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Paddock Set For Hometown Title Tilt

Walsall light welterweight, Luke Paddock, is set to fight for a first title in his hometown in March.   The 22 year-old prospect goes in search of Bronze Masters honours when he takes on Stoke’s Kevin Hanks at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 1st March.   The former Priory Park ABC star has recorded five straight victories since switching to the professional ranks and is delighted to be competing [...]

Hatton Offers Free Hatton Acacemy Taster Sessions At Bodypower Expo

PERSONAL TRAINERS and group exercise instructors can get a feel for what the Hatton Academy has to offer by taking part in a free 30 minute taster session with Ricky Hatton himself at this year's BodyPower Expo. The four-time world boxing champion has been involved at the three-day event for the past few years, but this time he will be getting interactive and providing an hands-on demonstration of [...]

Record first day ticket sales for Burns vs. Crawford

Tickets for Ricky Burns’ WBO World Lightweight title defence against Terence Crawford at the SECC in Glasgow on March 1 outsold his last defence against Raymundo Beltran five to one after going on sale yesterday. Burns makes the fifth defence of his crown live on Sky Sports against the highly rated unbeaten American Crawford, and the fight has grabbed the imagination of fight fans as tickets were [...]

Mark Prince Back On Championship Trail

World Boxing Union President, Don Lewis, announced earlier today that Tottenham, London’s Mark Prince, will be challenging for the vacant WBU Europe Cruiserweight title, against a yet to be named opponent, on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted WARZONE at the York Hall, in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 1st March 2014. Prince, whose record stands at twenty wins, sixteen by way of [...]

Ashley Theophane looks back on 2013 and talks Mayweather Promotions

by Ashley Theophane - As I look forward to a fresh and positive new year, it has given me the chance to reflect back on 2013 from my perspective. It has been an exceptional year that met the dreams I had as a five year old child. Many of the ‘experts’ have frequently said that it would not be possible for me to achieve hardly anything over my ten year career. This could have deflected anyone [...]

In Depth With Terry Flanagan

  Apprenticeship served, Manchester lightweight Terry Flanagan is now primed to make his assault on the major titles.   Despite a largely understated entry into the profession back in January 2009, ‘Turbo Terry’ has made steady progress, compiling a perfect 22-0 slate.   Last year he captured and successfully retained the English super-feather strap with back-to-back ten round points wins over [...]

Lewis Pettitt Aiming To Rise To The Top

  Top talent Lewis Pettitt says he’ll breakthrough this year as one of the top names in the talent-packed domestic super-bantamweight division.   The Erith fighter makes his debut for new promoter Frank Warren under Queensberry Promotions on Saturday 15th February at the Copper Box Arena which features stars Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury, Frank Buglioni and Bradley Skeete, all live and exclusive [...]

George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard Returns To The Fray On 1st March

George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard makes his long awaited return to the ring, on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted double WBU Europe Championship headed WARZONE event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 1st March. George, who was one of the brightest stars on the amateur scene, clocking up an impressive 39 wins from 49 bouts, turned pro in 2005 and was signed by Barry Hearn to [...]

Ricky Burns: Crawford fight will be difficult for me

After two years as the WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2-1, 11 KO's) may be reaching the end of the line as the champion after four title defenses. He dodged a bullet against Raymundo Beltran last September in being given a 12 round draw, and he lucked out in halting Jose Gonzalez last year in May in a fight that he was losing. However, Burns' luck might be at an end when he faces the unbeaten [...]

Eddie Hearn says Froch-Groves II could sell out an 80,000 arena in UK! (but will it happen?)

Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn spoke with Sky Sports today, on the subject of whether or not we will see a return bout between bitter British rivals Carl Froch and George Groves. Fans everywhere have craved a sequel ever since the November clash between the two super-middleweights thrilled and then ended controversially, with Froch retaining his super-middleweight titles via what was widely viewed as a [...]

Tony Conquest Goes For Commonwealth Crown At York Hall

  Tony Conquest will now headline a show at the The York Hall on Saturday 22nd February when he challenges for the Vacant Commonwealth Cruiserweight Championship against Aussie Daniel Ammann, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).   It was announced that the Romford ace would face Ammann on the Copper Box Arena show on Saturday 15th February, but his fight has been rescheduled [...]

Burnett And Upton Return To The Emerald Isle Next Month

HATTON PROMOTIONS' young Irish sensations Ryan Burnett and Sonny Upton will look to increase their already sizable fan-bases when they return to the Emerald Isle next month. The Belfast pair, who are trained by four-time world champion Ricky Hatton, will appear on Nowhere to Hide Promotions' stacked card at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday February 15. As amateurs, both boxers represented [...]