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Browne Not Impressed With Wilders Win

LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE has further staked his claim for a fight with American KO artist Deontay Wilder after watching the Bronze Bomber’s lacklustre display against Jason Gavern on Saturday night.

Gavern hung around for four rounds before quitting on his stool against Wilder, but was blitzed by Browne inside three rounds during 2012. Continue reading

Livestream: Porter-Brook Weigh-In Live

SHOWTIME® Sports will offer a live stream of Friday’s official weigh-in for Porter vs. Brook taking place this Saturday, Aug. 16, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

James DeGale MBE has backed stable mate Kell Brook to rip the IBF World Welterweight title from Shawn Porter when they clash in California live on Sky Sports from 2am on Sunday morning.

DeGale is the star guest in the second edition of The Kugan Cassius Show exclusively available to Matchroom Fight Pass members, and ‘Chunky’ told Kugan that Kell can rise to the occasion against a man he boxed in the amateurs.

“It’s a tough fight for Kell but he’s a talented World class fighter” said DeGale. “It’s going to be difficult but I think he’s going to pull it out of the bag, I honestly do – it’s a big task to go over to America and take the title from the champion but I have every faith in him. Continue reading

Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for promoter Frank Warren’s ‘Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ show at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 25th October are now on sale.

The blockbuster event features some of the best talent in British boxing, including Merseyside stars: Paul Butler, Liam Smith, Derry Mathews and Kevin Satchell, plus Manchester hot-shot Terry Flanagan all in big title action, and on the undercard Chris Eubank Jnr., and many more. Continue reading

Brook has a great chance of beating Porter, says Hatton

Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) is the underdog in his fight against IBF 147 pound champ Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) for their fight this Saturday night, but fellow Brit Matthew Hatton is giving him a great chance of going into the ring and taking Porter’s belt.

Hatton knows what kinds of skills that Brook has, because he lost to him a couple of years ago by a 12 round decision. Hatton took Brook’s best shots for the first 8 rounds, and fought well in the last four rounds after Brook gassed out. Brook has since taken care of his stamina problems by carefully monitoring his diet.

“I think he’s got a great chance going into this fight,” Hatton said to Skyboxing.com. “I believe Kell is a special fighter. I believe he can do it.” Continue reading

‘Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for promoter Frank Warren’s ‘Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ show at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 25th October will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 13th August) at midday.

The blockbuster event features some of the best talent in British boxing, including Merseyside stars: Paul Butler, Liam Smith, Derry Mathews, Terry Flanagan and Kevin Satchell, all in big title action, plus Chris Eubank Jnr., and many more. Continue reading

Hatton: “Joseph Parker isn’t on Lucas Browne’s radar”

RICKY HATTON has stated that Kiwi hopeful Joseph Parker isn’t even on Hatton Promotions’ radar for Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne.

Parker defeated little known American Keith Thompson this weekend and has mentioned a showdown with Browne on numerous occasions.

But as Browne, who holds the Commonwealth, WBC EPBC and WBA Inter-continental crowns, is ranked highly by the three main world governing bodies and seemingly on the verge of a world title shot, the match-up is highly unlikely at present.

“I’ve heard Parker’s team say Lucas is scared of them, which is laughable,” Ricky said. Continue reading

Brook: I know I’ll beat Porter 100%

British challenger Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) is going to be stepping out of his comfort zone in coming to the United States to challenge IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) this Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Brook has analyzed Porter’s fighting style and he doesn’t see any way that he can use his aggressive attacks against him on Saturday. Brook points to his timing and his power that will keep Porter from being able to crowd him the way he does all of his opponents.

Brook wants to hit Porter with hard shots each time he tries to charge him to get inside. Brook sees Porter eventually giving up on the idea of trying to fight him on the inside, and instead he’ll stick to the outside where Brook holds all the advantages due to his superior height and reach. Continue reading