Could 2014-15, be a ‘break-out’ campaign for Paddington light-middleweight Gary Corcoran?
The 23 year old who they call ‘Hellraiser’ has ripped through his first ten pro opponents and is looking ominously more formidable with each passing outing.
A natural born scrapper with a rich Irish traveller heritage, Corcoran begins his season at eight round level at the York Hall, Bethnal Green – live on BoxNation- on September 20th but is predicting that it will conclude with a title belt clasped around his midriff.
A bright talent to emerge on BoxNation screens last season was stylish Chingford super-middle Tom Baker. The 6ft 1in redhead with the ramrod left jab made five starts since July 2013 and excelled in each to advance his slate to a perfect 9-0.
The former two time senior English ABA finalist and regular England rep kick starts his new campaign with a six rounder at the York Hall on September 20TH. To see how he fares and to catch the whole card – tune into BoxNation, the Channel of Champions (Sky Ch.437 (HD490)/Sky Ch.546) from 7pm on fight night. Last week, boxing writer Glynn Evans caught up with quiet but likeable 22 year old to review his career thus far and discuss his aspirations for 2014-15.
London Olympic 2012 Captain Tom Stalker will face fellow unbeaten fighter Chris Jenkins in a British Light Welterweight Title eliminator on Queensberry Promotions’ ‘Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ bill at the Liverpool Echo Arena on 25th October, which will be live on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).
Tickets for promoter Frank Warren’s ‘Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ show at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 25th October will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 13th August) at midday.
The blockbuster event features some of the best talent in British boxing, including Merseyside stars: Paul Butler, Liam Smith, Derry Mathews, Terry Flanagan and Kevin Satchell, all in big title action, plus Chris Eubank Jnr., and many more.
Heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will settle their differences once and for all on Saturday 22nd November at the ExCeL London.
The bitter rivals have built up a lot of anger and frustration over the postponement of their fight last month and are now set to battle it out in an explosive battle for the European and Vacant British titles and a Final Eliminator for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship.
Chisora v Fury will be live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546). Join at www.boxnation.com
Promoter Frank Warren has assembled an all-star line up and returns to the Liverpool Echo Arena with a blockbuster multi-title show on Saturday 25th October featuring some of the best talent in British boxing, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).
Here are the official weights for tomorrow night’s show at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall headlined by Frankie Gavin’s challenge for the European Welterweight Championship against Leonard Bundu, plus the chief-support between Lucas Browne and Andriy Rudenko for the Vacant WBA Intercontinental and WBC Eur-Asia Pacific Heavyweight Championship.
THE EUROPEAN AND COMMONWEALTH WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 10st 7lbs (147lbs)
LEONARD BUNDU (10st 6lbs 4oz) vs. FRANKIE GAVIN (10st 6lbs 14oz)
(In Association with Hatton Promotions)
THE VACANT WBA INTERCONTINENTAL & WBC EUR-ASIA PACIFIC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
LUCAS BROWNE (18st 11lbs) vs. ANDRIY RUDENKO (16st 10lbs 12oz)
New European Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders has backed friend Frankie Gavin to beat Leonard Bundu this Friday night in Wolverhampton and become European Welterweight Champion.
Saunders defeated Italian Emanuele Blandamura last Saturday in Manchester with a stunning eighth round stoppage to add the prestigious European belt to his British and Commonwealth titles, and believes Birmingham star Gavin can halt Bundu to become a triple champion.
The pair have followed almost identical career paths from being GB amateur team mates; turning professional at the same time with Frank Warren; both holding unbeaten records; both winning British and Commonwealth titles.