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Sergey Rabchenko looking for world title shot

HATTON PROMOTIONS's international matchmaker Philippe Fondu believes Sergey Rabchenko's European light-middleweight title defence against Emanuele Della Rosa will provide the perfect springboard to a world title shot. Rabchenko is ranked as the number one contender to Saul Alvarez's WBC crown, while Italy's Della Rosa occupies the same sanctioning body's number four spot. The European Boxing [...]

Sergey Rabchenko’s victory gets the Royal seal of approval

Sergey Rabchenko's performance in Monaco on Saturday night received a Royal seal of approval. The undefeated European and WBC silver light-middleweight wiped out Adriano Nicchi inside two rounds in front of a clearly impressed Prince Albert II at the wonderful Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo. And manager Philippe Fondu believes the Belarusian sensation, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, will soon [...]

Ricky Hatton: “Sergey Rabchenko can light up Monte Carlo”

SERGEY RABCHENKO has swapped the snow covered streets of Manchester for the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo. The undefeated European light-middleweight king flew out to Monaco yesterday (March 25) ahead of his defence against tough Italian Adriano Nicchi this weekend. And trainer Ricky Hatton believes the Belarusian sensation is set to light up the gambling hotspot with a career best performance. "Sergey [...]

Ricky Hatton: Rabchenko will be a world champion

RICKY HATTON believes his charge Sergey Rabchenko will be firing on all cylinders again when he defends his European light-middleweight crown against Adriano Nicchi in Monte Carlo on March 30. Rabchenko, 26, had looked like a world beater in defeating the likes of Bradley Pryce and Ryan Rhodes, but was a little off top form against France's Cedric Vitu last time out. 'The Hitman', though, says [...]

Rabchenko ready for Nicchi

SERGEY RABCHENKO isn't letting talk of a world title challenge affect his focus ahead of his clash with Adriano Nicchi. The Belarusian ace defends his European light-middleweight crown against the tough Italian at the Salle des Etoiles venue in Monte Carlo on March 30. However, WBC president José Sulaimán has recently hinted that he could be handed a final eliminator for the sanctioning body's [...]

Adriano Nicchi an underdog against Sergey Rabchenko

Italian light middleweight champion Adriano Nicchi is perfectly aware that the boxing world sees him as an underdog in his upcoming European title challenge against Sergey Rabchenko in Monaco on March 30. Rabchenko represents a serious step up in competition and will be the best opponent the Italian will have faced. A decorated amateur, the UK-based Belarussian is unbeaten in 22 professional [...]

Hatton hoping Rabchenko impresses against Nicchi on March 30th

SERGEY RABCHENKO is quickly closing in on a world title shot, but cannot afford to overlook his next task, says trainer Ricky Hatton. The unbeaten Belarusian, 26, will make the second defence of his European light-middleweight crown against Italian champion Adriano Nicchi in Monte Carlo on March 30. And the Hitman believes it’s a challenge his charge has to be fully focused on or a potential [...]

Sergey Rabchenko looking to hit the boxing jackpot

New York, NY / Monaco / Johannesburg (February 5, 2013) – European junior-middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko’s march to a world title will continue when he defends his title for the second time against Adriano Nicchi of Italy in Monte Carlo on March 30. Rabchenko, of Belarus, will fight on the undercard of the Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four event. To date, Rabchenko [...]

UK Boxing: Sergey Rabchenko; Bradley Saunders

MANAGER Philippe Fondu believes European light-middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko could soon earn the right to box for a world title. The European Boxing Union (EBU) has this week nominated Italy’s Emanuele Della Rosa to face the Ricky Hatton-trained Belarussian within the next six months. And with both boxers ranked in top five by the WBC, Fondu feels that the match-up may well [...]

UK Boxing: Sergey Rabchenko; Sam Webb; Gary Cornish

SERGEY RABCHENKO wants to face British light-middleweight champion Brian Rose. The Manchester based Belarussian makes the first defence of his European crown against Frenchman Cedric Vitu (35-1) at Manchester Arena on Saturday. Rabchenko (21-0) is trained by Ricky Hatton who headlines Saturday’s card when he returns in a ten rounder against Vyacheslav Senchenko. Rabchenko, 26, [...]

Sergey Rabchenko at Home With Ricky Hatton

SERGEY RABCHENKO believes he will soon be challenging for the world light-middleweight title with Ricky Hatton fighting his corner. ‘The Hitman’ began training the Belarussian sensation earlier this year, and their partnership paid immediate rewards when Rabchenko stopped Ryan Rhodes in June to become European champion. Rabchenko (21-0) makes the first defence of his title against [...]

Rabchenko vs Vitu

SERGEY RABCHENKO will make the first defence of his European light-middleweight title against Cedric ‘Titi’ Vitu. The French southpaw, 27, is the mandatory challenger for the unbeaten Belarussian’s crown and the match has been ordered by the EBU. Vitu has won 35 of his 36 professional contests, with his only loss a majority points defeat against Hamlet Petrosyan back in May 2008. Since then [...]