The BoxFit UK sponsored MBC International Championship may only have been launched in June this year, but already there is one Champion crowned – MBC International Cruiserweight Champion Mark Prince – and there are at least a further two Championship bouts lined up for this year.
The first of these features London, UK’s Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston versus Hungary’s Marianna Gulyas for the vacant MBC International Female Super Bantamweight title, which will take place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted Capital Punishment event at York Hall in London, UK on Saturday 25th October. Continue reading
After a fourteen year sabbatical Mark Prince returned to the championship fray on Saturday night, in doing so adds the MBC International title to the WBO and IBF Inter-Continental title honours he won in the 1990s
Mark Prince added the MBC International Championship belt to his trophy cabinet, following a unanimous points victory over Czech Republic’s Jiri Svacina, at York Hall in London on Saturday night.
Since his return to the sport in October last year, to raise awareness for the Kiyan Prince Foundation – Prince’s son Kiyan, a talented young footballer with Queens Park Rangers who was murdered in 2006, the foundation in his name is dedicated to educating young people against knife crime – Prince had only two bouts prior to facing Svacina, both ended well within the distance, leaving most observers expecting an explosive early finish from the Tottenham man.
However, no one took into account just how tough and awkward an opponent Svacina is, or just how much the sparring sessions with Wladimir Klitschko had added to his game. Continue reading
WEIGHTS & QUOTES
MARK PRINCE – 86.6kg
More than happy, over the moon with my weight, would say spot on, but am actually under the weight.
I see myself showcasing my skills, see myself getting rewarded for showing my skills and it coming by KO, that’s all I can see.
I’m not going to go in there and try and bang him out, not trying to do anything, I’m going to go out there and entertain and show people my skills, I’m a very skilled fighter and I want to show that I am a level above a lot more than most of the potential opponents out there and I deserve to be at the top level, where I belong, so I’m looking forward to it man.
JIRI SVACINA – 88.8kg
I’m very happy for the fight, It’s very great for me to box for the title.
GEORGE HILLYARD – 72.3kg
I’m ready, I’m on the weight, everything’s perfect, I’ve done everything correct this time so I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, that’s it.
TOMMY TOLAN – 73.4kg
Absolutely tip top, a hundred percent ready, I’ve trained hard for this at camp and looking forward to tomorrow.
The Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina for the MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.
Tickets are still available, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645, alternatively limited tickets will be available to purchase on the night.
The CALL OF DUTY event is available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99 (approx. $US8.50, €Euro 6.30)
For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions
The public weigh-in and press conference for both the Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina MBC International Cruiserweight Championship bout, as well as the main support fight between London’s George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard and Belfast’s Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan, will take place at The Roof E2, Raine’s Foundation Upper School, Approach Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9LY at 4pm on Friday 1st August 2014. Continue reading
Former European Super Bantamweight Champion and Sky Sports boxing pundit, Spencer Oliver, and Tip TV presenter and well known boxing pundit, Ben Doughty, have been named as the commentary team for the Boxing Evolution TV – www.boxingevolution.tv – PPV broadcast of the Shyam Batra SSE promoted CALL OF DUTY event, which takes place at York Hall in London on Saturday 2nd August.
London based Indian businessman Shyam Batra makes his debut as the promoter of professional boxing events this coming Saturday, with his CALL OF DUTY event, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014. Continue reading
Former European Bantamweight Champion and Sky Sports boxing pundit Spencer Oliver interviewed former IBF and WBO Inter-Continental Champion Mark Prince, ahead of the Baz Rehman sponsored MBC International title clash with Jiri Svacina, on the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall on Saturday 2nd August. Continue reading
Since the announcement that Tottenham’s Mark Prince is to face Czech Republic’s Jiri Svacina, for the MBC International Cruiserweight title on August 2nd, Prince and his team have been inundated with messages of support from fans as well as from those within the boxing community, the latest being from the exciting and recently crowned Interim WBA World Cruiserweight Champion, Youri Kayembre Kalenga. Continue reading
Over the past few years Baz Rehman has been quietly in the background of a good few boxing events in the Capital, with the East London based entrepreneur investing in various promotions, including some of the early Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted shows. Continue reading
Promoter Shyam Batra announced earlier today that Boxing Evolution TV are to broadcast former IBF and WBO Inter-Continental Champion and WBO World title challenger Mark Prince’s latest Championship challenge, when he takes on former Czech Republic Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Svacina, for the MBC International Cruiserweight title on his SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall on Saturday, 2nd August 2014. Continue reading