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Wladimir favored to beat Haye; Pro Boxing Comes To Malta; Fury ready for Chisora

WILLIAM HILL have taken bets from twenty different countries on the outcome of the weekend’s World Heavyweight title showdown between David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko – but punters from only one country outside of Britain have supported David Haye, while Klitschko has attracted support from all twenty.

‘So far, we have taken bets for Klitschko from Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Russia, S Africa, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Wales’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘But the only support outside of the British Isles for Haye is from three German punters, so it appears that he has almost as tough a task as our Eurovision Song Contest entry each year to win over foreign doubters’

Hills make Haye 11/8 outsider for the fight with Klitschko 4/7 favourite and the draw a 33/1 chance. Klitschko is 10/3 to win on points, Haye 8/1. Klitschko 11/10 to win by KO, 2/1 Hayes likewise.

Pro Boxing Comes To Malta - EBU Inducts Malta Boxing Commission

Earlier this month, at the EBU General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, the EBU Assembly voted that the Malta Boxing Commission become affiliated to the European Boxing Union.

This exciting announcement has paved the way for the development of professional boxing in the Republic, as well as opening the door for promoters to hold sanctioned professional boxing events in Malta for the first time.

Founders of the Malta Boxing Commission ’84 Olympian Alexander Zammit and international sports publicist Gianluca Di Caro today jointly stated their intention to put Malta firmly on the map, boxing wise.

“We are honoured to be affiliated with the prestigious European Boxing Union organization.

We can’t thank EBU Chairman Bob Logist and General Secretary Enza Jacoponi enough for their support and assistance to bring professional boxing to Malta.

We would also like to thank the members of the EBU for their unanimous support to our application.

It is our firm belief that Malta can and will become a leading player in professional boxing in the near future.

Malta has always had an intrinsic pugilistic culture, as such there has always been a very strong amateur and unlicensed boxing scene here.

It’s a natural progression that the best boxers in either discipline move up to the paid ranks; Until now, for Maltese boxers to do this they have had to apply to an overseas sanctioning body; that has changed and any Maltese boxer wishing to turn pro can now apply to their home sanctioning organisation - The Malta Boxing Commission.”

Moving swiftly on, the founders of the Malta Boxing Commission then went on to paint a wider picture of their vision for professional boxing in Malta.

“Over the coming months we will be recruiting officials locally, and in order that the standards of these officials meet the exacting requirements for professional boxing events we intend to work closely with fellow EBU member organizations on the training of referees, judges and other event officials.

With no established professional boxing promoters in Malta it is our intention to work closely with the Malta Tourist Authority (MTA), as well as local and international businesses, in order to provide local and overseas promoters an incentive package that will encourage them to hold major international boxing events here in the near future.

We believe that by attracting such events it will not only benefit local boxers but also the Malta people and the economy as a whole.”

Tyson Fury Ready For His Clash With Dereck Chisora

London (28th June) Female First.co.uk met up with Tyson Fury ahead of his British and Commonwealth title challenge against Champion Dereck Chisora.

The "Big Brawl" is set to take place on Saturday 23rd July at Wembley Arena. The fight will be shown live on Channel 5.

Click the link to read the article.
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/sport/general/Tyson+Fury-3993.html

Fury vs. Chisora will be shown live on Channel 5 on Saturday 23rd July 2011

For Channel 5 information, please contact Lesley Land at the Channel 5 Press Office on 0207 436 3633 or lesley.land@outside-org.co.uk

Sports fans in North America will also be able to watch the “The Big Brawl,” as the event will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95 and in Canada on the Super Channel network.

Tickets are on sale for the “Big Brawl” from the Wembley Arena 24hr box office.

Wembley Arena, 24hr Box Office, 0844 815 0815, www.wembleyarena.co.uk

Prices:

*Ringside Gold Seating £350.00
**Ringside Silver Seating £300.00
**Ringside Bronze Seating £250.00
Outer Ringside Seating £150.00
Premium Tiered Seating £50.00
Tiered Seating £40.00
**Upgrade Ticket £45.00

**Please note. All Gold, Silver and Bronze ringside seats and upgrade ticket purchased have exclusive access to the restaurant bar and includes an all inclusive drinks package. Included in the drinks package are House wine, bottled and draught beer and soft drinks. The bar will be open from 5.30pm - 11.30pm.

Article posted on 28.06.2011



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