Andrew Wake | 22.05.13 10:42
The British title rematch between Scousers Paul Smith and Tony
Dodson has been moved to the Liverpool Olympia on June 28.
The pair were originally due to square off for the vacant
super-middleweight crown at Wembley Arena on June 15, but with that
show now rescheduled for July 29, promoter Frank Warren has decided
to make the fight a bill topper in its own right.
Smith and Dodson clashed for the same crown back in 2010, with
Smith scoring a unanimous decision.
"I want my Briti...
Andrew Wake | 01.05.13 10:33
Trainer Tony Borg speaks to Ciaran Gibbons about Gary Buckland's
fight being called off.
Andrew Wake | 25.04.13 05:22
GARY BUCKLAND says he's not
bothered about boxing Fernando David Saucedo in his backyard as
he's already fought most of his career away from home.
Buckland, 26, faces the
Argentinian for the vacant WBC International Silver
super-featherweight crown on the undercard of Martin Murray's huge
world title clash with Sergio Martinez.
The fight takes place at the
50,000 capacity Estadio Jose Amalfiani and the Welshman knows that
few people in attendance will be cheering for him.
Andrew Wake | 18.04.13 11:38
GARY BUCKLAND wants to secure a place in Welsh boxing
In recent years a number of boxers from the Principality have
followed the examples of greats such as Jimmy Wilde, Percy Jones
and Howard Winstone by having success at world level
Buckland, 26, believes his appearance on the undercard of Martin
Murray's mammoth clash with Sergio Martinez will put him on the
path towards joining that illustrious list.
The Cardiff puncher takes on highly rated Argentine Fernando
Andrew Wake | 04.03.13 11:00
GARY BUCKLAND has been handed
a major opportunity on the undercard of Martin Murray's fight with
Sergio Martinez in Argentina on April 27.
The Welsh warrior, 26, will
take on Fernando David Saucedo in a clash which should put the
victor close to a world title fight.
Buckland had originally
wanted to make another defence of his British super-featherweight
crown, but feels this is too big a chance to turn down.
"I've got two notches on my
belt to win the British title outright...
Andrew Wake | 19.01.13 05:03
Frankie Gavin pitched what will be considered his finest
professional display to date when he retained his British
welterweight title against Jason Welborn last night.
Making a huge step up in class, Welborn tried with all his
might but was simply outclassed by the former world amateur
champion before being stopped in the seventh.
Gavin's speed, accuracy and variety were simply too much
for the challenger to handle and by the sixth it was a question of
how much longer Welborn co...
Andrew Wake | 19.01.13 04:58
Walsall's Martin Gethin became a hometown hero last night by
picking up the vacant British lightweight crown with a ninth round
stoppage of Ben Murphy.
The Midlander, 29, weathered an early storm, before
beginning to move through the gears in the fourth
By the sixth, Murphy's frenetic start was clearly
beginning to take its toll on his body and Gethin took advantage by
firing off hard punches to the Hove man's torso.
And in the eighth was writing appeared to be on th...
Andrew Wake | 16.01.13 05:02
Martin Lindsay is desperate to get at Lee Selby as they finally
meet for the British featherweight title at the Odyssey Arena in
Belfast on February 9.
The pair were due to meet on the undercard of Carl
Frampton's clash with Steve Molitor in September but Selby was
forced to pull out on the morning of the fight after falling ill
Lindsay did box on the night against lightweight Renald
Garrido, overcoming the disappointment to get eight rounds under
his belt against th...
Andrew Wake | 08.01.13 10:24
Gary Buckland is keeping his hopes for 2013 simple.
While some fighters are dreaming of world title fights in Las
Vegas, the Welshman has more realistic hopes for this year -
winning the British super-featherweight title outright and then
moving onto European level.
The 26-year-old from Cardiff retained the crown for the second
time when he defeated former European champion Stephen Foster Jnr
in November, and now needs just one more defence to get the coveted
Lonsdale belt for k...
Andrew Wake | 07.01.13 04:39
Frankie Gavin's trainer Tom Chaney says that winning the British
Welterweight title has put a sparkle in his fighter and that
he'll shine on Friday 18th January at Walsall Town Hall when he
defends against Jason Welborn.
Chaney, who took Gavin to two ABA titles, Commonwealth Gold and
a World title in the amateurs, joined Gavin in the professional
ranks as his trainer at the beginning of last year and helped the
young star through personal problems that affected his form.