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Mathews v Luis – Liverpool Fight Card Review

Tonight in Liverpool at the Echo Arena, Britain’s Derry Mathews headlined Frank Warren’s televised show against last minute replacement Tony Luis in a lightweight contest for the interim WBA 135lb strap that was screened live on Boxnation in the UK.

After originally being scheduled to box Cuban Richar Abril in place of original challenger Anthony Crolla, Mathews and promoter Frank Warren have had a nightmare week getting a fight on after Abril pulled out of the contest for a SECOND time a week ago (the first in March) and late replacement Ismael Barroso of Venezuela suffered visa problems that meant he too had to withdraw. Continue reading

Chisora V Price? – Deal or No Deal?

The rumours that have been gathering pace for some time in Britain regarding a potential summer fight between Finchley’s Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13ko) (who, incidentally has dropped the ‘c’ from his first name on twitter!) and Liverpool’s David Price (19-2, 16ko) may need to be put to bed after a social media exchange this afternoon between Chisora himself and Price’s promoters Sauerland Event, appeared to kill any hope fans had of the fight being made.

The saga began with a brief tweet from Kalle and Nisse Sauerland, regarding the proposed June 6th return of Price to the UK, and a potential showdown with Chisora. It read; Continue reading

Derry Mathews v Tony Luis – A Nightmare For Frank Warren

Tonight in Liverpool, after what has been nothing short of an unfortunately farcical situation, hometown man “Dirty” Derry Mathews (37-9-2, 20ko) will step into the ring against Canadian late replacement and unknown quantity, Tony Luis (19-2, 7ko).

It’s a fight that has ended up being for the vacant WBA interim lightweight strap, and after the circus that promoter Frank Warren has had to endure to put it together, Derry is lucky really to be fighting anybody at all. Continue reading

Ryan Farrag lands British title shot

There exists no happier man in Liverpool than exciting bantamweight prospect Ryan Farrag, 13-1 (2KO’s), who was recently announced as the mandatory challenger for the coveted British title held by Lee Haskins, 31-3 (13KO’s).

The announcement made by the British Boxing Board of Control on 9th April called for purse bids to be conducted on Wednesday 13th May, with the bout to take place no later than the end of July. Continue reading

BoxNation To Broadcast Huge Triple-Header This Saturday

BoxNation will air a stunning triple-fight card live and exclusive this Saturday night with knockout artists Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov facing off, Derry Matthews taking on Tony Luis for the interim WBA world lightweight title and Terence Crawford up against Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light-welterweight crown. Continue reading

Mathews/Luis: Weigh-In Results from Liverpool

Here are the results from today’s official weigh-in at the Bierkeller, Liverpool, and running order for Frank Warren’s World Championship boxing event on Saturday 18th April at the Echo Arena: Doors Open – 18:00 hrs

Fight # 1 – 18:30 hrs – 4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest
ANDREW CAIN 8st 2lbs 4oz (114lbs) vs. PATRICK BARTOS 8st 3lbs 4oz (115lbs)

Fight # 2- 4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Light-Middleweight Contest

Dark Destroyer Joins Twitter!

In what is perhaps a light-hearted piece of news, legendary British former world champion Nigel Benn (42-5-1, 35ko) has joined twitter.

A tweet from his son Conor yesterday morning read;

“Follow my old man peeps!” and gave out the @NigelGBenn handle.

Just a couple of hours later, Benn himself took to twitter and said;

“People keep asking if this is the real Nigel Benn. Course it is. What do you want to know? I’m all over UK doing Q and A’s but I’ll try keep up.” Continue reading

James DeGale – Britain’s Next Road Warrior?

On May 23rd in Boston, Mass, North London’s James “Chunky” DeGale (20-1, 14ko) will attempt to become the latest British fighter to travel to America and win a version of the world title, following Sheffield’s IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook who dethroned Shawn Porter in Carson, California, last August.

DeGale will contest the vacant IBF 168lb strap vacated by countryman Carl Froch, against arguably the trickier of Michigan’s Dirrell brothers, Andre. (24-1, 16ko)

Many British fans will remember him from his controversial SD loss to Froch in Nottingham as part of “The Super Six” tournament. A fight many Brits and Froch fans readily concede Dirrell was unlucky to lose. Continue reading

MGM Action in Liverpool; Derry Mathews fights on in Liverpool

It’s not just MGM’s Derry Mathews who will be in the ring on Saturday night in the ECHO arena in Liverpool; also fighting in a sensational fight card is MGM’s Liam Smith who will face Argentina’s David Ezequiel Romero for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Middleweight Championship. And Joe Selkirk and Iain Butcher are also in on the action. Liam has been hard at work since his last TKO victory on 6th March and is expecting to add another title to his name. “I am looking forward to picking up another title and moving up the rankings a spot or two,” he said. Continue reading