Thus Saturday afternoon at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, Lee Selby (17-1, 6 KO’s) will defend his British Featherweight and vie for the vacant European Featherweight crown when he takes on Rendall Munroe (27-3-1, 11 KO’s) that will headline a fantastic afternoon of boxing on AWE.
Make way, Chris Arreola! There’s another “Nightmare” in the Goossen Tutor Promotions stable of boxers, as promoter Dan Goossen today announced the signing of veteran world title challenger and world-ranked contender, Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan.
The 6-0 tall, 27-year old Armenian native, who has lived in Glendale, California since emigrating there with his family at age 4, has compiled an impressive 33-1-1 record with 21 knockouts in his nearly nine years as a professional boxer while fighting under Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Inc. banner. The orthodox-style super welterweight was recently ranked as the #1 contender in most of the world sanctioning organizations. He formerly held the NABF Super Welterweight and NABO Junior Middleweight titles.
Jenkins lands golden WBC International shot in Cardiff – 29/01/2014
Unbeaten Welshman faces Sebire for vacant belt on Saturday
Jenkins burst onto the scene in July with his impressive win in the Prizefighter Light Welterweights III at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, coming in as a late replacement to win every round he boxed in, with the icing on the cake a second round stoppage of Danny Connor in the final.
The unbeaten 25 year old has moved seamlessly to 12-0 and now he’s ready to step-up to title level, and claiming the WBC International crown against the former French champion (22-6) could be the first step on the path to British title glory.
Rendall Munroe bids to become a two-weight European champion when he faces Lee Selby for the vacant Featherweight crown at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday live on Sky Sports, and says he still has designs on World title glory.
Munroe hung the gloves up after defeat against Scott Quigg in their clash for the interim WBA Super Bantamweight title in November 2012. The Leicester man stayed away from the fight game for just four months though and was back in action in his hometown in May with a first round win.
Teen heavyweight sensation Hughie Fury aims to make it a lucky 13 when he features at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 15th February.
Undefeated Fury has stormed to 12 wins inside a year of turning pro, stopping seven early, and takes on tough American Matt Greer over six rounds.
WELTERWEIGHT prospect Adam Little will make his long-awaited return to the ring at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on March 29.
The Ricky Hatton-trained stylist, 22, has been out of action since October 2012 because of a persistent hand injury.
But after undergoing surgery, he’s feeling fighting fit and keen to make a big statement.
When I recently interviewed Mark Prince I just wanted to get some good quotes to use in press releases to promote his upcoming fight, however part way through the interview I soon realized there’s no way this man’s inspirational words should be edited into ‘quotes’ to publicize a mere boxing match, albeit an important one for him and his fans, so instead I decided to keep the interview in it’s entirety.
On February 1st, WBA, WBC and WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (23-0, 7 KOs), the pound-for-pound number one, will defend her titles against Myriam Lamare (22-3, 10 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn. We have caught up with the First Lady to go the full 10 rounds with her.
0 – zero losses on her record. “And I intend to keep it that way,” Braekhus said.