (18-5, 1 KO’s) in stopping him in the 4th round at the Olympia, in London, England. Barker knocked Hope down in the 4th with a nice right uppercut and then was looking to finish him off on the ropes when Hope’s corner threw in the towel to halt the fight. Continue reading