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Hughie Fury fights Shane McPhilbin on September 14th

fury564534In something of a slight step up in competition, highly hyped heavyweight Hughie Fury (8-0, 5 KO’s) will be fighting cruiserweight Shane McPhilbin (8-7-1, 5 KO’s) next month on September 14th at the Magna Centre, Rotherhan, Yorkshire.

Hughie, 18, the cousin of unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, has been very busy since turning pro in March of this year. Hughie has squeezed in 8 fights in four months, albeit against weak opposition. McPhilbin will continue of this type of match-making, but he’s clearly step up from Hughie’s last two opponents Moses Matovu (4-29-4) and Ivica Perkovic (19-21, 14 KO’s). Continue reading

New Blood Show Comes To Birmingham Later This Month

Midlands Area Cruiserweight Champion, Chris Keane, tops the bill of It’s A-Bout-Boxing’s ‘New Blood’ Show at the HMV Institute in Digbeth, Birmingham, on Friday, 26th April.

The 26 year-old former ABA Champion (9-0) blew away former British Champion, Shane McPhilbin, inside five rounds earlier this year to win the title and is moving up the British rankings at lightning speed. Continue reading

Shane McPhilbin vs. Jon Lewis Dickinson on Saturday

The cruiserweight division has always been an intriguing division created to accommodate boxers that range between the light heavyweight division and the heavyweight division, Heavyweight generally weight around 215-230lbs.

With the heavyweight being dominated by Eastern European giants that seem to be fighting name fighters that are past their prime, or men that just don’t have the physical attribute to make an impression on the giants, or unconditioned athletes who have just turned up to collect the pay check, the cruiserweight division should flourish in theory. Continue reading

News: Dickinson fights McPhilbin on Harrison-Price undercard on October 13th; Perry-Mouton this Friday

Jon-Lewis Dickinson has had a rocky road to the summit of the British cruiserweight scene.

After winning Prizefighter in April 2010, a British title shot appeared imminent for the County Durham fighter but, instead, adversity lay just around the corner.

Just three months after his Prizefighter success Dickinson suffered his first reverse after sustaining a huge eye swelling against Tyrone Wright, before, in his next bout, catastrophe struck. Continue reading

UK Boxing: Nathan DeCastro; Shane McPhilbin; Tommy Coyle

Nathan DeCastro has put Chris Eubank jnr at the top of his hit list after being handed the date for his professional debut.

Manager Jason McClory has confirmed DeCastro will box on a championship bill in Cleethorpes on Friday, October 19 – and the 21 year-old from Lincoln has mapped out his plan to climb the middleweight rankings and secure a match with Eubank jnr. Continue reading