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We Are Leeds – Undercard Ringside Review

Martin J Ward TKO5 Maxi Hughes – Martin J Ward, 11-0-2 (6KO’s), left no room for doubt second time around as he convincingly halted Maxi Hughes, 13-2-2 (2KO’s), on his stool at the closure of the 5th round of their super-featherweight rematch.

It’s been a long wait for Tony Sims’s charge; he felt he had done enough in the first meeting in December – in which he was controversially down twice – to earn more than the majority draw awarded. Continue reading

Prizefighter – Ward v Hughes & The Undercard – Ringside Review

Martin J Ward D10 Maxi Hughes – (10 x 3 – Super Featherweight British Title Eliminator)

It wasn’t just the gallant Prizefighter lightweights that York Hall was treated to this Saturday night in the hallowed ballroom in the heart of Bethnal Green. Essex based traveller and lightweight prospect Martin J Ward 10-0-1 (5KO’s) was thrust into his first bona fide test against the once beaten and very capable Yorkshireman Maxi Hughes 13-1-1 (2KO’s) a man with his own designs on progression. Continue reading

Ward: I will stop Hughes late; Hughes: I will exploit Ward’s weaknesses

Martin J. Ward believes he’ll have too much for Maxi Hughes to handle when the pair meet in a British Super Featherweight title eliminator tomorrow night (December 6) at York Hall, Bethnal Green, live on Sky Sports.

Unbeaten Ward faces the Rossington man at the east London boxing mecca and while he rates his 24 year old opponent, he expects to overpower ‘Maximus’ in the later rounds as he faces his first southpaw in the paid ranks. Continue reading

Staurt Hall-Martin Ward quotes and photos

Stuart Hall: “I’m just gutted at the way it has turned out. The crowd has been robbed of a great fight. It’s one of those things in boxing though and I don’t really know what to say.

“It was a bad cut. I’m still champion and that’s the main thing in my eyes. I felt stronger and I started strong. Martin was warming up too but I felt like I had the strength in there.”

Martin Ward: “The fight fans have been robbed. It was only a round a and half. That would have been a terrific fight. Everybody knew Stu was the stronger lad. I was sticking to my game plan and it was starting to gel nicely.

“Stu feels deprived of saying he was world class tonight, and I feel deprived that I have not had the chance to prove that I’m at the same level that I believe I’m at.

“The North-East still has a world champion and good luck to him. He is a very good fighter. He is the best bantamweight in the world. Paul Butler is far too small in my opinion, Stu will keep his belt for longer.” Continue reading

Paul Butler Previews Stuey Hall v Martin Ward Live On Boxnation

Following his sizzling bantamweight debut at Aintree earlier this month, new WBA Intercontinental king Paul Butler has designs on taking the outside lane to a 118lb world title shot.

Already ranked 12th by the WBA, ‘The Baby Faced Assassin’ shall be a keen ringside spectator at the IBF World title spat between north-east rivals Stuey Hall and Martin Ward at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 29th March. And don’t be surprised if, post-fight, piston Paul is trying to goad the winner into chancing their arm against him this summer, in what would be another big domestic blockbuster. Continue reading

Martin Ward believes he’s set to make history this weekend

Martin Ward believes he’s set to make history this weekend as the first representative from Britain’s fight mad travelling community to be ordained as a boxing world champion.

On Saturday evening the 26 year old restoration worker, a father of two, challenges Stuey Hall from Darlington for the IBF World Bantamweight title at Newcastle Arena. Continue reading