Andrew Wake | 23.05.13 10:58
LEADING European bantamweight contender Zhanat Zhakiyanov has
begun training with Ricky Hatton and his assistant Mike Jackson at
Hatton Health and Fitness in Hyde.
The big punching Kazakhstani has been part of Hatton Promotions'
stable since 2011 and feels a move to England will help him take
his career to the next level.
Zhakiyanov has won 12 of his 19 victories by knockout and is the
current mandatory challenger to EBU titlist Stephane Jamoye.
"I'm very happy and very proud ...
Andrew Wake | 22.05.13 11:17
Andre Ward told Boxing News magazine he thinks Carl Froch can
stop Mikkel Kessler in their blockbuster super middleweight rematch
at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.
Ward holds victories over both men but in a bumper preview issue
of the weekly boxing bible, the Oakland native - in London to
commentate for HBO - believes that The Cobra has the edge over the
"Carl Froch has been in some tough fights but I think he has
more in the tank," said Ward. "I think Kessler h...
Andrew Wake | 22.05.13 01:27
Ricky gives his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather Jnr at his Hatton
Andrew Wake | 20.05.13 10:52
After careful thought and consideration with my family and team,
I have decided to relinquish my WBC super-middleweight world
champion emeritus title.
As has been recently reported, the WBC elected to strip me of my
world title belt, making the upcoming bout between Sakio Bika and
Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant Super Middleweight Title.
After consultation with my manager James Prince and attorney Josh
Dubin, it is my belief that the WBC did not have the right to strip
me of ...
Andrew Wake | 20.05.13 01:09
HATTON PROMOTIONS' unbeaten heavyweight prospects Richard Towers
and Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne will face each other Down Under this
The exciting 12 round battle will take place on a show promoted
in association with Barry Michael Sports at the Melbourne Pavilion
in Flemington, Australia on Thursday July 25.
The pair were due to meet in Hong Kong last December, but Towers
was forced to withdraw because of a perforated ear drum sustained
"I believe this is a...
Andrew Wake | 19.05.13 03:34
Lee Purdy was thoroughly outclassed in his surprise tussle with
IBF welterweight king Devon Alexander.
The Colchester man, who wouldn't have become world champion even
if he'd won as he failed to make the 140lb weight limit, did little
over seven rounds before his corner pulled him out.
Alexander took control of the contest from the first bell and
never looked like losing the initiative.
Fast combinations from the American punctuated by solid
uppercuts caught the eye each sess...
Andrew Wake | 16.05.13 07:12
Devon Alexander believes he'll live up to his "The Great"
monikor when he faces Colchester's Lee Purdy on Saturday night.
The IBF welterweight champion has had a frustrating few months
because proposed defences against Kell Brook have fallen through on
Now he faces a massive underdog in Purdy and says he's glad to
be back in the ring after almost seven months of inactivity.
"'Finally' is the word. I'm finally going to get in the
ring after about six month...
Andrew Wake | 14.05.13 06:12
Chinese sensation Zou Shiming will engage in his second pro
fight on July 27.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist and three time world amateur
champion will face Mexico's Jesus Ortega at the Venetian Casino and
Resort in Macao.
Promoted by Bob Arum's Top Rank outfit, the show will be a
double header with WBO and WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada
facing Milan Melindo and Evgeny Gradovich defending his IBF
featherweight title against Mauricio Munoz.
"I was very pleased with h...
Andrew Wake | 13.05.13 07:48
Leicester favourite Rendall Munroe needed less than two
minutes to get his career restarted yesterday.
The former European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight king
finished Hungarian visitor in just 101 seconds with a sharp left
It was his first fight since returning from a short retirement
following his loss to Scott Quigg last November.
Munroe, who boxed at lightweight for this contest, told the
Leicester Mercury: "I don't think people realise how much power I
Andrew Wake | 03.05.13 01:01
Sheffield's Sam Sheedy takes on Dee Mitchell over four