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Sonny Upton

Upton Aims To Gauge His Progress In London

UNBEATEN Anthony Upton sees his clash with Arek Malek this weekend as an opportunity to gauge his progress against that of other prospects. The Ricky Hatton-trained 22-year-old faces the experienced Pole on Hellraiser Promotions' show at the Camden Centre in London on Saturday night and says he's planning to make a statement of intent. "He [Malek] has had a lot of fights and he's won 13 so he's [...]

No Fun In The Sun For Sonny Upton

Sonny Upton says he’ll have no time for sightseeing when he boxes in the Lanzarote later this month. The welterweight ace has been to Bulgaria, Italy and Ireland in his seven month professional career and will look to improve his international credentials further against an as yet to be confirmed opponent at El Pabellon in La Villa de Teguise on May 31. Most Brits head to the Canary Islands [...]

Burnett And Upton Return To The Emerald Isle Next Month

HATTON PROMOTIONS' young Irish sensations Ryan Burnett and Sonny Upton will look to increase their already sizable fan-bases when they return to the Emerald Isle next month. The Belfast pair, who are trained by four-time world champion Ricky Hatton, will appear on Nowhere to Hide Promotions' stacked card at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday February 15. As amateurs, both boxers represented [...]

Sonny Upton Taking Positives Out Of First Fight Setback

SONNY UPTON is looking to the likes of Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manual Marquez and Henry Armstrong for inspiration ahead of his second paid fight. Like the legendary world champions, Upton suffered a setback on his professional debut last month, but he hasn't let it dent his confidence and is grateful for the experience. The London-born Irishman lost a highly controversial six round decision to [...]

Sonny Upton looking forward to pro debut

SONNY UPTON isn't at all fazed about making his professional debut on foreign soil. The Ricky Hatton-trained welterweight prospect will have his first taste of the ranks on the undercard of stable mate Sergey Rabchenko's European title defence to Cedric Vitu in Vratsa, Bulgaria on November 16. And having fought in international tournaments as an amateur, the Anglo-Irish 24-year-old sees the fight's [...]