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“War” From Buglioni & Markham – “Striking Distance” Card Review Feat. Skeete/Smith

Frank Warren tonight brought his “Striking Distance” show to the Wembley Arena in London (in a televised clash with Sky’s Matchroom “Resurrection” show from Birmingham) – which after pull-outs by middleweight stars Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr, ended up being (ably) carried by stable starlets Frank Buglioni, Bradley Skeete and Mitchell Smith – whose loyal A-Team were out in droves and vocal in their support of the top young 126/130lb prospect.

In the end it was Enfield’s Buglioni and his fight with old amateur rival Lee Markham that stole the show in a hard fought, blood and guts domestic battle that going in was tipped to be the Fight Of The Night. Continue reading

Resurrection – Birmingham – Ringside Review

Anthony Joshua KO2 Raphael Zumbano Love

Ever since Anthony Joshua demolished Denis Bakhtov in two disturbing rounds back in October 2014, there have been calls for the so obviously blessed heavyweight to be matched tougher.

Unfortunately for South America’s heavyweight champion Raphael Zumbano Love (donning velour shorts on the night) these calls have been ignored. In two equally alarming rounds he, just like his 11 peers before him, found out just what the fuss is all about. Continue reading

Results from SSE Arena, Wembley

FINAL RESULTS FROM THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY

Fight # 1
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Heavyweight Contest
ANTHONY YARDE WKO2 (Time: 2:35) MITCH MITCHELL
Hard-hitting Anthony Yarde makes a successful pro debut with a second round stoppage of tough Lincoln man Mitch Mitchell. Yards was calm and composed as he stalked Mitchell, pumping a strong jabs and hard rights. Yarde dropped Mitchell with a hard right to the body before the end of the first round and Mitchell was saved by the bell. In the second round Yarde started fast and dropped Mitchell with a big right hand for the ten count. Continue reading

Weigh-In Videos for tomorrow’s show at the Wembley Arena

Here are the weights and running order for tomorrow’s show at the Wembley Arena:

Doors Open: 17:45

Fight # 1 – 18:05 hrs

4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Heavyweight Contest

ANTHONY YARDE vs. MITCH MITCHELL

Fight # 2

4 X 3 Minute Rounds Heavyweight Contest

NICK WEBB vs. MARTIN SZATMARI

Fight # 3

4 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest

ALEX HUGHES vs. DANNY BROWN

Fight # 4

8 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Middleweight Contest

AHMET PATTERSON vs. JOHN BRENNAN

Fight # 5

8 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Featherweight Championship

GEORGE JUPP vs. BARRINGTON BROWN

Fight # 6

4 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Featherweight Contest

BOY JONES JNR vs. AARON FLINN

Fight # 7

THE WBO EUROPEAN SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

10 X 3 Minute Rounds at 12st (168lbs)

FRANK BUGLIONI 12st (168lb) vs. LEE MARKHAM 11st 13lb 5oz (167lbs)

Fight # 8

THE WBO EUROPEAN WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

10 X 3 Minute Rounds at 10st 7lbs (147lbs)

BRADLEY SKEETE 10st 6lbs 4oz (146lbs) vs. BRUNET ZAMORA 10st 6lbs 9oz (146lbs)

Fight # 9

THE VACANT WBO INTERCONTINENTAL SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

10 X 3 Minute Rounds at 9st 4lbs (130lbs)

MITCHELL SMITH 9st 3lbs 5oz (129.5lbs) vs. CRISTIAN PALMA 9st 2lbs 1oz (128.1lbs)

Fight # 10 – Follow On or Floater

6 X 3 Minute Rounds Lightweight Contest

EDIZ HUSSEIN vs. JAMIE QUINN

Fight # 11 – Follow On or Floater

6 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Middleweight Contest

JOE PIGFORD vs. SIMIONE LUCAS

Running order is subject to change without prior notice.

Matthew Macklin still focused on World titles

Matthew Macklin retains the unflinching belief that he is capable of world title glory ahead his comeback on Matchroom’s RESURRECTION card this Saturday.

Multiple middleweight World title challenger Macklin, 31-6 (20KO’s), returns to British shores for the first time since 2010 as he looks to rebuild his career in his hometown of Birmingham following his crushing defeat to Jorge Sebastian Heiland by 10th round knockout in November 2014.

Macklin will now face unheralded Hungarian southpaw Sandor Micsko, 25-8-2 (19KO’s), in the wake of original opponent Ferenc Albert’s withdrawal from the contest earlier this week. A change unlikely to phase the middleweight who continues to reach for the stars, despite some alarming signs in his previous contest. Continue reading

Big three prospects step in for Gavin

Never has a boxing show been handed a more fitting name.

‘RESURRECTION’ Matchroom’s foray into the British heartlands – set to take place this Saturday in Birmingham – has been impacted by schedule changes and drop outs that have seen the UK’s premier promotional outfit call in the cavalry.

Premier prospects Anthony Joshua, Luke Campbell and Callum Smith will step in to fill the void left by home favourite Frankie Gavin – who will now challenge IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on 30th May in London’s O2 Arena. Continue reading

Eggington gunning for Commonwealth glory

Sam Eggington, 14-2 (8KO’s), faces Ghanaian Joseph Lamptey, 18-5-1 (12KO’s), for the right to call himself Commonwealth welterweight champion in front of a nationwide Sky audience, as he takes the stage as chief support to Anthony Joshua on Matchroom’s RESURRECTION event in Birmingham this coming Saturday.

The 21-year old can expect strong backing from his hometown faithful, in what has the look of the most competitive fight on offer on an evening which includes the very best prospects British boxing has to offer, tuning up for bigger tests ahead. Continue reading

Sheffields Finest Unite To Produce Charity Single To Take Fighter To The Top

Sheffield-based Singer songwriter, Music Producer and DJ, Damon Hess, who has collaborated with many top class guest artists, has stepped into Ex Army Infantry boxer- turned professional fighter, Ross Burkinshaw’s corner, to write and produce his own entrance music in time for his WBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight title fight on May 30th, when he faces South African Klaas Mboyane. Continue reading