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Frank Maloney Signs New TV Deal

FRANK MALONEY has continued his excellent relationship with Sky Sports by signing a new two year contract with the broadcaster. Maloney and Sky have enjoyed a successful working partnership for nearly 20 years and the new deal starts in September. All future Maloney’s shows will be screened live on Saturday night’s and he said: “I am delighted to continue my relationship with Sky. “They have a top class boxing team from top to bottom and you would go a long way to find a more professional bunch..

“It is a massive boost for boxing in general that they have decided to move our sport from Friday to Saturday and proves how committed they are.”

Maloney has developed a heap of world champions during his time with Sky including former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Scott Harrison, David Haye and Paul Ingle,

And with Jason Booth and Rendall Munroe primed for world title challenges in the autumn, Maloney is confident that list will grow before the end of the year.

Booth’s challenge for Steve Molitor’s IBF world super-bantamweight title at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on September 11 will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Munroe is to challenge Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka for the WBC super-bantamweight championship, most probably in October.

Maloney said: “I’m very bullish about Jason and Rendall’s chances.

“The two year-deal also gives me time to develop other fighters that I am very excited about.

“Tony Jeffries is a fighter who I expect to win a world title in time and I think my stable has the most exciting crop of heavyweights in Britain.

“David Price will develop into a world class heavyweight, Tom Dallas is the sleeper of the division and Larry Olubamiwo is a fighter you cannot turn away from.”

Maloney has been behind two of the biggest boxing events ever screened by Sky Sports.

He promoted the biggest all- British heavyweight fight ever, the WBC battle between Lewis and Frank Bruno in October 1993.

Maloney also staged the Ricky Hatton-Juan Lazcano fight which drew a record 58,000 crowd to the City of Manchester Stadium in May 2008.

Article posted on 07.07.2010



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