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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

Froch vacates IBF title; Luke Campbell Statement

Carl Froch has vacated the IBF Super Middleweight title as he recovers from the injury that ruled him out of a clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

The four-time World champion will now consider his future before potentially defending his WBA Super Middleweight title this summer.

Mandatory challenger James DeGale MBE will now fight the next available contender for the vacant title, and the IBF will instruct Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport as to who that will be and negotiations will commence immediately. Continue reading

Anthony Ogogo sidelined for up to a year

The British Bronze Olympic medallist received bad news when he was informed he would need another Achilles surgery, which could keep him out of the ring for up to a year.

Anthony Ogogo has made a fantastic start to his young professional career in landing a coveted contract with boxing giant Golden Boy Promotions. He then went on to win his first seven straight contests in the middleweight division. Continue reading

Ormond Aims To Join Irish Greats

Irish lightweight ace Stephen Ormond says he’ll be the next fighter from the Emerald Isle to bring back a world title after he defeats Terry Flanagan on Saturday 14th February at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Dubliner Ormond defends his WBO European title against undefeated Manchester star Flanagan with the fight also an eliminator for the WBO World title currently held by American Terrance Crawford, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Continue reading

Hughie Fury faces Rudenko on February 21 in Monte Carlo, on Channel 5

Eager to make up for lost time, Hughie Fury returns to the ring on February 21 in Monte Carlo knowing a win over Ukrainian dangerman Andriy Rudenko will make the rest of the heavyweight division sit up and take notice.

The 20-year-old Fury, inactive since May due to illness, is back firing on all cylinders and keen to emerge as the UK’s leading heavyweight prospect in 2015. To do so, he’ll have to beat Rudenko and stay one step ahead of unbeaten Olympic champion Anthony Joshua. Continue reading