Boxing News - Cleverly eyes Francis, Steve Cunningham, Bobby Gunn

Nathan Cleverly is eyeing a possible fight with Dean Francis following his impressive win over Tony Oakey on Friday night. Cleverly defeated Oakey on points to win the Commonwealth light-heavyweight title at the Everton Park Sports Centre in Liverpool. He had been due to fight Francis until the Basingstoke man vacated the Commonwealth belt six weeks ago. But a fight with Francis - the British title holder - could be resurrected in the wake of Cleverly's superb victory..

And both fighters now hold triumphs over Oakey.

Cleverly refused to call out Francis after the Oakey win - but didn't rule out a fight against the veteran puncher.

"I'm not going to get caught up in all the hype," the 21-year-old told

"It's going to be back to the drawing board and down to hard work.

"We are going to sit down now and decide whether to defend this or go for another title."

Meanwhile Cleverly said it was a dream come true to lift his first title - but said he won't be fully satisfied until he wins a world belt.

"It makes all the hard work worthwhile. I've dreamt of this since I was 11 when I started boxing," he said.

"I just have to stay level-headed and my dream to become world champion can be realised.

"I haven't set a time to achieve my goal because anything can happen in boxing.

"It's hard to be a champion, but harder to stay one and that's why I've got to dig deep."

Auction to Support Cancer Awareness Featuring Autographed Shirt and Meet & Greet with IBF Cruiserweight Champ Steve Cunningham

Boxing fans this is a one and only chance for you to support Cancer Awareness and win an autographed T-Shirt signed by many of the great boxers featured and in attendance at the Shamrocks and Dreams Event in Philly on October 4, 2008. The shirt has been signed in person by Hall of Famer Jeff Chandler, Former Heavyweight Champ Tim Witherspoon and his son Tim Witherspoon Jr. (who just got his first victory), IBF Cruiserweight Champion Steve Cunningham, Former World Junior Middleweight Champion Kassim 'The Dream' Ouma, Current NABA Light Heavyweight Champ Yusaf Mack, Irish Boxing Up and Coming Stars Paul Hyland, Simon 'Slick Fighting Irish' O'Donnell, Patrick Hyland.

This pink cancer support t-shirt has a special meaning and it's a symbol of the Courageous efforts of Philadelphia Boxer Jamaal Davis, who is doing what ever it takes to highlight the importance of cancer awareness, Davis is a young middleweight from Philadelphia who lost his wife Patrilla, who passed away at the age of 25 last December after battling breast cancer for years. Davis who was decked out in pink for Cancer Awareness Month, fought a four round bout on the October 4th Shamrocks and Dreams Event in honor and memory of his wife. Davis and his kind hearted trainer Sharron Baker have also autographed this shirt. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to The American Cancer Society in memory of Patrilla Davis.

Steve Cunningham current IBF Cruiserweight Champ who is preparing for his December 11th title defense against Tomasz 'Polish Warrior' Adamek at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Is also contributing to this great cause and supporting Davis his gym mate by giving the winner of this auction a chance to meet him and watch one of his training sessions at The James Shuler Memorial Gym.

Champion Steve Cunningham will also sign a pair of boxing gloves for the winning bidder.

Please help KO Cancer by bidding on this awesome boxing package all proceeds (100%) from this auction will be donated to The American Cancer Society. Winning bidder has the option to make a check payable to the American Cancer Society for the total of the winning bid.

Steve Cunningham and the winning bidder must agree on a mutual time for the meet and greet.

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Gunn to Headline “Thursday Night Thunder” November 20th in Phoenix!

Former IBA and current IBC cruiserweight champion Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn 19-3-1 (16 KO’s) will return to the ring Thursday November 20th as he headlines “Thursday Night Thunder” at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The card is being promoted by New York based attorney George Kokkalenios and David Feldman of FelKO promotions. Gunn will be challenging for the WBC/USNBC cruiserweight title, with the potential of a big time bout if victorious. Gunn is excited to step back into the squared circle following his impressive title winning performance in July.

“I am glad to be fighting again before the year comes to the end, said Gunn. “I appreciate all the support especially that of my attorney George Kokkalenios, who has been a major part of putting this show together. This will be my sixth title fight and first for a prestigious WBC belt, so I plan to put on a great show for all my fans”, said the former amateur star.

Gunn’s opponent and the undercard bouts will be announced shortly. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday October 15th and can be purchased by going to

Article posted on 12.10.2008

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