Andrew Wake | 15.05.13 11:46
Former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto will return to
action against Jesus Soto Karass at the AT&T Centre in San
Antonio, Texas on July 27.
It will be the big punching American's first out since he lost a
rough 12 round battle with Robert Guerrero last November and
victory will likely push him towards a shot at more world
"It's been a long time since I've fought in Texas and I'm happy
to be back fighting in front of the great fans here," said
Andrew Wake | 15.05.13 11:32
Haroon Khan will have his second fight as a professional in
Atlantic City, New Jersey this weekend.
The Bolton prospect, who is the younger brother of Amir Khan,
will get an early taste of the fight game in the United States
against Vicente Medellin.
The contest has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy's
surprise world title shot against IBF welterweight champion Devon
"I'm really pleased to be fighting on such a big card in the
United States so early in my car...
Andrew Wake | 15.05.13 11:15
Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell will make his pro debut in
his home city of Hull on July 13.
The 25-year-old will face an as yet to be confirmed foe at
Craven Park, home of Rugby League side Hull KR.
The bill will also see Sheffield's Kell Brook engage in a
rematch with Carson Jones and a Commonwealth lightweight title
clash between Derry Mathews and Tommy Coyle
"This is going to be a special night for Hull and a massive
night for British boxing," said promoter Eddie Hear...
Andrew Wake | 14.05.13 07:07
This Friday's English light-middleweight title scrap featuring
Nav Mansouri and Nathan Graham has unfortunately been postponed due
to an injury suffered by Graham.
Instead, Mansouri will still challenge for the vacant belt as
Nottingham's Tyan Booth has stepped in at late notice to oppose the
Rotherham man and promoter Dave Coldwell is confident that the bout
"It's unfortunate that this has had to happen because everyone
was really looking forward to this rematch b...
Andrew Wake | 14.05.13 06:44
Marcos Maidana believes the key to success in the welterweight
division is through his stomach.
The Argentinian puncher has his fourth fight at the weight when
he faces Josesito Lopez at the Home Depot Centre in Carson,
California on June 8.
And he feels he'll be at his best because he doesn't have to
drain himself anymore.
"The 147-pound division is where I feel best. I didn't feel that
way at 140. Now I'm free and I can eat more. My body is different
and you can see the def...
Andrew Wake | 14.05.13 06:12
Chinese sensation Zou Shiming will engage in his second pro
fight on July 27.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist and three time world amateur
champion will face Mexico's Jesus Ortega at the Venetian Casino and
Resort in Macao.
Promoted by Bob Arum's Top Rank outfit, the show will be a
double header with WBO and WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada
facing Milan Melindo and Evgeny Gradovich defending his IBF
featherweight title against Mauricio Munoz.
"I was very pleased with h...
Andrew Wake | 14.05.13 05:53
David Haye has been forced to pull out of his June 29 fight with
Manuel Charr due to a hand injury sustained in training.
The former WBA heavyweight champion hurt his left hand on Sunday
evening and feels he had no choice but to postpone his return to
The fight was scheduled to take place at the Manchester Arena
and featured an engaging lightweight battle between Gavin Rees and
Anthony Crolla on the undercard.
"I'm absolutely gutted to have to pull out of this fight ...
Andrew Wake | 14.05.13 10:52
ADAM LITTLE intends on stealing the show when he boxes on VIP
Promotions' card at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on June 7.
The Kirkham prospect, 22, has been out of action since last
October due to a hand injury, but after undergoing surgery he is
keen to make up for lost time.
"This fight is a big thing for me and I'm really looking forward
to showing people what I can do with two hands," he said.
"People do know I've had an injury and my performances haven't
been as good a...
Andrew Wake | 13.05.13 08:55
K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler believes Gennady
Golovkin has become the world's number one middleweight by being
more active than his rivals.
The German-based Kazakhstani defends his WBA and IBO crowns
against Birmingham's Matthew Macklin in Mashantucket, Connecticut
on June 29.
And Loeffler feels him engaging in his fourth fight in less than
ten months has made him the 160lb king by default. He also feels
that others are blatantly avoiding a showdown with
Andrew Wake | 13.05.13 08:26
Yuriorkis Gamboa will face unbeaten lightweight prospect Darley
Perez on the undercard of Chad Dawson's WBC title defence against
Perez has run up a record of 28 wins with 19 KOs, but this fight
sees him take a huge step up in class.
"I wouldn't dare take Gamboa lightly, I'll train hard for a
tough fight and he'd be well-advised to do the same because I'm a
top fighter," he said.
"I will prove to everyone that I am a world-class fighter and
the rest of the w...