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Eggington set to defend European title on undercard to Crolla/Burns

Sam Eggington will defend his European Welterweight title against mandatory challenger Mohamed Mimoune on the undercard of the Lightweight blockbuster between Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena on October 7, live on sky Sports. Eggington landed the title with a devastating tenth round KO to rip the title from Cerefino Rodriguez in Birmingham in May, adding the Spaniard’s name to his ever-growing list of impressive scalps. ‘The Savage’ went in the Rodriguez bout on the back of two eighth round stoppage wins against former World champion Paulie Malignaggi and former World title challenger Frankie Gavin. Frenchman Mimoune ...

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Crolla vs Burns set for Manchester in Lightweight battle

Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns will clash in a must-win Lightweight battle at the Manchester Arena on October 7, live on Sky Sports. The former World champions will be looking for a huge win to get back into range for a World title tilt and continue their glittering careers at the top level. Crolla enjoyed a rollercoaster ride as WBA king at 135lbs starting with his cancelled challenge against Richar Abril when he heroically challenged robbers at his neighbours home in December 2014. After recovering from a skull fracture and broken ankle, ‘Million Dollar’ finally got his first shot in ...

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Sweden to host European title fight for first time in 50 years

Anthony ‘Can You Dig It?’ Yigit (19-0-1, 7 KOs) is set to make a historic defence of his European Super Lightweight Championship against Sandor Martin (29-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday, September 30 at the Solnahallen in Stockholm, Sweden. This fight will be the first time in over fifty years that the European title has been contested on Swedish soil following Bo Hogberg’s unsuccessful attempt at Sandro Mazzinghi super welterweight strap at Johanneshov on October 11, 1966. Yigit, who is undefeated in his twenty professional contests, went behind enemy lines to capture the European crown on February 11, 2017, producing a ...

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Wladimir Klitschko announces retirement

Former World Heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has retired from boxing, just over 3 months after his loss to Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium. Klitschko was said to have been ready to challenge Joshua for a rematch, which was embedded within his contract clause, a fight that would have taken place on November 11th in Las Vegas. But the 2 time former champion has decided to hang up his gloves after 69 fights and a successful 21 year career. News broke on the Ukranian’s website of his retirement, which eventually crashed. A statement on his website read, “I deliberately took a few ...

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Burnett to take on Zhakiyanov in first unification title bout in Northern Ireland

Ryan Burnett will face Zhanat Zhakiyanov in an historic unification clash for the IBF and WBA Super World Bantamweight titles at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Saturday October 21, live on Sky Sports. Burnett ripped the IBF crown from Lee Haskins in impressive style in June at the SSE Arena and puts the title on the line in the first unification fight to be held in Northern Ireland. The unbeaten Belfast talent faces a stiff examination if he’s to land the WBA strap in the form of Zhakiyanov, the 30 year old Kazakh trained by British legend Ricky Hatton ...

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Katie Taylor dominates over Jasmine Clarkson in Brooklyn

Irish sensation Katie Taylor (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped Brooklynite Jasmine Clarkson (4-9) after three rounds of action in the unbeaten fighter’s U.S. debut. The Olympic Gold medalist was dominant from the outset, stalking her opponent around the ring and consistently trapping her in the corner. Taylor was effective with both hands and did most of her work to the head of Clarkson. After three rounds of damage, Clarkson’s corner stopped the bout and gave Taylor her first stateside win as a pro. “It was a fantastic experience being my first time competing here in the U.S,” said Taylor. “There were ...

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Mickey Ellison on undercard to Parker/Fury

Darwen’s light-heavyweight prospect Mickey Ellison (3-1) has landed his dream fight at the Manchester Arena on September 23rd on the undercard of the huge WBO World heavyweight title showdown between New Zealander Joseph Parker (23-0) and Briton Hughie Fury (20-0). The Blackburn-born boxer gets to perform at the 21,000-capacity sporting arena live on ITV Box Office and is aiming to make a statement with his performance on the Hennessy Sports show.  The 6ft 2” tall 175-pounder said, “I just want to pay the people that have supported me in all my fights back and put on a good performance for ...

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Katie Taylor to debut in US on undercard to Broner/Garcia

Katie Taylor says she’s itching to break into the US market when she makes her Stateside debut in Brooklyn on Saturday night (July 29) on Sky Sports. The Irish sensation puts her skills on show in New York in her sixth pro outing fresh from a third stoppage win at Wembley Stadium in April on the blockbuster bill topped by the epic Heavyweight battle between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Taylor hopes to be headlining in Ireland in World title action soon, but the 31 year old wants to become a hit in the States too – starting in the ...

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British cruiserweight Mikael Lawal joins Team Sauerland

Team Sauerland are pleased to announce the signing of British cruiserweight prospect Mikael Lawal on a long-term promotional contract. Based in Shepherds Bush and fighting out of Stonebridge Boxing Club, Lawall has claimed back-to-back first-round stoppages since joining the paid ranks in on April 22, 2017, and now signed with Team Sauerland, the 22 year-old has already set his sights on World domination. ‘’I’m really happy that Team Sauerland have given me this opportunity,’’ said Lawal. ‘’Words can’t really describe it. Coming from where I come from, people don’t usually get these kinds of opportunities so I’m going to grab ...

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Kurt Johnson newest Heavyweight signing to JE Promotions

JE Promotions has officially signed Kurt Johnson, an exciting new heavyweight prospect from Greenhithe in Kent. Johnson previously competed professionally in MMA, Thai-boxing and K-1, and experienced just one amateur boxing fight. The 30-year-old impressed promoter Joe Elfidh unexpectedly during a training session recently and he immediately rushed to sign contracts with the heavyweight talent after what he saw. The boxer-turned-promoter commented on his newest protégé, “This guy is exciting, I seriously don’t know where he’s been hiding!” He expanded, “I came down to the new Kent Gloves gym in Gillingham and was told that he was a K-1 fighter ...

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