Administrator | 30.06.10 10:35
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in September in Germany after K2 Promotions, the company owned by Klitschko and his brother, fellow heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko, won a purse bid Tuesday at the IBF headquarters in East Orange, N.J.
K2 Promotions bid $8,313,000 to easily beat the only other bidder, Povetkin promoter Sauerland Event, which offered $4,250,001. With the split going 75 percent for the champion and 25 per...
Administrator | 29.06.10 03:31
Ryan Evans has been forced to quit professional boxing after just a year because of a degenerative eye disorder.
The 22-year-old welterweight from Penydarren is now looking to move back into the amateur game, where he was a two-time Welsh champion before turning pro.
Evans admits he is “gutted” and “devastated” by the British Boxing Board of Control’s (BBBoC) decision to end his career as a professional. The sport’s governing body in the UK deemed it too risky for Evans to continu...
Administrator | 29.06.10 03:18
European & British Lightweight champion John Murray goes back into the gym next week to start his preparations for his first defence against Andrei Kudriatsev. There is still no fixed date but Murray is expecting to be in the ring in September. After that he has made it clear he has two men in his sights: Amir Khan and Michael Katsidis - hopefully for a world title later in the year
Administrator | 28.06.10 11:18
Devoted Man United fan Matthew Hatton admits he is mystified by England's dismal displays in the World Cup in South Africa. The European Welterweight champion was one of more than 17 million England fans who watched the defeat by Germany on television. He told Hatton TV that he believes the players were affected by tension because they wanted to win TOO muich
Administrator | 28.06.10 11:09
Shelly Finkel, one of the most powerful managers in boxing for the past 30-plus years, is leaving behind management in a surprising move and returning to music promotion, which is where he got his start.
Finkel has approximately 20 fighters under contract, but said that he has begun divesting himself of those agreements after accepting a three-year deal to become chief executive of The Empire Sports and Entertainment, effective July 1.
Under United States fede...
Administrator | 28.06.10 10:26
DAVID HAYE has laughed off reports suggesting he is considering a Battle of Britain with Audley Harrison.
The WBA heavyweight champion is confident he would KO his former friend if they ever stepped foot inside the same ring.
But with the Klitschko brothers firmly in his sights, Haye believes Harrison is simply trying to grab the spotlight.
The 29-year-old Londoner said: "I haven't talked to Audley's team, to be honest. I've read it in numerous newspapers but I don't take any no...
Administrator | 28.06.10 10:20
The IBF has warned Matthew Macklin that he could ruin his world title chances if he goes ahead with his European title fight with Darren Barker.
The world governing body revealed that the Irish middleweight has agreed to participate in a world title eliminator against Giovanni Lorenzo. If he emerges victorious from that bout and Macklin will become number one contender for Sebastian Sylvester’s IBF middleweight strap and subsequently get the world title shot he has actively pursuing ...
Administrator | 27.06.10 05:58
Ireland's John Duddy was comprehensively beaten by Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (41-0-1, 30 KOs) with a twelve round unanimous decision. Chavez claimed the vacant WBC silver middleweight belt in San Antonio, Texas. and may now get a world title fight, possibly against Miguel Cotto.
Chavez won on all three judges scorecards: 120-108, 116-112, 117-111.
Administrator | 25.06.10 11:42
Tyson Fury triumphed with a ninth round stoppage of John McDermott to regain the English Heavyweight title at Brentwood.
The fight was a rematch of their controversial first encounter last September when Fury got the decision before the BBB of Control declared the title vacant and ordered a return bout.
Fury started strongly but admitted that after the fourth round the intense heat left him feeling drained. But eventually he sent McDermott to the canvas three times before referee Dave P...
Administrator | 25.06.10 03:23
Hatton TV was pleased to be invited to London to the official opening of a new Community Boxing Club in Fulham. Its the latest of the network of Police Community Clubs which have been established around the country. The aim is to target young people between the ages of 11 & 17 to give them a safer more inclusive life in their local area. The unique part of Sands End Police Community Boxing Club is that it is the first to be based on school premises. Nigel Turner rep...