Brian Magee wins European Super Middleweight title

Administrator | 31.01.10 08:12

Belfast's Brian Magee won the vacant European super-middleweight title as he stopped Mads Larsen in the 7th round in Aarhus, Denmark. Larsen was sent to the canvas in the 5th round and was dropped twice more in the 6th before the referee called a halt early in the 7th. The triumph was particularly sweet for Magee who had to give up the British title last year because of injury.

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Lee McAllister holds on to his Commonwealth belt

Administrator | 30.01.10 12:48

Aberdeen's Lee McAllister retained his Commonwealth Lightweight title  by outpointing challenger Samuel Amoako in Glasgow. The judges' scored it  117-112, 117-112 and 116-112 in favour of the Scot, although the Ghanaian  gave him a good run for his money in the middle rounds before McAllister finished strongly. McAllister's career record now reads  31 wins & two losses. 

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Scott Lawton can't wait for European Challenge

Administrator | 29.01.10 05:18

Scott Lawton who headlines the next Hatton Promotions show at Fenton Manor, Stoke on Friday 19th February when he fights Leva Kirokosyan for the vacant European Super-Featherweight title, says he reckons this will be the biggest fight ever held in Stoke. He told Hatton TV that he is: "chuffed to bits" to have this chance to win a major belt. Last time out, Lawton boxed on the undercard of Matthew Hatton's World title challenge to Lovemore N'Dou, but he reckons that as a local man fighting ...

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Horton not happy despite winning Masters title

Administrator | 29.01.10 02:40

Dudley’s  Sam Horton climbed off the canvas to  win the vacant International Masters Super Middleweight title on the First Team promotion at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham Horton was looking to get backin to action after a devastating  2nd round knock oput defeat against Cello Renda on the Hatton Show at the Manchester Velodrome in September.  This time he was matched with Aberystywth’s Jamie Ambler and from the early rounds it was clear that Horton was still not...

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Residents try to block boxing at Royal Albert Hall

Administrator | 29.01.10 12:49

Plans to bring back boxing and wrestling to London's Royal Albert Hall -- which sits in one of the city's most exclusive areas -- have outraged residents.  So worried are they at the prospect of boxing fans converging on the famous South Kensington concert venue that they have launched a High Court action to stop the local council going ahead.   A judge on Thursday heard that they are concerned the two sports would attract "anti-social elements" and lead to increased noise, t...

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De La Hoya says mega fight will happen

Administrator | 29.01.10 12:41

Boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya says despite a bitter ongoing feud outside of the ring, he hasn’t given up trying to convince Filipino Manny Pacquiao to fight his client Floyd Mayweather.  “That fight has to happen,” De La Hoya said  of the proposed bout which fell apart earlier this month in a drug-testing dispute.  “It’s too big not to happen. We just have to cross one hurdle.” Speaking at a news conference in Los Angeles to promote a non-title junior welterweight...

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Roger Mayweather pleads not guilty

Administrator | 29.01.10 12:37

A defence lawyer says boxing trainer Roger Mayweather will plead not guilty to felony charges that he beat and choked a female boxer at a Las Vegas apartment last August.   Lawyer Jack Buchanan says the 48-year-old Mayweather will enter his plea before Clark County District Court Hearing Master Kevin Williams. The judge on Tuesday postponed Mayweather's scheduled arraignment on coercion, battery-strangulation and battery causing substantial bodily harm charges after Mayweather did...

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Sylvester looking for big support against Lyell

Administrator | 28.01.10 05:19

IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester will be counting on the ferocious support of his home fans in Neubrandenburg when he takes on Billy Lyell in his first title defence on Saturday night. The American is a late replacement for Pablo Navascues, who failed a random training drug test. “Preparing for a new opponent on short notice is no problem  for Sebastian,” said coach Karsten Rower. “We have watched tapes of Lyell. His style is similar to the guys we had in sparring. Sebas...

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Williams pulls out of British title clash

Administrator | 28.01.10 05:04

The British Heavyweight title fight between Danny Williams and challenger Derek Chisora is off after the champion, Williams  pulled out blaming a viral infection. The fight was scheduled for 13th February and should have featured Sam Sexton against Williams but he also pulled out and was replaced by Chisora last week.

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Villa fan Truman given big match reprieve

Administrator | 27.01.10 09:27

First Team have switched their next show – so one of their red-hot prospects can watch the big match ! The bumper, 12-fight championship bill was set for Wolverhampton Civic Hall on February 28 – and that would have left Chris Truman with a dilemma.  The unbeaten lightweight is a massive Aston Villa fan and they meet either Manchester City or Manchester United in the Carling Cup final on that date. Villa will be aiming to lift their first major domestic trophy for 14 years at Wemb...

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