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Promoter Dave Coldwell Statement On Jerome Wilson

By Coldwell Boxing September 15th, 2014 All Boxing News

It is with deep regret that I have to make the following statement.

Jerome Wilson unfortunately suffered a severe head injury during his fight in Sheffield

He is receiving the best possible care and, while he receives treatment, Jerome's family request privacy at this difficult time.

Further updates will be released when Jerome's family feel it appropriate to do so, therefore, no further comment will be made until directed by Jerome's family.


Celebrity Big Brother

By Jane Warburton September 13th, 2014 All Boxing News

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Five weeks ago, the boxing world was shocked to hear that former Boxing Promoter – Frank Maloney had begun the transition to become a woman named Kellie. We saw (in disbelief) the no-nonsense bolshy cockney bloke, best known for his union jack suits and management of Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis, transformed in a blonde wig, makeup, dress and heels and talking quietly to the Sunday Mirror’s reporter. If that wasn’t hard enough to swallow – just a week after the revelation, Kellie Maloney entered the Celebrity Big Brother house for a four-week stint, promptly followed in by an unsuspecting Audley Harrison (!) I almost fell off my chair at that point.

Kellie’s time spent in the house was tumultuous. By the end of that first night as a housemate – she’d gained some new friends, got over her nerves (with a large helping of alcohol) and the softer voice had given way to the familiar voice of Frank. In the days that followed, she was seen to have mini-meltdowns, rows and tears. Her friendship with American – Leslie Jordan of ‘Will and Grace’ fame soon turned sour after he nominated Kellie to go to the (outdoor) celebrity scrapheap along with American Actor Gary Busey, former exotic dancer and reality star - Frenchy and ex-Gladiator David MacIntosh. Leslie though wasn’t the only one Kellie rowed with and she became the fifth housemate to be evicted by the public on the 5th September.

Audleys’ journey was smoother and quieter although he and dancer – James Jordan, did not get along. Bad-boy of dancing - James had an obsession for ‘winding people up’ and what he termed as ‘his humour’ came across as more of a bad attitude – with Audley being the brunt of it on many an occasion. But Audley came across well to the viewing public and I personally liked his ‘firm but fair’ approach.

At last night’s final - the gentle giant was voted ‘runner-up’, coming second to movie legend – Gary Busey, who became the first American ever to win Celebrity Big Brother.


Mayweather, Maidana Makes Their Las Vegas Grand Arrivals

By Showtime Boxing September 12th, 2014 All Press Releases

“Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” fight week is officially here as Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and all the fighters in the Showtime PPV and Showtime televised action Saturday made their grand arrivals at a jam-packed lobby at MGM Grand this afternoon.

Here is what the fighters had to say upon their arrivals in Las Vegas Tuesday:

Floyd Mayweather, 11-time, Five-division World Champion More...


Eastern Intrigue: Zhakiyanov Destroys Edishershvill In Minsk

By Hatton Promotions September 12th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Kazakh wrecking machine Zhanat Zhakiyanov continued his march towards a world title shot with a blistering one round blow out of Georgia's previously unbeaten Gagi Edisherashvili in Minsk on Wednesday night.

Zhakiyanov, fighting under the stewardship of former two weight world champion Ricky Hatton for the fourth time, set about his younger foe from the first bell and soon had him pressed against the ropes. More...


Marcos Maidana has called on pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to ‘fight him like a man’.

By BoxNation September 12th, 2014 All Boxing News

The pair clash for the second successive time, live on BoxNation, this Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with the rugged and rough Argentine calling on Mayweather to not run when they lock horns.

Maidana carries a fearsome reputation as one of boxing’s biggest hitters, with 31 knockouts in 35 wins, and has dismissed claims that his success in the first fight was as a result of the American superstar having slowed down, as he looks to goad Mayweather into a war. More...


Brit Prospects Etches, Jenkins Raise Huge Sum For Charity

By Hatton Promotions September 12th, 2014 All Boxing News

The hard work of Steel City boxing pair Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins has helped secure a significant donation for their 'Let's KO Cancer' campaign.

Backed by The Sheffield Star newspaper, the scheme aims to raise awareness and funding for the Teenage Cancer Unit at Weston Park Hospital. More...


Joshua Fired Up For Airich After Klitschko Sparring Sessions

By Matchroom Boxing September 12th, 2014 All Boxing News

Anthony Joshua ,MBE, says sparring with Heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko has him fired up for his clash with Konstantin Airich at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

The London 2012 Olympic star spent ten days with the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO title holder and 1996 Olympic champion in Austria ahead of Klitschko’s now-rearranged title defence against Kubrat Pulev. More...


Crolla Needs To Clear Diaz Hurdle To Enter World Class Ranks

By Matchroom Boxing September 10th, 2014 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla believes a big performance on Saturday night can lead him to a World title shot when he defends his WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title against Gamaliel Diaz at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, live on Sky Sports.

‘Million Dollar’ has seen off Brit foes Gavin Rees, Stephen Foster Jnr and John Murray in his last three fights and now faces the former WBC Super Featherweight champion Diaz in an acid test of his World crown credentials.

Omar Figueroa successfully defended his WBC crown on the undercard of Kell Brook’s magnificent World title win in California and on Saturday night, Miguel Vazquez defends his IBF title against Mickey Bay on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch in Las Vegas. More...


Team Hatton’s Kazak Punching Machine Looks Ahead

By Hatton Promotions September 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

While no fighter should look past their next fight, the path to glory already appears to be set out for Kazak punching machine Zhanat Zhakiyanov.

The 30-year-old will attempt to win the vacant WBC EPBC Bantamweight crown against undefeated Georgian Gagi Edisherashvili in Minsk, Belarus tonight and victory will set up a defence against former Commonwealth title challenger Fred Mundraby on November 12. More...


BoxNation Adds Popular iFL TV Show As New Weekly Feature

By BoxNation September 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

Cult internet hit iFL TV, which has taken the web by storm by providing fight fans with a plethora of high quality boxing content, has made its way to television screens with a weekly show set to air on leading fight channel BoxNation.

iFL TV was created and co-founded in 2010 by Kugan Cassius and James Helder, who will both front the new show - ‘BoxNation presents Cassius and Helder’ - starting this Thursday 11th September at 8pm, ahead of this Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana blockbuster rematch from Las Vegas. More...


WBA King Quigg Fires Salvo At Newly Minted IBF Champ Frampton

By Matchroom Boxing September 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

Scott Quigg has fired a warning to Carl Frampton: “after I beat Stephane Jamoye, I’m taking your World title.”

Quigg defends his WBA Super Bantamweight title against the Belgian live on Sky Sports from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, and the Bury star is targeting a unification clash with the newly-crowned IBF champion from Belfast after he does the business on Saturday night.

The 25 year old is hunting a hat-trick of stoppage wins in his fourth defence of the title, and believes that the time is right for him and Frampton to get in the ring and settle their brewing rivalry. More...


BoxNation Looks Into Floyd Mayweather’s Ultra-Extravagant Lifestyle

By BoxNation September 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather gears up for his rematch with the big-hitting Marcos Maidana next Saturday night, 13 September, live on BoxNation.

The world’s best pound-for-pound fighter will share the ring again with the ferocious Argentine, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, as he looks to prove that he is still boxing’s top dog. More...


Luke Blackledge Vs Philip Kotey

By Jane Warburton September 7th, 2014 All Ringside Boxing

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At a packed King Georges Hall, Blackburn, England, last night – Steve Wood (VIP Boxing Promotions) hosted a fight-night billed as ‘Motown Showdown’. The ten card Bill headlined the vacant WBC International Silver Super-Middleweight Title between Luke Blackledge of Accrington and Philip Kotey of Ghana.

Blackledge was the busier and more accurate of the two men throughout the ten round contest. Kotey looked rather ungainly and wasn’t as busy from the third round although he did get through the guard of Blackledge with the left on more than one occasion. Kotey began to flail his arms around in round eight which may have been to try and put his opponent off. The act annoyed the jeering crowd and although Blackledge looked bemused – he continued with the same focus.
Blackledge wins the Title on Unanimous Points Decision 100-91; 100-91; 100-91.

Undercard Results:

Stevie Taylor(Darwen) v Mitch Mitchell (Lincoln)
4 x 3 Cruiserweight Contest
Taylor on points 40-36

Derrick Grieve (Blackburn) v Dee Mitchell (Manchester)
4 x 2 Welterweight Contest
Draw 38-38 More...


Kell Brook Stable After Tenerife Attack

By Matchroom Boxing September 7th, 2014 All Boxing News

Boxer Kell Brook is in a stable condition in hospital in Tenerife after an attack whilst on holiday with his family.

The IBF Welterweight champion was admitted to hospital in the early hours Thursday morning after suffering a serious stab wound to his left leg.

Commenting from his hospital bed, Kell Brook said:

“I was out enjoying a night out before returning home to the UK when I was the victim of an unprovoked attack. More...


Hatton Tips Rabchencko To Turn Back Mundine Challenge

By Hatton Promotions September 7th, 2014 All Press Releases

Ricky Hatton says Sergey Rabchenko's November 12 clash with former three-time world champion Anthony Mundine is amongst the biggest he's been involved in as a promoter.

'The Hitman', who also trains Rabchenko, has played a key role in world title fights involving the likes of Martin Murray and Ryan Rhodes since starting Hatton Promotions in 2009 and feels this will be an equally huge event. More...


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