Boxing News Archives: September 2017

JE Promotions presents ‘Judgement Day’

JE Promotions are all set to serve up a stellar show on October 7 in Maidstone with Judgement Day. The action-packed event, titled ‘Judgment Day’, features an unbeaten heavyweight, an English champion, a Southern Area champion, an ex-England International, and a British Challenge belt contest. It’s the fifth event that promoter Joe Elfidh has staged at the Mote Park venue and the eight-fight card is set to be the biggest one yet. Unbeaten super-featherweight Charlie Shane (4-0), 26 from Chatham, headlines in a British Challenge belt contest against 58-fight veteran Lewis van Poetsch (6-51-1). Southpaw Shane steps up to eight-rounds against ...

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Confidence runs high for both Yigit and Martin ahead of European title fight

Anthony Yigit (19-0-1, 7 KOs) and Sandor Martin (29-1, 10 KOs) both appeared in a confident mood as they exchanged words at today’s final pre-fight press conference ahead of their European Super Lightweight Championship fight on Saturday at the Solnahallen in Stockholm, Sweden. Yigit became the first Swedish fighter for 30 years to claim the European strap when he went behind enemy lines to defeat former British Champion Lenny Daws for the coveted blue and gold belt in February, and his maiden defence will be the first time in over 50 years the title has been contested on Swedish soil. ...

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Parker targets Joshua unification clash

WBO Heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker, is eyeing up a unification title fight with Anthony Joshua, according to Parker’s promoter, David Higgins. Parker defeated Hughie Fury at the Manchester Arena on points and is looking for his next opponent, which could be Joshua, next year. Higgins has already targeted the winner of the Tony Bellew/David Haye rematch, that is if Bellew takes the fight. Speaking to Sky Sports, Higgins said, “Bellew is fighting Haye I think, and so we could look at the winner of that.” “They’ll all want to fight Joe even more now. They will underestimate him, because Hughie is ...

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Natasha Jonas heads home for 2nd Pro fight

Natasha Jonas will take on Bojana Libszewska this Saturday at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, on the undercard to Butler vs Hall’s eliminator clash, in her second professional fight of her career. Jonas, 33, hails from Liverpool and cannot wait to be fighting in her hometown alongside fellow Liverpudlians, Rocky Fielding and Tom Stalker. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Jonas said, “Newcastle was a brilliant debut and people really got being me and supported me but there is nothing like being at home, Scousers love boxing and they love to get behind their own. They just love to be involved and support their ...

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Ellison defeats Neylon on undercard to Parker/Fury

Darwen’s Mickey Ellison (4-1) secured his first career stoppage victory on the undercard of the WBO world heavyweight title showdown between Joseph Parker (24-0) and Hughie Fury (20-1) at the Manchester Arena on September 23rd. His 31-year-old opponent, Andy Neylon (2-22-1), was forced to retire at end of the second round after sustaining a broken nose, courtesy of an Ellison right hand. Managed by Steve Wood and trained by former pro Alex Matvienko, 27-year-old Ellison reviewed his fifth professional bout, “I started a bit slow, at first, but then I started landing jabs and I caught him with a couple ...

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Pound for Pound Rankings – September 2017

With the retirement of Andre Ward, who’s the new number 1? Here are the P4P rankings for September 2017. 1) Gennady Golovkin 37-0-1 Draw 33 KOs In my eyes, GGG won his fight with Canelo in an exciting fight. Next Fight: TBD 2) Terence Crawford 32-0 23 KOs Crawford became the undisputed champ at Junior Welterweight in August & is now set to move up to the more competitive 147 Welterweight Division. Next Fight: TBD 3) Vasyl Lomachenko 9-1 7 KOs Loma made easy work with Marriaga in August, and will face his biggest test with Rigondeaux in December. Next ...

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Bivol/Broadhurst and McDonnell/Solis top Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza

Light-Heavyweight star Dmitry Bivol and the rematch between Jamie McDonnell and Liborio Solis for McDonnell’s WBA World Bantamweight title top the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza – a night of World Championship Boxing in the prestigious Salle Médecin of the Casino de Monte-Carlo on Saturday November 4, live on Sky Sports. The Bivol vs. Broadhurst Light-Heavyweight title showdown will be televised in the U.S. on HBO Boxing After Dark. Bivol defends his WBA title against Australian Trent Broadhurst with the exciting 26 year old looking to add another KO to his impressive record. The Russian’s fearsome reputation continues to grow and picked ...

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Mullender vacates English title for shot at European title

‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (10-2) has officially declared that he has vacated his English title to challenge for the IBF East/West European middleweight belt. The 31-year-old from Brentwood will fight over 12-rounds for the belt that instantly propels the winner into the top-15 in the IBF world rankings. Mullender’s manager, Andy Ayling, is still confirming details of the fight such as opponent, date and venue, but early indications are that the championship contest will be staged in London in November. The former English champ announced, “I’ve now vacated the English title to move on to the IBF European belt to give ...

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American Daniel Jacobs Signs to Matchroom

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing delighted to announce their first American signing as Daniel Jacobs pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US. The former Middleweight World ruler will make his debut under the new banner in November live on HBO as ‘The Miracle Man’ aims to reclaim his World champion status. Jacobs’ last outing was against fearsome Kazakh king Gennady Golovkin in March at Madison Square Garden in New York where ‘GGG’ edged the Brooklyn star out on points, and 30 year old Jacobs wants to get back into fights with the likes ...

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Campbell defeated by Linares in California

Jorge Linares defeated Luke Campbell by split decision to retain the WBA Lightweight title, in California. Campbell stepped into the ring for his first title fight and though defeated, proved it wont be long before a belt is around his waist. Campbell had to work hard, especially after a second round knockdown, and Linares had the 29 year old on the back foot as Linares caught Campbell with a right hand and another that brought the challenger down early on, along with a cut under his eye. Campbell came back at Linares in the fifth, with both trading body blows ...

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