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Saunders Training Well in Marbella Ahead of Andy Lee Title Challenge

After his recent stoppage (tune up) victory over Yoann Bloyer, Billy Joe Saunders landed in Marbella last Tuesday to the Macklin’s Gym facility in the Spanish city ahead of his September 19th challenge to WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee, that will take place at Thomond Park, Limerick, Ireland.

Saunders and Lee’s fight will be the first time that two men of traveller origins have contested a version of a world title and the Hatfield based former Olympian is determined to be in the best shape possible. Continue reading

Bradley Saunders teams up with Danny Vaughan

MGMs super lightweight prospect Bradley Saunders has made the decision to train full time at MGM Marbella under Danny Vaughan.
Until now Bradley has been backwards and forwards to the UK from Spain and the traveling and spending time away from his family has been taking its toll. It was time for a change and Saunders and Vaughan are very happy with the new arrangement. Continue reading

Lucas Browne vs Julius Long on Aug 14

LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE will now face giant American Julius “Towering Inferno” Long next Friday night (August 14) due to Icho Larenas pulling out as a result of legal problems.

Larenas was himself a replacement for Gonzalo Basile, but Hatton Promotions’ international matchmaker Philippe Fondu received word late on Thursday that it was unlikely that the Canadian former MMA star would be allowed to leave Argentina, where he is now based. Continue reading

Wishing Chris L. Eubank Sr. a Happy 49th Birthday

As former European WBO legend Chris ‘Simply the Best’ Eubank celebrated his 49th birthday on Saturday, I look back on the glittering career of the self-styled monocle man.

Eubank turned professional in New York City as a teenager, making his debut in Atlantic City in 1985 following a 26-fight amateur career that included a local win over standout US international star Dennis Milton. Born and bred in London, he had relocated to NYC’s Bronx to start boxing at 16 and really came into his own.

After four quick-fire four-round points wins, Eubank built his reputation in Gleasons Gym and Bronxchester BC, with the late Johnny Bos watching many a sparring session of the young upstart and attempting to sign him. Continue reading

Frankie Gavin says Brook Will Beat Khan If and When the Fight Happens

Britain’s former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin, who was soundly beaten by Kell Brook in his challenge to the IBF welterweight champion back in May, has tipped the Sheffield man to beat Amir Khan should the all-British mega-fight finally come off next year.

Khan has recently been snubbed once again by Floyd Mayweather, who fights Andre Berto in September, and is still stubbornly refusing to fight Brook until he fights what he deems “a big enough name.” Continue reading

George Groves: “I’ve Seen Nothing in Badou Jack to Trouble Me” / Looking for Statement Win

Britain’s former 2x super middleweight world title challenger George Groves says that he sees nothing to trouble him when he faces Vegas-based Swede & WBC champion Badou Jack on the Mayweather/Berto undercard, hoping to make it 3rd time lucky with regard his world title dreams.

Groves sadly came up short in back to back world title challenges to Nottingham’s recently retired Carl Froch, despite dumping the notoriously granite-chinned “Cobra” on his backside in their first encounter, yet is convinced that this time the world title is there for the taking.

Speaking at yesterday’s presser, a dapperly dressed Groves, said; Continue reading