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Anthony Crolla Dead Set On Winning John Murray Manchester Derby

By Matchroom Boxing April 9th, 2014 All Boxing News

Anthony Crolla says he will keep up his 100 per cent record in Manchester derbies when he clashes with John Murray at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, on April 19, live on Sky Sports.

Crolla has boxed in four all-Manchester fights in his career to date, and came out on top in them all. Crolla began his run by stopping former World champion Michael Brodie in 2009 in Brodie’s last pro fight and then won his first title against Andy Morris with a seventh round stoppage in 2010 to claim the English Super Featherweight belt. More...

British Heavyweight Phenom Joshua On Froch vs. Groves 2 Card

By Matchroom Boxing April 9th, 2014 All Press Releases

Anthony Joshua,MBE, is the first fighter confirmed for the undercard of Carl Froch’s WBA/IBF Super Middleweight title rematch with George Groves at Wembley Stadium on May 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Olympic Gold medal hero has raced to 5-0 with all five wins inside the distance since turning pro in October, but a hand injury sustained in his last win over Hector Avila in Glasgow has ruled him out of fighting in Manchester on April 19 on the undercard of Scott Quigg’s WBA Super Bantamweight title defence against Nehomar Cermeno. More...

Jimmy Kelly Jnr Vs Max Maxwell Report

By Jane Warburton April 6th, 2014 All Ringside Boxing

Jimmy Kelly Jnr Jimmy Kelly Jnr Vs Max Maxwell Report
Click the Image for more Jimmy Kelly Jnr Vs Max Maxwell Photos

At The Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester, last night, Steve Wood of VIP Boxing Promotions hosted a show which featured eight contests.

The main event should have been King Davidson (Southampton) v Bradley Pryce (Newbridge, Wales,) in what was to have been a Commonwealth Title Eliminator, but this was cancelled – moving local boxer Jimmy Kelly jnr to the top spot.

Jimmy (Kilrain) Kelly jnr (Wythenshawe) v Max Maxwell (Birmingham)
6 x 3 Light-Middleweight Contest

This was a mature performance from young Kelly who looked strong and slammed in a number of solid body-shots to the torso of 'Mad Max'. Experienced Maxwell ‘went for a little walk’ several times during the fight but Kelly kept focussed to get the win on points 60-55 to notch up his tenth win of ten, with four by KO.

Alex Rutter (Middleton) v Qasim Hussain (Sheffield)
4 x 3 Lightweight Contest

Hussains’ showboating didn’t put Rutter off and the Middleton man gets the points win (40-36) More...

World Weekend Wrapup: Braehmer, Yaegashi, Inoue Victorious

By Wellington Amadulu April 6th, 2014 All Boxing Results

The biggest action over the weekend took place in Germany and Japan, where there were collectively three world title belts on offer.

On Sunday at Ota City Gymnasium in Tokyo, the WBC flyweight and light fly straps were fought over, with one staying with its owner and the other going home with the challenger.

WBC flyweight king Akira Yaegashi, 20-3 (10), sucessfully made the third defense of the belt he won last year with a ninth round KO of former Mexican champ Odilon Zaleta, 15-4 (8).

Making his first attempt at a world title, the slick Zaleta suffered his second loss in a row and was no match for aggressive former WBA and Japanese minimumweight king Yaegashi, who has won five consecutive bouts.

Mexico's WBC light fly champion Adrian Hernandez, 29-3-1 (18), wasn't so fortunate as his second reign was ended in six rounds by Japan's amazing novice Naoya "Monster" Inoue, 6-0 (5).

In only six pro contests, 20 year old Inoue has captured the WBC, OPBF and Japanese titles.

On Saturday at Stadhalle in Rostock, Germany, Juergen Braehmer, 43-2 (32), retained his WBA light heavyweight title with a sxith round stoppage of ex-WBO cruiserweight ruler Enzo Maccarinelli, 38-7 (30).

Both fighters were injured in the first as Brahmer suffered a cut above the right eye but Maccarinelli was plagued by a bad swelling around his right eye that only became worse as the contest continued. More...

Escalante Retains IBA Belt Against Ruiz At Cache Creek Casino

By Boxing Press April 6th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Last night at the Cache Creek Casino in Brooks, CA, Bruno "The Aloha Kid" Escalante (13-1-1, 6 KOs) successfully defended his IBA Super-Flyweight title with a unanimous decision victory against a game Victor Ruiz (12-3, 9 KOs).

In the early action, Ruiz pressed the action and won a few rounds before Escalante got into his groove. Escalante made the proper adjustments in the middle rounds and used superior boxing skills and defense to confuse Ruiz as he took the lead going into the final two frames.

Ruiz tried to make a final push but Escalante dug deep and finished strong. Escalante hurt his hand in round two and fought with his right hand for most of the fight. Scorecards read 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 all in favor for Escalante. More...

Gesta vs. Riovalle Headlines April 11 “Ringside At Del Mar”

By Boxing Press April 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

An opponent has been announced for the"Ringside At Del Mar" eight round main event featuring Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (26-1, 14 KOs). The popular Filipino fighter will face Mexico's Edgar "Basuras" Riovalle (37-17-2, 26 KOs) at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Del Mar, Calif.

This event is brought to you by Paco Presents in association with A&T Gym, Don Chargin, and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment. More...

Maccarinelli Gets Braehmer WBA Title Shot Tonight In Germany

By Ricky Jones April 5th, 2014 All Boxing Previews

Lanky Welsh slugger Enzo Maccarinelli travels to Stadhalle in Rostock tonight to challenge WBA light heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer in Germany.

Maccarinelli, 38-6 (30), a former WBO, WBU, European and British titlist at cruiserweight, has breathed new life into his career as a light heavyweight, winning three domestic contests and the Commonwealth crown in 2013 after starting off badly in a KO loss to Ovill McKenzie in 2012.

But can the 33 year old chinny Swansea banger pull off a major upset against rugged Schwerin southpaw Braehmer?

Braehmer, 42-2 (31), has had a lot of ups and downs in his career, punctuated by out-of ring issues and a failed 2008 WBA title shot, but seems to have gotten back on track following the loss of his WBO title in 2011, when he was stripped for not defending against Nathan Cleverly.

Since that time, Braehmer won the European and WBO International belts and most recently the vacant WBA strap with a 12 round points win against Marcus Oliveira in December.

This is an interesting matchup tonight with many variables giving rise to a lot of potential scenarios, but the determining factor could be the chin of Maccarinelli.

If the 6'4 Welshman can successfully use his height and reach advantages over the 6'0 Brahemer, we could see one of the more amazing career turnarounds in recent British boxing history, but if the champion can close range and land flush, it could be curtains for Maccarinelli. More...

Steve Cunningham, Curtis Stevens Win In Philadelphia

By Richard Eberline April 5th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Heavyweight Steve Cunningham and middleweight Curtis Stevens both survived rocky situations in their bouts last night at Philadelphia's Liacouras Center, pulling out victories on last round heroics.

Two-time former IBF cruiserweight champion Cunningham, 27-6 (12), largely outboxed previously undefeated USBA titlist Amir Mansour, 20-1 (15), for the first four rounds until he was floored by heavy right hook from the explosively fast Mansour in the fifth.

Cunningham managed to beat the count but southpaw Mansour's follow-up assault dropped the Philadelphian again. Cunningham barely made it to his feet in time and was clearly in dire straights but was saved by the bell to end the round.

The taller Cunningham, a veteran of eight world title contests, used his experience to gain valuable recovery time and resumed outboxing Mansour again.

At 41 years of age, Mansour showed remarkable quickness and strength but lacked the stamina to keep up with Cunningham, who at 37, no longer has the sharp reflexes shown during his prime cruiserweight years.

This combination of fighter attributes made for a competitive contest and both boxers also had to contend with cuts.

In the tenth and final frame, Cunningham dropped a very tired Mansour, who wasn't hurt and continued on. More...

Frampton Stops Former World Champ Cazares In Belfast

By Ricky Jones April 5th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Belfast's favorite son was back in the ring this evening as super bantamweight Carl Frampton won his biggest fight to date by impressively halting Mexico's Hugo Fidel Cazares at the Odyssey Arena.

Two-time former super flyweight world champion Cazares came into the clash on the strength of five straight wins after losing the WBA super fly crown in 2011, most recently capturing the WBC International Silver super bantam strap with a decision over Julio Cesar Miranda in December.

Ex-Commonwealth king Frampton was coming off two consecutive European title wins, most recently a fifth round body shot stoppage of Jeremy Parodi in October.

At stake for the winner was a chance at the WBC super bantam crown of Leo Santa Cruz, but for Frampton, the switch-hitting Mexican southpaw Cazares represented a massive step up in competition.

Frampton started the contest well, scoring with a couple of left hooks and right hands that seemed to surprise Cazares, who, despite the impressive resume, looked every bit a 36 year old fighter who had bitten off more than he could chew against the 27 year old local man. More...

This Weekend In The UK: Prizefighter, Maccarinelli, Ryder, Butler

By Jane Warburton April 5th, 2014 All Boxing Previews

This weekend in the UK, sees the next installment of Prizefighter – with the Welterweights taking centre stage at the ‘home’ of British Boxing – The York Hall, Bethnal Green.

The Eddie Hearn – Matchroom Boxing Promoted eight-man tournament will also play host to three contests featuring John Ryder v Jez Wilson, Ricky Boylan v Krzysztof Szot and Wadi Camacho v Toni Visic.

At The Wytheshawe Forum, Steve Wood of VIP Boxing promotes a show which headlines King Davidsons’ defence of the WBO International Light-Middleweight Title against Bradley Pryce of Newbridge, Wales.

Nigerian-born Davidson (living in Southampton) won the Title in June 2012 and defends it for the fourth time on Saturday.

Also on the show, Jimmy Kelly Jnr of Wythenshawe, is looking to add another win to his record of nine wins (4 by KO) when he faces Max Maxwell of Birmingham in a Light-Middleweight Contest.

And at the Forum, Bath, Errol Johnson promotes a show which headlines the BBBofC English Middleweight Title defence between the Champion - Danny Butler of Bristol and Martin Concepcion of Leicester.

But across Europe, at the Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany – Enzo Maccarinelli of Swansea, Wales, faces Juergen Braehmer for the WBA World Light-Heavyweight Title.

Braehmer of Schwerin, Germany, will be defending the Title for the first time since his win against Marcus Oliveira in December.

Welshman Maccarinelli is back on a winning streak since his second round defeat to Ovill McKenzie in November 2012 (which he later redeemed with an eleventh round stoppage of McKenzie in August last year).

Liam Williams of Clydach Vale, Wales, is also on the bill in Germany and faces Yuri Pompilio of Spain in a Light-Middleweight contest.

Last Chance Saloon For Munore Against Warrington In Manchester

By Matchroom Boxing April 5th, 2014 All Boxing News

Rendall Munroe  Last Chance Saloon For Munore Against Warrington In Manchester

Rendall Munroe will challenge Josh Warrington for the Commonwealth Featherweight title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on April 19, live on Sky Sports.

Munroe tackled Lee Selby for the British and European titles in Cardiff in February, losing out to the Welsh stylist via a sixth round stoppage, and the 33 year old says that proving he still has a lot to give after that fight is more than enough motivation to take the Commonwealth belt from the unbeaten Leeds fighter. More...

Commonwealth Gold Medallist Gallagher Ready To Roll The Dice

By Matchroom Boxing April 5th, 2014 All Press Releases

Belfast’s Paddy Gallagher is rolling the dice by entering the Prizefighter Welterweights 4 at the sold-out York Hall, Bethnal Green – a risk-reward gamble he intends to make pay live on Sky Sports.

The Commonwealth Gold medal winner turned pro in September 2012 but has only boxed four times since – with three of those fights ending in first round wins. Gallagher says that victory on Saturday will open the doors to land the fights that have so far eluded him. More...

Blackpool Hopeful Askin Targeting British Title Shot

By Hatton Promotions April 5th, 2014 All Boxing News

Matty Askin Blackpool Hopeful Askin Targeting British Title Shot

Blackpool Cruiserweight Matty Askin believes he should be next in line for a shot at the British title.

The 25-year-old retained his English title with a blistering display against Menay Edwards on Saturday night and feels it was a performance that should earn him mandatory status.

British champion Jon Lewis Dickinson won the Lonsdale belt outright on the same night by halting common opponent Neil Dawson in Newcastle and now has to decide whether he will continue to fight at domestic level or move on. More...

Gallagher vs. Ochieng Kicks Off Prizefighter Welterweights 4

By Matchroom Boxing April 5th, 2014 All Boxing News

Paddy Gallagher and Erick Ochieng will kick-off the Prizefighter Welterweights 4 on Saturday night at the sold-out York Hall, Bethnal Green, live on Sky Sports.

Commonwealth Gold medal winner Gallagher and former English Light Middleweight champion Ochieng were the first names drawn out of the hat by Lightweight favourite Kevin Mitchell and EastEnders actor Danny Dyer live on Ringside.

Waiting for the victor of the opening quarter final will be either Dublin’s Dean Byrne or Berkshire’s Mark Douglas who meet in quarter final number two. More...

Update Regarding IPO, Strategic Review, Board Appointments

By BoxNation April 5th, 2014 All Press Releases

Boxing Channel Media Ltd., owners and operators of BoxNation, the UK-based subscription boxing channel, available on Sky, Virgin Media, online and via mobile apps, provides an update today following its statement to the market on 5 December 2013 regarding its plans to IPO on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

The Board is pleased to announce that, following an approach from a significant private investor, it has decided to withdraw its current plan to IPO on AIM and is to carry out a strategic review across the Company, which will see the underlying business and management team strengthened. More...

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