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Will Eddie Hearn Improve Offer To Make Frampton/Quigg A Reality?

This weekend two of the world’s premium 122 lb fighters go separately into battle after negotiations between their respective camps recently broke down.

Bury’s Scott Quigg will defend his WBA (reg) super bantamweight crown against dangerous Spaniard Kiko Martinez in Manchester, while IBF champ and new Al Haymon signing Carl Frampton heads out to the US for his American debut on CBS against Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.

The all-British clash is arguably the biggest domestic dust-up there is, short of Kell Brook v Amir Khan, and following recent comments from Team Frampton that conveyed their dissatisfaction at the financial minutiae in particular, Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn is seemingly prepared to improve his offer to the Irishman’s team, should both emerge winners this weekend. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua v Gary Cornish Confirmed For September

Big punching British heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua will face unbeaten Scotsman Gary Cornish for the Commonwealth heavyweight title on September 12th, it has been confirmed by the ex-Olympian’s promoters, Matchroom Sport.

After Australian heavy Lucas Browne was stripped of the title recently, promoter Eddie Hearn has maneuvered his man expertly into position for his first significant title fight, with a view to then facing old amateur foe Dillian Whyte in November or December – assuming, of course, he first gets past Cornish. Continue reading

David Price Keen To Push On To World Level With Big Win Tonight

Tonight in Germany the David Price rebuilding project hits it’s first real obstacle when the giant Liverpudlian fights unbeaten German Erkan Teper for the European heavyweight title in what is a “must win” fight.

Defeat tonight will surely spell the end for Price, who’s career was in the wilderness after back to back knockout losses to wily old American veteran Tony Thompson in 2013.

After parting with then-promoter Kellie Maloney, German heavyweights Sauerland Event invested heavily in Price and he is keen to reward their belief with a solid win against Terper in Ludwigsburg tonight. Continue reading

Romeo Romaeo Interview

Nomadic showman Romeo Romaeo brings his unique ring act to the York Hall, Bethnal Green tonight.

The hard to ignore Bristol-born muscle man looks to extend his unbeaten run to eight and expand his fan club by mesmerising useful Latvian Ivans Levickis.

Boxing writer Glynn Evans caught up with him. Continue reading

Hughie Fury: “Tyson loves facing taller fighters – he’s Klitschko’s worst nightmare

Heavyweight prospect Hughie Lewis Fury says his latest training camp has been boosted by news of Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title shot against Wladimir Klitschko and that he fully expects his cousin to bring the belts back to England when the pair meet on October 24 in Germany.

Twenty-year-old Hughie faces durable Brazilian veteran George Arias on July 25 at Derby Arena and admits he couldn’t be happier right now.

“It’s a good thing for the whole family that Tyson has finally got his shot,” he said. “I’m over the moon for him. Continue reading

Price and Teper weigh-in ahead of European title showdown

David Price (19-2, 16 KOs) and Erkan Teper (14-0, 9 KOs) took to the scales today ahead of their European Heavyweight title fight on Friday night at the MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Price, who tipped the scales at 113.1kg (17st 11lbs 1oz), looked in fine form as he attempts to wrestle the vacant European crown from the undefeated Teper, weighing in at 114.3kg (17st 13lbs 9oz), tomorrow night.

‘’I feel great,’’ said the former British and Commonwealth Champion. Continue reading

Nathan Cleverly: ‘I Want To Rematch Kovalev’

It was a bleak night for British boxing and Nathan Cleverly back in August of 2013, when the then WBO light-heavyweight champion surrendered his title to big-hitting Russian Sergey Kovalev in front of his hometown fans in Cardiff – knocked out in four dominant rounds by the brutal puncher, who announced himself to the world and ripped the bottom out of the Welshman’s confidence and career in the process.

However, 2 years on and after a brief flirtation up at cruiserweight, the former champion is back at 175 lbs and is looking to right past wrongs, telling respected British publication ‘Boxing News’ – perhaps misguidedly – that a Kovalev rematch would be on his radar for the future. Continue reading

Billy Joe Saunders: ‘You Can’t Get Careless Against Andy Lee’

On September 19th at Thomond Park, Limerick, a massive fight for British and Irish boxing will go down, when WBO middleweight champion ‘Irish’ Andy Lee defends his title against mandatory challenger, Hatfield’s Billy Joe Saunders.

The bout will be historic in that it will be the first time two men of traveller origins have contested a version of a world title, and talking to iFLtv this week, Saunders gave an insight into the significance of the fight within their communities; Continue reading

“High Stakes” For Scott Quigg Against Kiko Martinez On Saturday

WBA (reg) super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg knows he will be in for the fight of his life on Saturday night against former IBF 122 lb boss Kiko Martinez in Manchester, topping the Matchroom Sport double world title “High Stakes” card alongside stablemate Anthony Crolla, who challenges for the WBA 135 lb title against Colombian Darleys Perez.

The Joe Gallagher trained Quigg is under no illusions that he will need a career best performance in front of the partisan Manchester crowd, as Spaniard Martinez is a seasoned road warrior, more than used to boxing – and winning – away from home. Continue reading

John Gillies Interview

Liverpool face John Gillies is a fighting man to the core.

Expelled from football for punching a barracking fan, the 32 year old cruiserweight has dabbled in the unlicensed and ‘bare knuckle’ scenes, fought for pay on the MMA and K1 circuits and had more than his share of ‘cobble’ fights for nothing more than honour. Continue reading