Boxing News Archives: July 2017

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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Broner vs Garcia – Post Fight Recap

Before the fight Mikey Garcia stated, “I want my name mentioned with the best”. At the conclusion of my prediction, I stated that Adrien Broner is good, but Garcia is great and would show it. With his UD win over Broner, what Mikey Garcia showed is he’s greater than we thought. Moving up to the 140-pound weight division against Broner, who was undefeated at the weight, who was in the best shape of his career, and pre-fight stated he will let his hands to the talking, Mikey Garcia at the end of the 12th round bell gave the feeling we ...

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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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Adrien Broner vs Mikey Garcia – Fight Prediction

Many fighters have talent which separates them from the average person, but what they do with that talent determines their success in the ring. With Mikey Garcia, we have a talented counter puncher who has the skill set to be a top fighter pound for pound; however, inactivity raises the question of how good is he? In the other corner, we have Adrien Broner, who is a very talented fighter who yearns for the spotlight of his mentor Floyd Mayweather, however, to date that talent hasn’t translated to universal success. The question with Broner is can he turn it around ...

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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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Butler signs to Matchroom / ‘Battle on the Mersey’ Press Conference and fights

Paul Butler vs. Stuart Hall – eliminator for the WBA World Bantamweight title and rematch of their clash for Hall’s IBF crown in June 2014 which Butler won via split decision Paul Butler: I am on the biggest platform for boxing now and I’m straight into the deep-end in a massive fight with Stuart. I think I can win in better fashion this time and end his career. The team around me is better now, I’m improving every day with Joe Gallagher and I don’t see that improvement in Stuart. Stuart Hall: I’m over the moon to get the fight. ...

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Frampton returns home for clash with Gutierrez – Selby next?

Carl Frampton believes it could be the right time for him to face IBF Featherweight champion, Lee Selby, to create an all British battle. Frampton, takes on Andres Gutierrez in Belfast this weekend, the first time he returns home for a fight since his loss to Leo Santa Cruz back in January. The ‘Jackal’ isn’t overlooking his opponent, Gutierrez, but does feel a win over his opponent this weekend will fuel for a title fight with Selby. Speaking on his Sunday Life column, Frampton spoke of Andres Gutierrez and Lee Selby. “I’m not looking past Gutierrez in any shape or form ...

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Butler and Hall renew rivalry ahead of clash in Liverpool

Paul Butler has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will face bitter rival Stuart Hall in an eliminator for the WBA World Bantamweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on September 30, live on Sky Sports.  Butler took the IBF crown from Hall via split decision in May 2014 in Newcastle and now Hall gets the chance to gain revenge in the Ellesmere Port man’s backyard – with a route to the WBA belt that’s in the hands of Jamie McDonnell, who is set for his own rematch with Liborio Solis.  “I’m very happy to be teaming ...

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