Etches and Jenkins set to face international opposition

Andrew Wake | 24.04.14 06:13

Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins talk about their fights at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield this weekend.

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Eric Martel Bahoeli: I am too fast for Browne

Andrew Wake | 24.04.14 03:34

CANADIAN puncher Eric Martel Bahoeli believes his speed will be telling against Lucas Browne in Sheffield this Saturday night (April 26). The Quebec-native takes on the hard-hitting Aussie for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title at the Ponds Forge Arena and is very confident of victory. Bookies have made Browne a heavy favourite, but Bahoeli is used to upsetting the odds. Last November he was given little chance of success against compatriot Didier Bence and ended up snap...

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Lucas Browne: I would happily fight Fury or Chisora after Bahoeli

Andrew Wake | 23.04.14 11:37

Lucas talks about his Commonwealth heavyweight title fight against Canada's Eric Martel Bahoeli and potential fights with Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora.


Etches ready for tough night

Andrew Wake | 23.04.14 05:02

ADAM ETCHES insists his opponent this weekend will provide his toughest test to date. The Sheffield middleweight meets Felipe De La Paz Teniente for the vacant WBC Youth crown at the Ponds Forge Arena and believes the Mexican will be far from a soft touch. Etches, who has already won IBF youth titles at different weights, found himself facing a similar task when he squared off with Brazil's Alexandre Mendes last October, but he easily despatched the previously unbeaten South Ame...

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Browne hoping for Sheffield support

Andrew Wake | 23.04.14 12:25

LUCAS BROWNE is hoping Sheffield fight fans get behind him when he faces Eric Martel Bahoeli this Saturday, despite him defeating one of the city's favourite sons. Browne, 35, set up his Commonwealth heavyweight shot by stopping the Steel City's own Richard Towers in Hull last November, but believes he'll have the support of the crowd at the Ponds Forge Arena. The Aussie spent some time sparring at the famous Ingle gym in Wincobank during the summer of 2012 and has great amount ...

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Guerfi keen to show Hatton what he has got

Andrew Wake | 22.04.14 11:24

EUROPEAN Bantamweight champion Karim Guerfi says he's not worried about defending his title away from the home and he's keen to show Ricky Hatton what he's all about. The Frenchman, 27, risks his championship against The Hitman's charge, and mandatory challenger Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night (April 26) and believes he will come away with his reputation enhanced as well as his belt. Guerfi is no stranger to winning on the road, having r...

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Hitman expects blistering performance from The Bomber

Andrew Wake | 21.04.14 01:43

RICKY HATTON is predicting a top class performance from Sheffield middleweight Adam Etches at the Ponds Forge Arena this Saturday (April 26). Etches, 23, vies to win his third professional title when he takes on tough Mexican Felipe De La Paz Teniente for the WBC Youth title and 'The Hitman' is expecting sparks to fly. "Adam is one of the country's biggest ticket sellers and is fast gaining a reputation as one the country's biggest punching and most exciting prospects," Hatton s...

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Browne v Bahoeli to be televised in Australia

Andrew Wake | 18.04.14 02:50

In what is a fantastic move for Australian fight fans, next weekend's blockbuster Commonwealth title fight between Lucas Browne and Eric Bahoeli will be televised live on Eurosport.   The Foxtel based company will be showcasing the bout live from Sheffield at no additional charge to subscribers.    Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne 19-0 (17 KO) will look to make Bahoeli 10-3 (7 KO) his 20th victim and become the first Australian in 122 years to win one of the oldest titl...

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Bahoeli: Beating Browne can change my career

Andrew Wake | 17.04.14 12:50

HARD-HITTING Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli believes his Commonwealth title fight with Lucas Browne will open the door to the big time. The heavyweights clash at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield next Saturday, with the winner likely to surge up the world rankings. Bahoeli, 32, accepts he will be a huge underdog come fight night, but says he needs to cause an upset in order to progress his career. "For me, it is a great opportunity because I don't have a promoter and I have w...

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Josh ready for Warr against Munroe

Andrew Wake | 15.04.14 11:54

Josh Warrington says he will pass his toughest test yet with flying colours when he defends his Commonwealth Featherweight title against Rendall Munroe at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. The 23 year old won the title in impressive fashion in November, entering Samir Mouneimne's back yard in Hull and stopping the local man in the final round. Having stepped up from two successful defences of his English belt to inflict a first defeat on ...

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