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Lucas Browne hoping for Sheffield support

LUCAS 'BIG DADDY' BROWNE is hoping Sheffield fight fans get behind him when he faces Eric Martel Bahoeli this Saturday, despite him defeating one of the city's favourite sons. Browne, 35, set up his Commonwealth heavyweight shot by stopping the Steel City's own Richard Towers in Hull last November, but believes he'll have the support of the crowd at the Ponds Forge Arena. The Aussie [...]

Warrington to start new era for Matchroom Boxing in Leeds

Huge show on May 21 at First Direct Arena – Stephen Smith faces World title eliminator Josh Warrington will defend his Commonwealth Featherweight title at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Wednesday May 21 live on Sky Sports – the first Matchroom Boxing show in the city. The 23 year old Leeds man defended his title in style on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, forcing the retirement [...]

Hull Prospect Charlie Payton Inspired By ‘Boom Boom’

It's a great time to be turning pro if you're a fighter from Hull. With IBF International champion Tommy Coyle and Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell both hailing from the city, young Charlie Payton doesn't need to look far for inspiration. The 22-year-old gets his second pro outing at Hull's City Hall on May 2, on a show streamed live and free on VIPBOXING.TV. And the former double ABA champion [...]

Gethin Takes Inspiration From Crolla Win

Martin Gethin has taken inspiration from Anthony Crolla’s stoppage victory over John Murray on Saturday evening. The Walsall boxer has been sparring fellow lightweight, Crolla, in the build up to his British Title defence against Derry Mathews at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday, May 10th. Gethin has been a regular visitor to Joe Gallagher’s Manchester-based gym in recent weeks [...]

All Change For Martin – Mayall Out, Mooney In For April 26th Title Fight

Following a well deserved Easter break Tommy Martin returned to the TRAD TKO for the final preparations for his upcoming title fight this coming Saturday, only to learn that his opponent, Ashley Mayall, had pulled out. Tommy’s manager, Johnny Eames, was straight on the case and before Tommy had even finished his training session with coach Barry Smith, a new opponent had been secured. [...]

Ashley Theophane, fine tuning for The Moment

The countdown has now really begun. This is our last week of intensive gym work before May 2nd. My opponent has 15 wins, with 13 of them by way of knock out. He has fought Carlos Molina who fights Adrien Broner on the same show as me. He has also fought WBA world lightweight champion, Richard Abril. This will be my 42nd fight and every fight I have now is of the utmost importance. Any slip up [...]

Hall and Butler Meet Head To Head In Newcastle

IBF World Bantamweight Champion Stuart Hall and undefeated challenger Paul Butler met head-to-head for the first time today to discuss their big summer “Rampage” showdown at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 7th June*. Darlington’s rock hard and experienced Hall puts his title on the line for the second time against a British challenger - in March he retained his title against Martin [...]

Scouse Puncher Wants KO Double

Liverpool fight fans could well have an exciting new KO star to get behind, if ex-MMA warrior Colin Farricker's pro boxing debut is anything to go by. The Scouse banger became just the third man to stop renowned tough-guy Mitch Mitchell in over 20 fights when he knocked out the Lincoln journeyman with a vicious uppercut on his debut in February. Now slated to face another equally durable [...]

Guerfi keen to show Hatton what he’s got

EUROPEAN Bantamweight champion Karim Guerfi says he's not worried about defending his title away from the home and he's keen to show Ricky Hatton what he's all about. The Frenchman, 27, risks his championship against The Hitman's charge, and mandatory challenger Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night (April 26) and believes he will come away with his reputation [...]

Welborn & Paddock Lend A Hand

Jason Welborn and Luke Paddock were on hand to present two Black Country amateur boxing clubs with cheques for £500 yesterday. The boxing duo, who headline EJKO Promotions’ ‘MayDay!’ show at Walsall Town Hall next month, leant Walsall Football Club a helping hand during their Bank Holiday Monday encounter with Gillingham. Each year, The Saddlers are given a donation to distribute to worthwhile [...]

Hitman predicts blistering performance from The Bomber

RICKY HATTON is predicting a top class performance from Sheffield middleweight Adam Etches at the Ponds Forge Arena this Saturday (April 26). Etches, 23, vies to win his third professional title when he takes on tough Mexican Felipe De La Paz Teniente for the WBC Youth title and 'The Hitman' is expecting sparks to fly. "Adam is one of the country's biggest ticket sellers and is fast gaining a reputation [...]

Hall vs Butler on June 7

Reigning IBF World Bantamweight Champion Stuart Hall, and undefeated challenger Paul Butler, will clash in a huge all-British summer showdown at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday June 7.* Hall v Butler is presented by Dennis Hobson, in association with Queensberry Promotions, and will be televised live and exclusive on The Channel Of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 590 and Virgin Ch. [...]