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Hobson Makes Etches £10,000 Offer

Dennis Hobson has made Sheffield's Adam Etches an offer he shouldn't be able to refuse. The promoter is offering Etches a £10,000 purse to face his fighter Lewis Taylor, (pictured) and is promising the winner a belt around their waist. Taylor and Etches went to the same school and have been on collision course for some time. Both unbeaten - Etches is 17-0, Taylor has 14 wins and a draw – a [...]

Battle Lines – Main Event Preview

Saturday night marks the eagerly awaited return of local favourite Josh Warrington (18-0 2KO’s), who meets Italian Davide Dieli (15-3 5KO’s) for the vacant EBU Featherweight title at the impressive First Direct Arena in the heart of his beloved Leeds. When Eddie Hearn described Josh Warrington as “The biggest ticket seller in the country right now” he wasn’t kidding. Alone, Warrington [...]

Sohail Ahmad spars with English champ Mitchell Smith in preparation for October 11 fight

Unbeaten light welterweight, Sohail ‘Showstar’ Ahmad 4(1)-0-0 was put through his paces by English super featherweight champ, Mitchell ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ Smith 9(4)-0-0 in preparation for the Afghan boxer’s fifth professional fight on October 11 at the York Hall, London. Speaking afterwards from SW Gym in Essex, Ahmad reflected, “I sparred with Mitchell Smith who holds the Southern [...]

Cleverly vs Bellew sold-out

The rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on November 22 live on Sky Sports Box Office, has become the fastest selling sporting event at Liverpool’s Echo Arena after selling out in under 48 hours. The bitter rivals return to the venue of their first clash in 2011 to finally face each other once again, and fight fans have snapped up all of the tickets on sale inside 48 hours. Their [...]

Cunningham & Gray Weigh In

Grant Cunningham and Kieron Gray weighed in at Wednesbury Boxing Academy this afternoon ahead of their British Bronze Masters Super Middleweight Title fight tomorrow (Saturday, 4th October). The pair first met in the amateurs and, working under the same manager (Errol Johnson), have built up a solid friendship over the years. However, that will be put to one side when they clash on EJKO Promotions’ [...]

Paul Butler Public Work-Out

Former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler will perform a free-to-watch public work-out in his hometown at the Port Arcades Shopping Centre on Saturday 11th October. The Ellesmere Port hero is building-up for his next big fight at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday 25th October - when he features on a huge multi-title show alongside fellow Merseyside stars Liam Smith, Derry Mathews, [...]

MBC International Championship On The Rise – First Up Marston-Gulyas, London, Oct 25th

The BoxFit UK sponsored MBC International Championship may only have been launched in June this year, but already there is one Champion crowned – MBC International Cruiserweight Champion Mark Prince – and there are at least a further two Championship bouts lined up for this year. The first of these features London, UK’s Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston versus Hungary’s Marianna Gulyas [...]

Battle Lines – Undercard Review

Saturday night marks the eagerly awaited return of local favourite Josh Warrington, who meets little known Italian Davide Dieli for the vacant EBU Featherweight title at the impressive First Direct Arena in the heart of his beloved Leeds. Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have taken the opportunity of what promises to be a raucous occasion to assemble a deep card, packed with notable names from their growing [...]

Zolani Tete suffers a broken hand – out of Butler fight

IBF World Super-Flyweight Champion Zolani Tete has suffered a broken hand and has withdrawn from his title defence against challenger Paul Butler on Saturday 25th October at the Liverpool Echo Arena, but the Ellesmere Port star will still feature on the boxing show. The South African has broken the 2nd metacarpal in his left hand and a letter from his doctor Peter Chadderton (click here) [...]

Cameron Hammond and Damien Hooper back in action next month

HATTON PROMOTIONS' Olympic boxing sensations Cameron Hammond and Damien Hooper will look to continue their climb to the top when they return to action next month. The highly-rated Aussies appear on an action-packed card at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Queensland on November 8 and are hoping for extend their unbeaten records. Light-heavyweight Hooper will attempt to more to 10-0 [...]