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UK Boxing: Tony Jeffries; Martin Lindsay; Frank Maloney

TONY JEFFRIES has split with trainer Bobby Rimmer after 18 months together. The Olympic bronze medallist (7-0-1) is being trained by Sean Casey for his next fight at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on Saturday 11th September. After the Sunderland boxer’s next fight, a major announcement will be made regarding a new full-time trainer. ‘Jaffa’s’ promoter said: “The split is no reflection on the job Bobby has done with Tony since they teamed-up. “I rate Bobby highly and I hope to continue our good working relationship..

“He already trains British light-middleweight title contender, Brian Rose who I co-promote, and hopefully there will be other fighters with can work together with.

“Everyone involved with Tony’s career would like to thank Bobby for all the sacrifices he has made for Tony.”

Maloney indicated that Jeffries’s long-term future could lay with an American trainer.

He added: “When Tony was in America on holiday I arranged for him to meet with some well known trainers I have personal knowledge of.

“He enjoyed meeting them, but I have to emphasise no decision has been taken yet. It will be made immediately after the next contest.

“I am sure Sean will make sure that Tony is well prepared for next week’s test.”

Jeffries’s opponent will be named in the next 48 hours.

The Houghton-le-Spring bill is topped by Jason Booth (35-5) who challenges for Canadian Steve Molitor’s (32-1) IBF world super-bantamweight championship.

In the chief supporting bout to, British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay (16-0) boxes a non-title bout.

Local stars in action include Jon Lewis Dickinson (8-1), Travis Dickinson (6-0), Trevor Crewe (2-2), Gary Fox (2-0), Kirk Goodings (4-0), Martin Ward (8-0), George Watson (8-1-2), and debutant Glen Foot.

Tickets for the massive night of action are available from 0871 226 1508, 0191 564 0202 or www.frankmaloney.com. VIP Ringside are £95 with the rest a bargain £35. Get yours in advance for a show that looks certain to sell out.


LINDSAY’S GOT TWO FIGHTS ON HIS MIND

MARTIN LINDSAY has his eye on two fights in the next few days, but will only be landing his bombs in one of them.

The British featherweight champion (16-0) faces Kenyan southpaw David Kiilu (33-10-2) in a non-title eight rounder at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on Saturday 11th September.

He also has one eye on this Saturday’s Commonwealth championship clash between John Simpson and Stephen Smith – where the winner will become his mandatory challenger.

Lindsay, 28, said: “Simpson v Smith is a very hard fight to call, but I couldn’t care less which one I defend my British title against.

“I just hope there is someone who has the bottle to share a ring with me for my British crown.

“Kiilu looks a good opponent and has more experience than anybody I have ever faced and even won a title at lightweight.”

Promoter Frank Maloney added: “It is such a headache getting Martin matched up because nobody wants to face him.

“Ideally, I would have liked next week’s bout to be a British title defence but nobody wanted to know, although I am sure Simpson or Smith will be keen.”

Lindsay won the British title when he last boxed in March with a convincing points win over Jamie Arthur.

The Houghton-le-Spring bill is topped by Jason Booth (35-5) who challenges for Canadian Steve Molitor’s (32-1) IBF world super-bantamweight championship.

Local stars in action include Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries (7-0-1), Jon Lewis Dickinson (8-1), Travis Dickinson (6-0), Trevor Crewe (2-2), Gary Fox (2-0), Kirk Goodings (4-0), Martin Ward (8-0), George Watson (8-1-2), and debutant Glen Foot.

Tickets for the massive night of action are available from 0871 226 1508, 0191 564 0202 or www.frankmaloney.com. VIP Ringside are £95 with the rest a bargain £35. Get yours in advance for a show that looks certain to sell out.



MALONEY LAUNCHES INTERNET SHOW FOR FANS

FRANK MALONEY is launching a fortnightly internet boxing show that will be a knockout for fight fans.

The promoter’s innovative programme will be available on www.frankmaloney.com and the promoter’s You Tube channel, Maloney Promotions

It will be presented by American fight enthusiast Castle Chalice and called ‘In the Ring with Castle.’

The inaugural show will be broadcast in the final week of September and Maloney expects fans to be bowled over.

The talk show will deliver latest news, features and involve fan interaction that will make it the talk of boxing.

Maloney said: “It is an idea I have been toying with for a while, and now it’s all systems go. I am very excited about the project.

“It won’t just be news breaking, but will also feature fighter interviews and there will also be a chance for fans to voice their opinions.

“Obviously I will feature FTM stable prominently, but we will also look ahead to other big fights in Britain and the world.

“It will be great exposure also for young prospects and boxers who don’t get the national media attention or televised fights.

“I will announce the date and time of the first ‘In the Ring with Castle,’ in the next few days.”

Article posted on 08.09.2010



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