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Photos: Simon Barclay Spars With Wladimir Klitschko

Red hot cruiserweight prospect Simon Barclay made his professional debut on Saturday night and 48 hours later he was sharing a ring with WBO/IBF/WBA Super World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko!

The Corby talent, a two-time and two-weight ABA Champion, is at Klitschko’s Austrian training camp to help the Ukrainian great with preparations for his title defences against Alex Leapai on April 26 in Germany.

Barclay got his professional career off to a great start with a four-round points win over tough and experienced Lithuanian Igor Borucha, who last time out took former Midlands Area Cruiserweight Champion the distance.

Now the 24-year-old is getting valuable experience against one of the greatest heavyweights of the modern era and here he explains in his own words what his day is like. Continue reading

Simon ‘Sparkly’ Barclay Interview

England but it’s yet to produce a single British boxing champion.

But that might all be about to change now that two-time and two-weight English ABA King Simon ‘Sparkly’ Barclay has crashed the pro scene, penning a promotional deal with Queensberry Promotions. Continue reading

Simon Barclay To Spar With Wladimir Klitschko

Simon Barclay will go in the ring with unified world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko before he has thrown a professional punch.

The double ABA Champion from Corby, signed by promoter Frank Warren last month, will find out the date of his pro-debut shortly, but will get some valuable ring experience sparring with the heavyweight great. Continue reading

Simon Barclay SIgns With Warren

Promoter Frank Warren is delighted to announce his first signing of 2014 – double ABA Champion Simon Barclay.

The hard-hitting 24-year-old from Corby in Northamptonshire will fight in the cruiserweight division and his professional debut – which will be televised on The Channel Of Champions BoxNation – will be announced shortly. Continue reading