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Today at the Gateway Hotel in Nottingham, England, promoter Frank Maloney hosted a press conference ahead of Friday’s fight night at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre, in which Leicester binman Rendall Munroe will defend his European super bantamweight title for the fifth time.
Munroe’s opponent, former European bantamweight champion and WBC title challenger Simone ‘Boom Boom’ Maludrottu of Italy arrived in England yesterday and sat at today’s press conference alongside his trainer.
Unable to speak English, Maludrottu answered questions via an interpreter, who sat between Maludrottu and his trainer.
A confident Munroe sat alongside his team of Jason and Mike Shinfield. Munroe’s good friend and British super bantam champion Jason Booth was on hand to offer support as were Munroe’s stablemates, light heavyweight Ovill McKenzie and light welter Scott Haywood, who also fight on Friday’s bill.
The press conference was well attended and Mr. Maloney gave everyone a laugh when he wore a pair of specially made ‘Elton-John Style’ glasses!
Listen to the audio here: