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Brook defeats Dan; Khomitsky KOs Etches

Kell Brook sent out a chilling warning to his Welterweight rivals by dishing out a devastating four-round beating to mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in the first defence of his IBF World title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night (March 28)

Brook came to the ring to a rapturous reception and rose to the occasion like an elite World ruler. The Sheffield star eased into the opening round and Dan felt the first of many right hands in the second half of the first stanza.

A sign of things to follow came in the second round as Dan hit the canvas early and then again after making the count, both from right uppercuts. The Romanian-Canadian was wobbled once more with a minute to go but gritted his teeth to hear the bell. Continue reading

McKenzie retains titles

Ovill McKenzie retained his British and Commonwealth cruiserweight titles with a majority point’s decision over Matty Askin this evening at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.

‘The Upsetter’ defied the odds once more to come on strong from the 6th round to turn the tide on the challenger who had built up a substantial lead through the first 5 sessions – certainly in my opinion at least.

Askin started the better, controlling the 1st round with sharp movement to keep the stalking McKenzie off balance, popping a stiff left jab catching his static looking foe. Continue reading

Results From York Hall: McKenzie Defeats Askin; Calls Out Marco Huck

Frank Warren presents Championship Boxing from the home of London boxing, The York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, headlined by Ovill McKenzie’s British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight title defence against Matty Askin, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

OVILL McKENZIE WPTS12 MATTY ASKIN (Majority decision: 113-114 (Askin), 116-119 (McKenzie), 115-111 (McKenzie)
Ovill McKenzie retained his British and Commonwealth belts in a gruelling battle with younger rival Matty Askin by majority decision. Both men had points deducted, Ovill in round five for hitting behind the head, and Askin in round seven and eight for holding. Despite a lot of holding in the fight, both men unloaded big shots on each other, but in a dramatic tenth round it looked like Ovill was about to stop Askin after hurting him with a big right hand, but couldn’t land the finishing blow. Askin fought back and lasted the final two rounds to hear the bell. McKenzie said, “It was a very tough fight and Askin really pushed me to the end. I want the world title fight next to complete my career, WBO Champion Marco Huck is the man that I want.” Continue reading

Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan – Main Event Preview

IBF World welterweight champion Kell Brook meets mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan this Saturday at Sheffield’s vibrant Motorpoint Arena in front 10,000 fans eager to welcome home their favourite son in style.

It will be Brook’s first defence of his crown, won in hostile territory when outpointing the feared American Shawn Porter in August of 2014.

Yorkshire above most, if not all, UK regions embodies the Ricky Hatton-esque spirit of the British boxing fan. You know what I’m talking about, that intangible connection between fan and fighter, which remains the envy of world boxing. Continue reading

Liam Desmond looking for fifth win in Essex on June 20

Undefeated middleweight talent, Liam Desmond 4-0 will next fight on June 20th at Civic Hall, Grays looking for his fifth win in the pro ranks on a Carl Greaves Promotions show.

The 21-year-old from Corringham, Essex said of his next fight, “It’s at the Civic Hall again and I’ve got no idea of the opponent just yet but it’ll possibly be a four round fight but maybe six rounds.” Continue reading

BoxNation To Televise Klitschko vs. Jennings on April 25

BoxNation are delighted to announce they will be screening undisputed heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko’s April 25th fight with leading contender Bryant Jennings live and exclusive.

The Ukrainian superstar has enjoyed a 10-year title reign at the top of boxing’s glamour division but will now put his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts on the line against the undefeated Jennings at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York. Continue reading

Introducing Heavyweight Hope Nick Webb

Chertsey heavyweight hope Nick Webb attributes the formidable power and athleticism that took him to an ABA final in the amateurs to his time as a teenage athlete, writes Glynn Evans.

‘Prior to boxing, I threw the shot put and discus for Newham and Essex Beagles AC from the age of 13 and that made me very strong,’ claims the 6ft 6in, 18 stone colossus who makes his pro bow in a four rounder against Croatia’s Hrvoje Kisicek at the York Hall tonight, live and exclusive BoxNation.

‘The shot developed the power for my straight right hand and the discuss developed the rotation for the hooks. I also played basketball and rugby,’ Continue reading