Saunders steps up against McCloskey

Andrew Wake | 26.02.14 09:56

Bradley Saunders will take a huge step up in class when he faces former world title challenger Paul McCloskey in Newcastle next month. The 2008 Olympian has scored six stoppages from eight wins since turning professional two years ago, but has been somewhat under the radar. A victory over the Dungiven southpaw would surely elevate Saunders to title level. The 28-year-old did knock back an English title fight with Tyrone Nurse and probably feels this clash will allow him to leap...

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Amir Khan statement on Mayweather v Maidana

Andrew Wake | 25.02.14 09:07

Official statement from Amir Khan following the official announcement confirming that Marcos Maidana will fight Floyd Mayweather on Saturday 3rd May.  "Following the announcement by Floyd Mayweather that he will be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3rd I would like to clarify my situation for my fans and members of the media.  "Despite having signed my part of the agreement to fight Floyd in early December, I've been preparing myself for some time that the match up with him...

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Amateur Action: Danny Lyness (Gladiators ABC) v Brendan Mghaan (Moss Side Fire)

Andrew Wake | 24.02.14 10:56

Danny Lyness and Brendan Mghaan meet in an amateur contest at Huddersfield Sports Centre.

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Langford signs with Frank Warren

Andrew Wake | 24.02.14 10:49

Devon prospect Tommy Langford has signed a promotional contract with Frank Warren. The 25-year-old former amateur standout had been with Coldwell Boxing, but has moved on in order to get television exposure on BoxNation. Now fighting out of Birmingham, Langford has one stoppage from seven wins and will make his debut for Queensberry Promotions shortly. "You only have to look at Frank's track record and see who he's promoted and what they've achieved with him like Ricky Hatton...

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Mitchell backs Burns to crush Crawford

Andrew Wake | 24.02.14 10:38

Kevin Mitchell is backing his former rival Ricky Burns to do the business against unbeaten American Terence Crawford in Glasgow on Saturday night (March 1). The Dagenham stylist was halted by Burns inside four rounds in 2012, but the pair have been friends ever since and Mitchell has been lending a hand in training as a sparring partner. Burns, the reigning WBO lightweight champion, needs to pitch a stellar performance at the weekend due to below par displays against Jose Gonzal...

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Statement on Martin Murray

Andrew Wake | 22.02.14 01:04

HATTON PROMOTIONS has taken the decision to allow Martin Murray's contract to expire. This means the company will no longer financially invest further in Martin's career following the St Helens boxer's unwillingness to commit to opportunities negotiated on his behalf. Offers for world title fights with Gennady Golovkin and Felix Sturm have been on the table for a number of weeks, but Murray has decided to hold off signing any agreements. Neither of these offers will be availab...

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Tyrone Nurse: "I believe I'm levels above Tyler Goodjohn"

Andrew Wake | 21.02.14 05:06

Tyrone Nurse discusses his English title fight with Tyler Goodjohn.

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Warren hopes Eubank appearance starts lengthy relationship

Andrew Wake | 19.02.14 10:11

Chris Eubank Jnr will face Huddersfield's tough Alistair Warren on Queensberry Promotions' show at the historic York Hall on Saturday night. The exciting middleweight, who is the son for the famous former world middleweight champion, provides chief support to Tony Conquest's vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title fight with Daniel Amman. Promoter Frank Warren hopes the date will be the start of a long and fruitful relationship. He said: "Chris Eubank Jnr. is unquestionably a...

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Coyle targets meeting with Mighty Mitchell

Andrew Wake | 19.02.14 09:48

Hull puncher Tommy Coyle is hoping a stellar performance against Daniel Brizuela this weekend will earn his a place on the big Froch v Groves rematch card this summer. The lightweight defends his IBF international crown at the Ice Arena in his home city and wants to face West Ham's popular Kevin Mitchell if he come through. Coyle's stock has risen massively in the past year. Although he was knocked out in the tenth round of his clash with Derry Mathews, he had dominated much ...

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Ogogo to appear on Burns v Crawford card

Andrew Wake | 19.02.14 09:16

Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo has been added to the undercard of Ricky Burns' WBO lightweight title clash with Terence Crawford at the SECC in Glasgow next Saturday (March 1). The Lowestoft middleweight, 25, will face Sunderland's Greg O'Neill in his first action of 2014. "I am really excited to be fighting on the March 1 bill and can't wait to get back in the ring for the first time this year," said Ogogo. "It's a huge year for Glasgow with the Commonwealth Games goi...

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