Mares returns on Alvarez v Lara card

Andrew Wake | 28.05.14 09:49

Former there weight world champion Abner Mares will face Jonathan Oquendo as the chief supporting contest to the Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara match-up in Las Vegas on July 12. Golden Boy Promotions have confirmed that the Mexican will return in a ten round bout at featherweight. It will be his first outing since he was surprisingly knocked out in one round by countryman Jhonny Gonzalez last August. Also on the bill, Johan Perez will defend his interim WBA light-welterweight c...


DeGale cannot overlook unbeaten American

Andrew Wake | 28.05.14 09:37

James DeGale has admitted that he cannot afford to take Brandon Gonzalez lightly on Saturday night. The 2008 Olympic gold medallist faces the unbeaten American on the undercard of the massive Froch v Groves rematch and knows a slip up would cost him a fight against the winner. Groves defeated DeGale by a razor thin margin in 2011 and Harlesden-native has been itching for a return ever since. "You can definitely say that it is make or break, 100 per cent," said DeGale. "If I wi...


Groves slates the skills of Froch

Andrew Wake | 28.05.14 09:25

George Groves has taken a swipe at Carl Froch's boxing skills ahead of their mammoth rematch at Wembley Stadium this Saturday night. In a career spanning 12 years, Froch has won British, Commonwealth and multiple world titles, but Groves feels the Nottingham man's style is that of a novice. Groves is still fuming that their first meeting last November was stopped because he feels his talent is far greater than the Cobra's and that he was outboxing before referee Howard Foster s...


Froch: I am not letting Groves get to me this time

Andrew Wake | 27.05.14 10:33

Carl Froch told Sky Sports'Behind The Ropesthat George Groves has been 'dining out on his round one knockdown against The Cobra' and that he won't let the challenger get under his skin in their rematch for Froch's WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles on Saturday at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Sky Sports gained exclusive access to both camps ahead of the huge clash and tonight on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm we see the first of the two-part 30 minu...

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Froch v Groves: #WhoAreYouBacking

Andrew Wake | 27.05.14 09:27

Betway promo video for Froch v Groves II at Wembley Stadium


Hatton Boxing Facebook Poll: Froch v Groves

Andrew Wake | 27.05.14 09:09

Here are the results of our Facebook poll on the outcome of Carl Froch and George Groves in London this weekend. In total we had more than 1600 responses, but due to the time it takes to collate numbers from Facebook comments, we decided to call a deadline of 5.45pm on Monday 26 May. At that point there had been 582 votes cast and here how's things stood. Froch to win: 336 (203 by KO) Groves to win: 239 (89 by KO) Draw: Four No Contest: One A special mention for Pau...


Anthony Upton

Andrew Wake | 26.05.14 11:21

Born: 15 January 1992 London 4 fights, 4 wins (1 by KO)   Unbeaten prospect Anthony Upton is the latest addition to Hatton Promotions' roster and he's keen to make a big impression in the light-welterweight division. As an amateur Upton was a regular international for Ireland and he's continuing to the do the Emerald Isle proud as a professional. Anthony first came to the attention of four-time world champion Ricky Hatton when he visited his brother Sonny at Hatton Health and Fitn...

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Sonny Upton on the pads with Ricky Hatton

Andrew Wake | 26.05.14 11:19

Welterweight prospect Sonny Upton gets put through his paces ahead of his May 31 fight in Lanzarote.


Sykes regains British crown

Andrew Wake | 25.05.14 02:14

Gary Sykes regained the British super-featherweight title with a tenth round stoppage of Ashton-under-Lyne's Jon Kays on Saturday night. The fight was a rematch of their April 2013 tussle, but was filled with many more twists and turns. Last year, Sykes won quite comfortably on all three judges' scorecards, but this time he was made to fight back after a difficult start. The Dewsbury man sustained a cut above his right eyebrow in the opening round and found himself on the canvas...

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Stevenson prevails against Fonfara

Andrew Wake | 25.05.14 01:30

Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) successfully defended his WBC light heavyweight title for the third time Saturday night in a thrilling 12-round battle with world-ranked challenger Andrzej Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs) on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Stevenson won via unanimous decision, with the three judges scoring the bout 115-110, 115-110 and 116-109 in his favor. "Superman" started strong and knocked Fonfara down in the first and fifth rou...