Andrew Wake | 08.05.13 11:35
Jamie McDonnell is hoping the support of his home town will help
him to victory over Julio Ceja on Saturday night.
The Yorkshireman challenges for vacant IBF bantamweight crown at
the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster and knows he'll need to be on top
form to beat the heavy hitting Mexican.
"I need all of Doncaster to come out for this one and give me
one hundred per cent support," Jamie said.
"It's going to be a really tough fight but I know I will be
world champion on Saturday n...
Andrew Wake | 30.04.13 04:33
If Jamie McDonnell is to make history and become Doncaster's
first ever world boxing champion then he will have to do it the
Fighting in his hometown's Keepmoat Stadium on May 11,
Jamie will face concussive puncher, Julio Ceja, for the vacant IBF
world bantamweight crown in what is sure to be an
Ceja brings to the ring a formidable
record. The unbeaten Mexican has faced 24 opponents,
knocking out 22, and finishing 15 within the ...
Andrew Wake | 26.04.13 04:51
As revealed by Hatton Boxing earlier this week, Jamie
McDonnell's attempt to become Doncaster's first ever world champion
will be televised by Primetime.
The 27-year-old Yorkshireman faces big punching Mexican
for the vacant IBF bantamweight crown at the Keepmoat Stadium on
"We spoke to Boxnation and a few other broadcasters but
the thing is that Doncaster Rovers couldn't put this event on any
other Saturday because it's the only time they could let us use the
Andrew Wake | 22.04.13 11:00
Hatton Boxing understands that Jamie McDonnell's world title
fight against unbeaten Julio Ceja will be televised by
McDonnell faces the big punching Mexican for the vacant
IBF bantamweight crown at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium on May
Ceja has knocked out 22 of his 24 professional opponents,
while McDonnell is unbeaten since his controversial points setback
to Lee Haskins in 2008.
Andrew Wake | 22.04.13 09:53
Carl Froch believes he is in the shape of his life as the
countdown to his rematch with Mikkel Kessler at the O2 in London
draws ever closer.
There's less than five weeks until Froch gets the chance
to exact revenge on the Dane and tucked behind closed doors in
Nottingham, Froch was in a bullish mood following a gruelling 15
round training session with trainer Robert McCracken
"I am exactly where I want to be with May 25 beginning to
come into view," said
Froch. "I am g...
Andrew Wake | 12.04.13 12:14
Bernard Hopkins, the sport's oldest ever world champion, has
agreed to defend his IBF light-heavyweight crown against mandatory
challenger Karo Murat this summer.
Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, told
Espn.com that all terms have been agreed with Murat's promoters
Sauerland Event and the fight is likely to take place in either
Brooklyn or Atlantic City in July.
48-year-old Hopkins admitted that he would rather be in a
more high profile fight but his options are li...
Andrew Wake | 05.04.13 10:42
Doncaster's Jamie McDonnell believes his army of
supporters, and opponent Julio Ceja's lack of a well-stamped
passport, will be crucial in sweeping him to world title victory
when the pair clash in his hometown's Keepmoat Stadium on May
The bantamweights go
head-to-head for the vacant IBF crown on the pitch at the home of
Doncaster Rovers Football Club, and Jamie is convinced Ceja's first
experience of fighting outside of his native Mexico will be a
"It's a ma...
Andrew Wake | 26.03.13 06:39
SERGEY RABCHENKO has swapped
the snow covered streets of Manchester for the glitz and glamour of
The undefeated European
light-middleweight king flew out to Monaco yesterday (March 25)
ahead of his defence against tough Italian Adriano Nicchi this
And trainer Ricky Hatton
believes the Belarusian sensation is set to light up the gambling
hotspot with a career best performance.
"Sergey has been on fire in
training and if he takes that into this fight the...
Andrew Wake | 22.03.13 05:14
Jamie McDonnell will have home advantage when he challenges for
the vacant IBF bantamweight crown against Julio Ceja.
The Yorkshireman will face the big punching Mexican at his
beloved Doncaster Rover's Keepmoat Stadium on May 11.
"Both Jamie and I have long been determined for his world
title fight to take place at his home stadium," said promoter
"Ceja's camp really wanted the fight to be staged in Mexico and
we had to work really hard to bring it to South
Andrew Wake | 15.03.13 03:17
Ricky Hattons talks to Hatton TV about Rabchenko's fight
in Monte Carlo and his hopes for the future.