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Hatton impressed by Pauly Upton

RICKY HATTON is predicting a bright future for new signing Pauly Upton.

The unbeaten light-middleweight joined The Hitman’s stable in Hyde, Greater Manchester last month and has quickly settled in, thanks in part to the fact that he’s now training alongside his brothers Sonny and Anthony. Continue reading

Selby and Brunker Dispute Title Shot

This coming Saturday at the O2 Arena, London, two top-level pugilists will be putting it all on the line in a clash that will define exactly who has the right to fight Evgeny Gradovich for his IBF World Featherweight Title.

The Australian, Joel Brunker, has fought twenty-seven men so far and he’s beaten every single one of them. Brunker’s last victory was in Atlantic City, USA, over the respected Mike Oliver whom Brunker beat comfortably, as indicated by the unanimous decision. In support of Brunker’s unblemished professional record is his supreme level of fitness and conditioning which is a result of his sheer hard work and dedication to being the best that he can possibly be. The IBF ranks Brunker at number 3 in the world. Continue reading

DeGale faces Periban on 11/22 on Bellew-Cleverly 2 card in Liverpool

Boxing fans will be seeing #1 IBF, #4 WBO James DeGale (19-1, 13 KOs) stepping into the ring to fight #11 WBC Marco Antonio Periban (20-2-1, 13 KOs) on 11/22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. DeGale’s promoter Eddie Hearn made the announcement that DeGale-Periban has been added to the Tony Bellew – Nathan Cleverly 2 card as likely the chief support. Periban is a decent, but hardly great opponent.

It would be a lot more interesting to see DeGale fighting the guys that recently beat Periban in Sakio Bika or J’Leon Love. Hearn obviously doesn’t want to take any chances of DeGale getting beaten by matching him against someone with a decent chance of beating him like Bika and Love. Continue reading

Woodhouse vs Harrison Could Happen

Dennis Hobson has revealed that a potential showdown between Curtis Woodhouse and Scott Harrison could be a reality.

Woodhouse – the only man to have played in the Premier League and been a British champion – and former world featherweight king Harrison have been exchanging barbs on Twitter, resulting in the Scot offering to settle the matter in a pub car park! Continue reading

The Competitive Way Forward – Nurse V Ryan

All British World Title fights are certainly in vogue at this moment in time, showing time and again that in terms of passion, drama and the ability to draw a crowd, there are few occasions that measure up. The success of both Froch v Groves promotions captured the imagination and paved the way for further grudge matches, with both major promotion outfits, to be made.

It would seem that finally, the landscape has changed for the better and the fans are to be treated to consistent, meaningful fights at not just World level, but European and domestic level also. With fights such as, Bellew v Cleverly 2, Fury v Chisora, Saunders v Eubank, alongside muted bouts featuring Kell Brook v Amir Khan and Carl Froch v James DeGale, the British public are salivating, with I’m sure the boxing world at large closely behind, reaching for their handkerchiefs. Continue reading

Lee Selby: I’ll prove I am worth the hype

Lee Selby says he’ll prove he can back up the hype around him as he faces Joel Brunker in a final eliminator for the IBF World Featherweight title at The O2 on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

The Welshman has enjoyed a brilliant 18 months in the ring, beating British rivals Martin Lindsay, Rendall Munroe and Ryan Walsh and overcoming stiff international overseas tests against Romulo Koasicha and Viorel Simeon to be one fight away from fighting for a World title. Continue reading