Huck-Rossi weights

Here are the weights from Ludwigsburg, Germany ahead of Team Sauerland´s big show on Saturday night.

World Boxing Organization (WBO) Cruiserweight Title:

Marco Huck: 90 kg
Rogelio Rossi: 89,6 kg

IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title:

Dominik Britsch: 72,3 kg

Billy Lyell: 71,9 kg

IBF International Heavyweight Title:

Kubrat Pulev: 114,6 kg

Travis Walker: 114,3 kg

Big Fight Weekend: Williams-Norton, Huck-Rossi Live On Sports Tonight (Freeview

Armchair boxing fans are in for a big treat this weekend as both the British Cruiserweight title fight, between Leon ‘Solid’ Williams and Rob Norton, and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Cruiserweight title bout, between Marco Huck and Rogelio Omar Rossi are to be broadcast live on Sports Tonight (Freeview HD - Channel 112).

On Friday the evening of domestic pugilistic action starts at 7pm, when presenter Dominic McGuiness will be joined in the studio by former WBU Light Middleweight World Champion Wayne Alexander and Fighting Fit Magazine’s Danny Flexen, as well as joined on the phone by World Boxing Association (WBA) International Super Bantamweight Champion Rendall Munroe, former WBU Lightweight World Champion Graham Earl and Leon Williams’ TRAD TKO Gym mate and regular sparring partner Mitchell Balker for the Big Fight Preview show.

Immediately following the preview show the real action begins with ‘Irish Lightning’ Dean Byrne facing Michael Frontin in an eight round Light-Welterweight contest.

The first of the evenings title fights, featuring Ryan Walsh versus Liam Richards for the vacant English Super Bantamweight title, is next on the bill.

Then it’s the one of the biggest domestic battle of the year, as Streatham’s Leon ‘Solid’ Williams challenges long time British Cruiserweight King Rob Norton for his throne.

Now if that isn’t enough on Saturday presenter Rhodri Williams will be joined in the studio, from 7pm, by WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin and live from the USA the only man to beat Marco Huck, two time International Boxing Federation (IBF) Cruiserweight Champion of the World Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham.

Also joining this illustrious lineup, on the phone, will be Leon ‘Solid’ Williams and his manager/co trainer Johnny Eames to take a look back at Friday’s defining domestic title battle as well as give their views on Huck-Rossi, which will be shown live from Germany from 8pm.

If you would like to give your views on either Williams-Norton or Huck Rossi e.mail or via Skype: Sports Tonight Live.

The Sports Tonight Preview show starts at 7pm on both Friday and Saturday and is available on Freeview Channel 112 as well as on-line at



Katie Taylor is just one win away from winning her fifth European title in-a-row following a convincing victory over Helena Falk in Rotterdam today.

The Bray woman, the current AIBA World champion, beat the Swedish lightweight 25-11 over four, two minute rounds early this afternoon.

She'll now meet Russia's Sofya Ochigava, the 2006 World bantamweight (54Kg) champion, in Saturday's 60Kg final.

Ochigava, who has moved up to lightweight, comfortably beat Bulgaria's Denista Eliseeva in the corresponding semi-final today.

Today's win was Taylor's fourth in five days at the Championships. She is now guaranteed to be taking home at least a silver medal from Rotterdam.

"Katie gave a very good display today. She went out to enjoy herself in the last round, but she didn't leave anything for chance and she put in her punches as well," said Irish team manager Anna Moore.

Saturday's finals begin at 6pm (Irish time).

(Times according to the Dutch Boxing Association).

European Women's Championships Rotterdam, Holland

October 17th (Preliminaries)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray) beat Julia Irmen (Germany) 15-7
69Kg: Laoise Traynor (Bray) lost to Lauren Price (Wales) 2-21
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh) beat Viktoria Kebikava (Belarus) 18-9

October 18th (Last 16)

48Kg: Lynne McEnery (St Pauls) lost to Lynsey Holdaway (Wales) 11-12
51Kg: Katie Rowland (Geesala) lost to Nicola Adams (England) RET3
54Kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan) beat Csilla Nemedi (Hungary) RSC4
57Kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family) lost to Sandra Kruk (Poland) 9-16
60Kg; Katie Taylor (Bray) beat Romina Marenda (Italy) 22-3
64Kg: Kelly Harrington (Corinthians) lost to Martina Schmaranzova (Czech Republic) 9-9 (count back)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh) lost to Savannah Marshal (England) 3-22

(No count back scores available)

October 19th (Quarter-finals)

54Kg: Ceire Smith (Cavan) lost to Sandra Drabik (Poland) 9-24
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray) beat Ayzanat Hajiyeva (Azerbaijan) 17-4
81Kg: Lauragh O'Neill (Paulstown) lost to Tinea Naga (Hungary) 6-17

October 21st (Semi-finals)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray) beat Helena Falk (Sweden) 25-11

October 22nd
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray) v Sofya Ochigava (Russia)

Irish squad

48Kg: Lynne McEnery (St Pauls)
51Kg: Katie Rowland (Geesala)
54Kg: Ciere Smith (Cavan)
57Kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray)
64Kg: Kelly Harrington (Corinthians)
69Kg: Laoise Traynor (Bray)
75kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh)
81kg: Lauragh O'Neill (Paulstown)

Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Pete Taylor, Zaur Antia, Damien Walsh
Physio: Mary Louise Ryan

Article posted on 21.10.2011

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