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Daws: Fitness Is Key To Victory In European Title Clash

By Boxing Press November 27th, 2015 All Boxing News

Carshalton's Lenny Daws aims to become European super-lightweight champion at the second time of asking on December 5 at the Westcroft Leisure Centre, just a stone's throw from his home, and is adamant he'll leave nothing to chance.

The 36-year-old fought for the European title in 2013, when he dropped a controversial 12-round decision to Michele Di Rocco in Italy, but has won five on the spin since and goes into his December 5 contest with Spain's Ruben Nieto full of confidence. More...

Undefeated Prospect Toka Kahn-Clary Wants 10 Round Fights

By Boxing Press November 27th, 2015 All Boxing News

After his impressive second-round stoppage of Sergio "Cuatito" Lopez (19-10-1, 13 KOs) last Friday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, undefeated blue-chip featherweight prospect Toka "T-Nice" Kahn-Clary (17-0, 11 KOs) has officially graduated from an eight to ten-round fighter.

"My performance was good," Kahn-Clary looked back on his knockout of Lopez. "I didn't do anything to make it a difficult fight. I was a little concerned that my opponent came in overweight [128 lbs contract weight but Lopez weighed 132.2 lbs], but I didn't think too much of it. More...

Warrington Faces Unbeaten Panamanian Sanchez December 12

By Matchroom Boxing November 27th, 2015 All Boxing News

Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Jorge Sanchez at The O2 in London on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Leeds favourite Warrington makes his second defence of the title he won in April against Dennis Tubeiron, having shutout Australian Joel Brunker for the strap in Yorkshire in September.

Warrington will face a stiff test to end his year on a high as the unbeaten Panamanian, known as ‘El Bufalo’ heads to London to take the title away from the champion and record a tenth win inside the distance in his 16th pro outing. More...

Welterweight Showdown! Garcia vs. Guerrero January 23 In LA

By Boxing Press November 26th, 2015 All Boxing News

Fox Sports expands its existing media rights agreement for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) with multiple primetime Saturday evening bouts on the Fox broadcast network and Fox Deportes in 2016.

PBC on Fox debuts Saturday, January 23 at 8:00 PM ET with an action-packed two-hour show headlined by one of the most exciting undefeated fighters in boxing, Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs), facing former three-division world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs), live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. More...

Anthony Crolla Achieves Emotional World Title Dream In Liverpool

By Matchroom Boxing November 26th, 2015 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla says it will take a long time for his incredible WBA Lightweight title win over Darleys Perez at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night to sink in.

Crolla delivered a stunning body shot in the fifth round to KO the Colombian champion in their rematch in front of a vociferous hometown crowd to rip the title from Perez and complete his fairy tale comeback.

The Manchester favourite was roared into the ring by the fans and absorbed that energy for his second crack at the title after a controversial draw with Perez in July – and set about the champion with gusto. Crolla, who turned 29 during fight week, said ahead of the fight that he felt confident he could both hurt Perez and take the champs’ power. More...

Frampton, Quigg Start Super Bantam Unification Clash War Of Words

By Matchroom Boxing November 19th, 2015 All Boxing News

Three days, three cities, and plenty to say. Ahead of their massive Super-Bantamweight IBF and WBA unification fight at the Manchester Arena on February 27, Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, and their respective teams have journeyed from London to Belfast via Manchester to promote the most anticipated fight on these shores for decades.

One of the few points all parties agreed upon is that this is the optimum moment for the mega bout to happen. “The timing had to be right, and it is now,” began Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan, while Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn spoke of having “an obligation to boxing to make this fight happen.” More...

IBF Champ James DeGale Holds Open Media Workout In London

By Boxing Press November 19th, 2015 All Boxing News

Two days before he departs for Canada, IBF Super Middleweight Champion James "Chunky" DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) held an open media workout at the Stonebridge Boxing Club in London as he nears completion of a 10-plus week training camp for his title defense against former world champion and Canadian fan favorite, Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs), of Montreal, on Saturday, Nov. 28, live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT from the Vidéotron Centre of Quebec City.

The event billed as "The Reclamation" is a presentation of Vidéotron.

Here's what DeGale had to say on Monday:

James DeGale:
"I think I am the best super middleweight out there right now. There are hard fights in the division. Badou Jack is a good fighter, but I think I beat him and beat him well if I stay switched on for the full 12 rounds. More...

Crolla Relishing World Title Rematch With Perez On Saturday

By Matchroom Boxing November 19th, 2015 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla has admitted he was so gutted by the draw with Darleys Perez in their first WBA Super-Bantamweight title fight that it took him months to watch it again.

Crolla and Perez clash in a rematch for the belt on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena live on Sky Sports, with the controversial first fight leading to the rematch as Perez held on to his belt despite the Colombian champion had points deducted for low blows in the 11th and 12th rounds.

Crolla – who turns 29 today – has finally watched the fight back with trainer Joe Gallagher, and believes the pair have devised the masterplan to put that result right this time. More...

New WBA Interim Champ Zhakiyanov Mobbed At Homecoming

By Hatton Promotions November 19th, 2015 All Boxing News

Zhanat Zhakiyanov was mobbed by his adoring fans when he arrived back in his home town of Petropavl, Kazakhstan.

Around 200 people braved temperatures as low as -20°c to see the 32-year-old arrive by train a week on from his WBA interim bantamweight title victory over Yonfrez Parejo.

The result made Zhakiyanov the fourth Kazakh to hold a world title after Gennady Golovkin, Beibut Shumenov and Vassiliy Jirov, and has turned him into something of a national hero. More...

Eight Unbeaten Fighters Square Off On December 11 ShoBox

By Showtime Boxing November 15th, 2015 All Boxing News

ShoBox: The New Generation returns on Friday, Dec. 11 live on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/PT with a quadrupleheader featuring eight undefeated prospects with a combined record of 92-0-3 in the final ShoBox telecast of 2015.

Headlining the DiBella Entertainment and Savarese Promotions-promoted event at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston will be talented 140-pound local prospect Regis Prograis (15-0, 12 KOs), who faces Abel Ramos (14-0-2, 9 KOs) in the 10-round super lightweight main event.

In the co-feature, Bryant Cruz (16-0, 8 KOs) takes on Wesley Ferrer (10-0, 5 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout. More...

Joshua vs. Whyte Massive Sky Sports Box Office Show

By Matchroom Boxing November 15th, 2015 All Boxing News

Olympic super heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua faces unbeaten London rival Dillian Whyte on a huge night of boxing on Sky Sports Box Office.

Joshua and Whyte come together at The O2 on December 12 for the British and Commonwealth titles, six years after their first meeting in the amateur ranks – and there is no love lost between them.

The fight headlines a fabulous bill that will include Chris Eubank Jr taking on Ireland’s Gary “Spike" O’Sullivan in a final eliminator for the WBA Middleweight title, with sparks set to fly between the two rivals.Tony Bellew is up against Mateusz Masternak, while Kevin Mitchell, Luke Campbell MBE and Josh Warrington will also feature. More...

Contender Josh Warrington Back On Big O2 London Bill

By Matchroom Boxing November 15th, 2015 All Boxing News

Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title at The O2 in London on December 12.

The Leeds star is hunting a showdown with IBF champion Lee Selby having defended the title with a shutout win against mutual opponent Joel Brunker in his hometown fortress in Leeds, and will be out to impress on the bumper London bill as he aims for World title action in 2016.

“2016 is going to be a very big year for me,” said Warrington. “I can only beat who is in-front of us - but it’s time to step it up and fight these guys at world level. The Selby fight has been spoke about but, by this time next year, I think I’ll be ready for anyone. More...

Anthony Upton: “English Title Will Be Perfect Christmas Present”

By Hatton Promotions November 15th, 2015 All Boxing News

Anthony Upton has been handed an early Christmas present – a shot at the English light-welterweight title.

The unbeaten 23-year-old, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, will face current champion Joe Hughes at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, December 5. Upton has been a professional for little over two years, but he feels the time is now right for his first championship opportunity.

"It's something I can't wait for," he said. "All the training we do in the gym is geared to boxing over 12 rounds so I know I can do ten comfortably. I'm unbeaten in 11 fights so I'm at that level where I'm going to be fighting tougher opponents and I need to be prepared for boxers who are going to be giving their all to try and beat me. More...

Perez Looking To Erase WBA Crolla Doubt In Manchester

By Gary Shaw Productions November 15th, 2015 All Boxing News

WBA lightweight champion, Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs), co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing, is looking forward to his highly anticipated rematch with Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs).

Perez returns to hostile territory at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom on November 21, 2015, the same location where the first fight took place.

Perez, who retained the WBA crown against Crolla with a majority draw on July 18, 2015, knows he must be at his optimum best to retain his title, especially on foreign land. With an expected crowd of 12,000 fans routing against him, Perez feels confident he can pull off another win with his back against the wall. More...

Manchester Veteran Arnfield Buoyant About Surprise British Title Shot

By Boxing Press November 12th, 2015 All Boxing News

Manchester's Jack Arnfield is buoyant and “raring to go” ahead of his British middleweight title fight with champion Nick 'Bang Bang' Blackwell this Saturday, November 14 at Bristol's City Academy.

The 26-year-old accepted the fight with Blackwell last Friday, following the withdrawal of original opponent Elliott Matthews, and now can't wait to finally get his hands on that coveted Lonsdale belt.

“On Friday morning I got the phone call from Steve Wood, my manager, who told me Matthews was out and I was in,” recalled Arnfield, 19-1 (4 KOs). “I was over the moon. I was ecstatic. More...

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