News: Moore vs Rhodes Earns WBC Eliminator Status; Scots Sporting Titles Announce title Fight Deal

THE winner of next month's domestic battle of the year between Jamie Moore and Ryan Rhodes will be on the verge of a world title. Not only have will Moore's European light-middleweight title be on the line, but the WBC has granted the fight eliminator status for Sergio Martinez's world crown. It adds even more spice to the mouth-watering all southpaw clash which takes place at Bolton Arena on Friday 23rd October. Salford's Moore (32-3) is ranked third and Rhodes (42-4) seventh in the organisation's latest rankings for WBC champion 154lb Sergio Martinez's crown..

Moore's manager Steve Wood and co-promoter Frank Maloney hope that if Moore wins he will get a straight shot at the Argentinian or at a final eliminator against mandatory contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Maloney said: "I have lobbied the WBC and it is great that they are getting behind British boxing.

"If Jamie wins he will go to the WBC convention in Jeju, Korea in early November and try and get him the fight he dreams of.

"This fight is already potentially the domestic fight of the year, but this great news from the WBC makes it even bigger. No wonder tickets are flying out of the door."

The Frank Maloney promoted show will be one the biggest in Britain this year with FIVE title fights at the 4000 capacity arena.

In the chief support the bill a battle of little big men sees St Helens Gary Davies (9-2-1) risks his British bantamweight title against Ian Napa (18-7).

The pair were due to clash this week, but Davies who won the crown against Matthew Edmonds in April sustained a calf injury.

A third title sees Burnley star Stuart McFadyen (12-1-1) challenge Doncaster's Jamie McDonnell (11-2-1) for the vacant English super-flyweight title.

A third British title fight and another championship fight will be added to the bill later this week

Tickets are now on sale prices £40, £60, £80 and £125 from and 0871 226 1508


TWO of the most famous business names in Scottish sport have today joined forces in a groundbreaking broadcast partnership.

The St Andrew’s Sporting Club and 110sport Group have reached agreement for to broadcast the forthcoming Commonwealth Lightweight title fight between holder Lee McAllister and Charlie King in Aberdeen on Saturday, 17 October. will broadcast the fight and the undercard online, a deal which St Andrew’s owner Tommy Gilmour says can only be good news for Scottish boxing.

“This is a partnership between two renowned Scots brands whose reach goes way beyond Scotland. I am delighted we have come to an agreement for this fight to be streamed live and exclusively by,” said Gilmour.

“Our association stretches back to the days when my grandfather managed and promoted the father of 110’s President, Ian Doyle.”

“We are always looking for ways to take boxing to a wider audience – and this agreement gives us access to a massive market and a potential global audience.

“This was always going to be a special fight for Scotland. But it could now be a special fight for the future of Scottish boxing.”

For 110sport Group, Chief Executive Dave MacKinnon said; “Sport today is all about innovation and we are delighted that Tommy Gilmour has been willing to join us in this venture. This is an exciting opportunity for all concerned and one that could revolutionise boxing.

“The chance to be involved with this fight, with Aberdeen’s Lee McAllister taking on Charlie King from Motherwell - billed by many as ‘Granite versus Steel’ – was too good an opportunity to miss.

“And I am sure fight fans the length and breadth of the country won’t want to miss this fight night either – which will cost just £3.99 to watch live and exclusively on”

Article posted on 06.10.2009

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