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Statement Re Stephen Smith

It was announced at a press conference yesterday by Promoter Eddie Hearn that Stephen Smith is intending to defend his British Super-Featherweight title against Gary Sykes on a tournament he is promoting in Manchester on 23rd November. Both Mr Hearn and Mr Smith have been written to by Solicitors and further contacted by the BBBofC regarding the existing contractual position of Mr Smith but [...]

Festim Lama: I’m Ready For War On October 18th

Exciting London based Albanian Middleweight prospect Festim Lama makes his third professional outing on the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted BROTHERS IN ARMS event at York Hall on Friday 18th October 2013. 24 year Lama had a stellar amateur career, having fought over fourty fights in the UK and numerous more as a youngster in his homeland, before turning professional with renowned coach, manager [...]

Derry “Cross The Mersey”

Liverpool star Derry Mathews, the current Commonwealth Lightweight Champion, has signed a long-term deal with Queensberry Promotions and will make his debut for his new promoter on Saturday 7th December at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Mathews has carved a reputation as one of the most exciting lightweights in the country with his penchant for getting involved in hard-hitting fan-friendly fights [...]

George Kean Aims To Emulate Hatton

Hot London prospect George Kean aims to become the next Ricky Hatton as he follows up his sensational debut last month when he features again at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 30th November. The Islington star sold close to an incredible 1,000 tickets for his professional bow against Rick Boulter, outpointing the more experienced man and dropping him in the fourth round to the delight of [...]

Freddie Turner Fired Up Ahead Of October 18th Title Shot

Canning Town’s Freddie Turner is set for his first taste of Championship boxing in just over a weeks time, when he challenges Southern Area Light Middleweight Champion Nathan Graham for his crown on the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted BROTHERS IN ARMS event at York Hall on Friday 18th October 2013. A reinvigorated Turner has put in a couple of stunning performances since signing with renowned [...]

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 [...]

Hughie Fury Looking For Win Number 11 This Sunday

Hughie Lewis Fury is back in action this Sunday afternoon as he steps back into the ring at Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick, Leicestershire, on Mitchell Sports Promotions' 'Neutral Ground' show, October 13th. The 19-year-old heavyweight bids to improve his perfect professional record to 11 straight victories, after outclassing and almost stopping Dorian Darch several times in his last outing, [...]

HBO’s hit series ‘On Freddie Roach’ makes UK debut on BoxNation this weekend

LONDON (9 Oct) - HBO’s hit ‘On Freddie Roach’ series will make its UK bow this weekend with all six episodes to be screened back-to-back on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). The innovative reality series, directed by renowned filmmaker Peter Berg, delves into the life of one of boxing’s most esteemed trainers, Freddie Roach, who owns and operates the famed Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, [...]

Steven Esom appointed Chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association

Steven Esom has been appointed Chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA), which runs the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for Olympic boxing. Esom, 52, will Chair the 12-person Board of the BABA and be responsible for the governance and overall leadership of the organisation. He will oversee the Chief Executive, Matthew Holt, who is responsible for the day-to-day [...]

BoxNation only place to watch Carl Frampton’s world title bid

LONDON (9 Oct) – BoxNation will be the only place to watch Carl Frampton’s IBF world title eliminator, with the Odyssey Arena in Belfast set for a sell out.   The Irish super-bantamweight will take what would be his final step before a world title fight if he can get past slick Frenchman Jeremy Parodi on Saturday 19th October. Tickets for the contest have been in huge demand with the initial [...]

Bradley Saunders cruises to seventh win in London

Unbeaten light welterweight Bradley Saunders cruised to his 7th win over Gareth Heard at the Nordoff Robbins annual charity event in Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The fight was one of four taking place during the evening and was originally for Heard's British Masters Bronze welterweight title but the 30 year old Wiltshire fighter failed to make the weight. Saunders, the 27 year old victor [...]

Frampton Vs Parodi fight set to be a sell out at Belfast Odyssey

Wednesday 9th October, Ticket sales to see Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton versus Jeremy Parodi in a World Title eliminator fight at the Odyssey in Belfast on 19th October have already reached arena capacity. As a result Cyclone Promotions is opening up additional seating which will make the fight the biggest the Belfast Odyssey has ever seen. Carl Frampton said: “October 19th is a huge night [...]