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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.

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...

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...

History Says Maidana Has A Chance In Mayweather Rematch

By Showtime Boxing September 5th, 2014 All Boxing News

Welterweight and junior middleweight boxing history is rich with legends of men who found victories in rematches. If we base our projections in historic facts, we could say Argentine power puncher and former welterweight world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) has a solid chance to win the Sept. 13 Showtime PPV rematch against 37-year old, 11-time, five-division world champion and pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs).

The late Vernon “The Viper” Forrest was shocked in June 2008 by “The Contender” winner Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora, losing a majority decision for his WBC Junior Middleweight Title.

They met again in Sept. of that year and it was a different Forrest in the sequel. Boxing with class and precision, Forrest won a lopsided decision to regain his crown in what would be the final fight of his career. More...

Anthony Crolla Risks Everything Against World Class Mexican Diaz

By Matchroom Boxing September 4th, 2014 All Boxing News

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Anthony Crolla knows his World title dreams will be left in tatters if he does not overcome Gamaliel Diaz when they clash for the WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday September 13, live on Sky Sports.

Crolla is ranked fourth with the WBO and victory over former WBC Super Featherweight champion Diaz will see the ‘Million Dollar’ Manchester man close in on a World title challenge. More...

Cardle Gets The Hard Road On Climb Up The Ladder

By Matchroom Boxing September 4th, 2014 All Boxing News

Scotty Cardle is expecting a tough bout when he challenges Kirk Goodings for the Sunderland fighter’s English title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13, live on Sky Sports, but says he’ll relish the opportunity to earn a shot at the coveted British title.

The Lytham St. Annes man is unbeaten in 15 pro fights and steps up to fight Goodings for the English strap in a battle that doubles up as an eliminator for the Lonsdale belt. More...

Walters Defends WBA Title Against Donaire On Golovkin vs. Rubio Bill

By World Boxing Association August 30th, 2014 All Boxing News

On October 18, 2014 in Carson, California, the World Boxing Association featherweight champion Nicholas Walters will face the undisputed champion Nonito Donaire.

The fight was officially announced by the promoter of the WBA middleweight title fight between the super champion Gennady Golovkin and Marcos "Veneno" Rubio, which will be the main fight of the night. More...

Showtime Announces Earlier Start Time For Mayweather vs. Maidana 2

By Showtime Boxing August 30th, 2014 All Boxing News

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In a move designed to enhance the viewing experience, Showtime Sports, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions have scheduled the “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” pay-per-view event, headlined by the rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, to start at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT instead of the traditional 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The earlier start time is another innovative step Showtime Sports is taking to improve the television viewer’s experience for live boxing events. Viewers in the Eastern and Central time zones, which make up nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population, won’t have to stay up as late as usual in order to witness the conclusion of the event. More...

Maidana, Santa Cruz, Vazquez, Molina Meet The Media

By Showtime Boxing August 30th, 2014 All Boxing News

Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, the former welterweight champion who gets his eagerly awaited rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in the main event of “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on Showtime PPV, WBC Super Bantamweight champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz, WBC Super Bantamweight Miguel “Títere” Vazquez, junior welterweight contender John Molina, Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe participated in a Media WorkouWBC Super Bantamweightt Tuesday at Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard.

In world title fights on Sept. 13, Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs), of Los Angeles, will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight Championship against Mexico’s Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-2, 6 KOs) in the “Mayhem” co-featured bout and Miguel “Títere” Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs), of Tijuana, will risk his IBF Lightweight Championship against Mickey “The Spirit” Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs), a Mayweather Promotions’ rising star from Las Vegas. More...

Wait – What? Jurgen Brahmer Calls Out Carl Froch

By Boxing Press August 30th, 2014 All Boxing News

WBA champion Jürgen Brähmer can't wait to get in the ring for a possible super-duel against the Brit Carl Froch.

The current IBF super-middleweight champion recently announced he is only interested in a really big fight – now Jürgen Brähmer, a famous name on the boxing scene known around the world, is challenging the Brit to a bout. More...

When Hull Freezes Over: Campbell, Coyle Headline Ice Arena

By Matchroom Boxing August 30th, 2014 All Boxing News

Luke Campbell, MBE, takes on Daniel Brizuela and Tommy Coyle faces Michael Katsidis on a huge night for both men at the Ice Arena in Hull on October 25, live on Sky Sports.

Campbell boxes for his first title in his first 12-round fight, with the dangerous Brizuela standing in his way of landing the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight belt. The Argentine returns to the venue where he shared the ring with Coyle in a fight of the year contender in February, where both men hit the canvas four times before Coyle stopped Brizuela to defend his IBF International title. More...

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