British Boxing News
Due to an injury suffered to Matthew Macklin’s lead trainer Jamie Moore, the Dublin show on August 30 has been postponed until later in the year. Continue reading
cott Quigg will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against former World champion Paulus Ambunda in Manchester at the Phones 4u Arena on September 13, live on Sky Sports, as Anthony Crolla takes on former World champion Gamaliel Diaz. Continue reading
Former Southern Area Lightweight Champion Floyd “Pac Man” Moore is the latest to put pen to paper and sign a three year deal with Steve Goodwin.
Moore won the Southern Area title in December 2012 when stopping Ryan Taylor in 4 rounds at the Excel Arena. Six months passed before Moore made his first defence where he lost a very close decision to Adam Dingsdale. Continue reading
After a fourteen year sabbatical Mark Prince returned to the championship fray on Saturday night, in doing so adds the MBC International title to the WBO and IBF Inter-Continental title honours he won in the 1990s
Mark Prince added the MBC International Championship belt to his trophy cabinet, following a unanimous points victory over Czech Republic’s Jiri Svacina, at York Hall in London on Saturday night.
Since his return to the sport in October last year, to raise awareness for the Kiyan Prince Foundation – Prince’s son Kiyan, a talented young footballer with Queens Park Rangers who was murdered in 2006, the foundation in his name is dedicated to educating young people against knife crime – Prince had only two bouts prior to facing Svacina, both ended well within the distance, leaving most observers expecting an explosive early finish from the Tottenham man.
However, no one took into account just how tough and awkward an opponent Svacina is, or just how much the sparring sessions with Wladimir Klitschko had added to his game. Continue reading
Andy Bell is back to face Jason ‘2 Smooth’ Booth in a ding dong between former champions in Barnsley next month.
Four years after his last fight, Bell, the former British super-flyweight champion from Doncaster, returns to meet Booth in a six-round fight in Barnsley on Friday, September 5. Continue reading
The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist aims to extend his unbeaten record in the professional ring to nine fights in Lincoln on Saturday, September 27. Continue reading
Leonard Bundu 31-0-2 (11) beat Frankie Gavin 19-1 (12) by split decision. Two judges scored the fight 114-113 to Bundu, the other judge scored 115-112 for Gavin.
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE came through his toughest test to date and remained on course for a world title shot with hard fought unanimous decision over Andriy Rudenko in Wolverhampton, England on Friday night (August 1).
Both men made their intentions clear from the start and landed with solid shots. Browne, bleeding close to both eyes from a number of head clashes, took control of things from the fifth round and never looked like losing the fight.
WEIGHTS & QUOTES
MARK PRINCE – 86.6kg
More than happy, over the moon with my weight, would say spot on, but am actually under the weight.
I see myself showcasing my skills, see myself getting rewarded for showing my skills and it coming by KO, that’s all I can see.
I’m not going to go in there and try and bang him out, not trying to do anything, I’m going to go out there and entertain and show people my skills, I’m a very skilled fighter and I want to show that I am a level above a lot more than most of the potential opponents out there and I deserve to be at the top level, where I belong, so I’m looking forward to it man.
JIRI SVACINA – 88.8kg
I’m very happy for the fight, It’s very great for me to box for the title.
GEORGE HILLYARD – 72.3kg
I’m ready, I’m on the weight, everything’s perfect, I’ve done everything correct this time so I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, that’s it.
TOMMY TOLAN – 73.4kg
Absolutely tip top, a hundred percent ready, I’ve trained hard for this at camp and looking forward to tomorrow.
The Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina for the MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.
Tickets are still available, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645, alternatively limited tickets will be available to purchase on the night.
The CALL OF DUTY event is available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99 (approx. $US8.50, €Euro 6.30)
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Kell Brook says he has just two weeks to wait until he fulfils his World title destiny when he faces IBF Welterweight champion Shawn Porter on August 16 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California live on Sky Sports. Continue reading
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE isn’t going to let unbeaten Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko prevent him reaching his goal of world glory.
The pair clash in Wolverhampton tonight and with 34 knockouts between them, it’s got all the ingredients of a war.