LEGENDARY HOLMES GIVES BROWNE SOME WORDS OF ADVICE

Andrew Wake | 10.02.16 10:34

LUCAS BROWNE has received some words of advice from heavyweight legend Larry Holmes ahead of his WBA title clash with Ruslan Chagaev on March 5.   The Easton Assassin was one of the sport's dominant forces in the late 1970s and early 1980s, beating big names such as Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers and the greatest of them all, Muhammad Ali.   Today he is busy managing his numerous businesses and investments, but he still had time to give some pointers to the hard-hitting Aus...

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KING KONG FACES GODZILLA ON MARCH 5

Andrew Wake | 09.02.16 10:04

Luis Ortiz will defend his WBA Interim heavyweight title against American veteran Tony Thompson in Washington DC on March 5. The Cuban star will look to build on his stunning TKO victory over Bryant Jennings against a foe that is no stranger to causing an upset. Thompson, 44, is perhaps best known to British fight fans for his two victories over David Price, but he has also upset the bookmakers by twice defeating the highly touted Odlanier Solis in the past 23 months. The win...

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HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT GORMAN CANNOT WAIT FOR RING RETURN

Andrew Wake | 08.02.16 06:26

NANTWICH heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman is chomping at the bit ahead of his second professional contest.   The 19-year-old former amateur standout opened his paid account with a stunning third round stoppage of Jindrich Velecky in December.   He returns to action against Poland's Jakub Wojcik on Hatton Promotions and Black Country Boxing's 'Undefeated' card at Walsall Town Hall on February 19 and he can't wait to take his account to two wins out of two.   ...

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STATEMENT ON BROWNE V CHAGAEV RUMOURS

Andrew Wake | 08.02.16 06:24

Hatton Promotions would like to dispel any rumours surrounding Lucas Browne's scheduled WBA heavyweight title fight with Ruslan Chagaev.   On Sunday February 7, Browne's management team were alerted to a number of social media posts claiming that Chagaev had pulled out of the contest.    Hatton Promotions' representatives contacted Chagaev's management and were informed that the social media claims are untrue.   Browne remains in training camp for the fight i...

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HEAVYWEIGHT GORDON BULKING UP

Andrew Wake | 06.02.16 12:52

West Bromwich prospectMatt Gordon(2-0) is proving to be true heavyweight as he smashes down 4,000 calories a day ahead of his third professional fight. The Black Country big man is looking to be as busy as possible in 2016 after coming through his first two fights victoriously last year. Gordon, who is back in action on Hatton Promotions and  Black Country Boxing's 'Undefeated' show at Walsall Town Hall on 19th February, admits that while most fighters battle to lose weigh...

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CANELO V KHAN: THE BOY FROM BOLTON DARES TO BE GREAT; IT IS WHAT FIGHTERS ARE SUPPOSED TO DO

Andrew Wake | 04.02.16 11:09

In a surprising move that shocked the boxing world Tuesday, Chris McCarthy weighs up what we can expect from the May super fight in Vegas. The boxing world never ceases to amaze. They say that boxing is the truth game. That inside the four corners of a boxing ring, the truth will always eventually find you. On May 7th in Las Vegas, Amir Khan will find out his own answers as he jumps up two weight divisions to face modern day Mexican superstar Sául "Canelo" Álvarez, the World...

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CALLUM SMITH: I WILL WIN A WORLD TITLE THIS YEAR

Andrew Wake | 02.02.16 10:48

Callum Smith has predicted that he will win a world title in the next year as he prepares to face Hadillah Mohoumadi in an eliminator. Smith finally gets his chance to take the mandatory spot in the WBC after winning three eliminators against top ten opposition in Nikola Sjekloca, Christopher Rebrasse and Rocky Fielding, and now the unbeaten Liverpool star must get over one last hurdle to reach his World title dream That hurdle comes in the shape of Frenchman Mohoumadi, who ret...

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AMIR KHAN: I HAVE THE SPEED AND ABILITY TO BEAT CANELO

Andrew Wake | 02.02.16 10:39

Amir Khan has a surprise opponent for his next outing - WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The Bolton star will jump up two weight divisions to the face the flame-haired Mexican at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 7. The announcement will come as a shock to most fight fans. Khan was criticised in some circles for not facing British rival Kell Brook, but this fight underlines he's determination to prove himself against the very best. Alvarez is bigger and s...

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KOVALEV DOMINATES PASCAL

Andrew Wake | 31.01.16 01:56

It was a case of more of the same as Russian wrecking ball Sergey Kovalev defeated Jean Pascal for the second time in Montreal, Quebec last night. The unified WBO, WBA and IBF light-heavyweight champion dominated the contest from the opening bell by using effective pressure against an opponent that seemed to have little to offer in response. Pascal, who was adjudged to have slipped when he was dropped by a jab in the first round, bravely weathered the storm through the early se...

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BOWE BACKS THE NEW BIG DADDY

Andrew Wake | 26.01.16 07:42

FORMER undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe believes boxing fans will be hailing a new "Big Daddy" on March 5.   The Brooklyner ruled the roost in the land of the giants back in the early '90s, beating the likes of Evander Holyfield, Bruce Seldon and Michael Dokes.   And now he's tipping Australia's Lucas Browne to follow in his footsteps by halting reigning WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya.   "I'm throwing my support behind Lucas Brown...

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