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Gradovich v Selby UK Bound

Lee Selby looks set to be granted home advantage in his mandatory challenge for the IBF World featherweight title held by Evgeny Gradovich, at a date yet to be set.

This was confirmed this week by Egis Klimas, the US based Russian’s manager, who also manages the affairs of Sergey Kovalev and the sensational Vasyl Lomachenko. Continue reading

Carroll and Saunders join Matchroom

Rising stars Jono Carroll and Jeff Saunders have joined Matchroom Sport.

Carroll was catapulted in the limelight after winning Prizefighter in December, entering the tournament as an unbeaten three-fight novice and seeing off Stephen Foster Jr, Gary Buckland and Michael Devine to claim the trophy at York Hall. The 22 year landed the shot in Prizefighter after an exciting win over Declan Geraghty in November in Dublin, and Carroll will appear on the April 11 bill in Leeds live on Sky Sports. Continue reading

James DeGale to finally become world champion on April 25th?

The title shot for number 1 ranked IBF 168lb fighter James DeGale is confirmed and is likely going to occur on April 25th in the 02Arena in London. The last point which has to be confirmed is the opponent for DeGale.
Negotiations for a meeting between number 2 ranked Andre Dirrell are underway although it would seem the American is sceptical of fighting in the UK after losing a close and controversial decision to home fighter Carl Froch back in 2009. Eddie Hearn, the promoter for DeGale has said that he wants the fight on home soil for DeGales first world title attempt. Likely this fight will get made and it will go to purse bids to get the agreement. Continue reading

Lucas Browne backs Fury to overcome Rudenko

Australian heavyweight contender Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne has backed Hughie Fury to defeat Andriy Rudenko on February 21 in Monte Carlo, but has warned the youngster not to take the Ukrainian dangerman lightly.

Browne defeated Rudenko over twelve rounds last August and is well aware of just how durable and dangerous Fury’s next opponent will be later this month. Continue reading

Anthony Crolla returns to the gym

In December of last year Anthony Crolla suffered a skull fracture and a broken ankle whilst trying to help neighbours who were being burgled. The nature of the injuries put Crolla on the sidelines indefinitely. It came at a terrible time as Crolla was due to face WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril, the biggest fight of his career.

Despite the cancellation of that fight being a crushing blow to his career, it is apparent that Crolla has not lost focus and even with the short amount of time since the incident, he is already back in the ring preparing for his world title opportunity. His team have been pleased with the work he is doing and all indicators suggest he is in the process of a full and speedy recovery. Continue reading

Bradley Skeete says he’ll be fired up on Feb 28

London welterweight star Bradley Skeete says he’ll be fired up to win the Vacant WBO European Welterweight title when he features on the huge O2 arena show on Saturday 28th February, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Skeete makes his return to the ring in his first fight since his close and controversial points decision loss to domestic rival Frankie Gavin last November in their British and Vacant Commonwealth showdown. Continue reading

Sean Watson Bites Back!

After nearly an 18 month hiatus from professional boxing, Sean Watson is looking to shake off the Fatty nickname he has been given by his friends and win his first professional title on February 27th “My friends used to call me ‘Fatty’ when I was younger cause I was a bit chubby, and as I grew up it kind of stuck with me. But as I have been training for the run up to the fight I still get called it in the Gym to this day! Continue reading

DeGale: I will make history in World title bout

James DeGale says it is his destiny to become the first British Olympic Gold medallist to win a World title when he fights for the IBF crown.

DeGale will fight for the vacant belt after Carl Froch vacated the title through injury, and promoter Eddie Hearn is engaged in early negotiations with former Froch foe and first available contender Andre Dirrell. Continue reading