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British boxing rivalries: The fiercest, best (and worst) of them all

There is nothing in sport that quite matches the adrenaline shot that is a boxing rivalry. A sport of merciless violence by its very nature, the only way to amplify the heat inside the ring is to add personal dislike. British boxing has had rivalries aplenty over the years, and is right now overflowing with potential high-publicity, quality match-ups that could once again force the nation to sit attentively around their television screens. Over two parts I will discuss some of the most spiteful British boxing rivalries, both in the recent past – which I will detail here in Part ...

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Top potential opponents for Ricky Hatton’s return to boxing

England’s Ricky Hatton has taken the British boxing world by storm once again as he announced a shock comeback to the professional fight game. Rumors quietly circulated for several weeks before today’s announcement, where ‘Hitman’ Hatton spoke of his will to “redeem” himself. The former WBA welterweight champion’s last outing three years ago ended in devastating fashion when Manny Pacquiao scored a crushing KO in the second round. Ricky Hatton will fight as a 34-year-old on November 24th. The fight takes place in his hometown at the MEN Arena; it will be his first fight there since his dazzling victory ...

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Colin Lynes interview, Lynes vs. Junior Witter this weekend

Colin Lynes  Talks Witter, Purdy and Future Aspirations Back in May 2011 I interviewed former IBO Light Welterweight World Champion Colin Lynes, just as he was preparing to take part in the excellent Matchroom Sport promoted Prizefighter series. Now, a year later as Lynes prepares to take on Junior Witter, I caught up with him once again, to discuss how Prizefighter played out, his most recent fight against Lee Purdy, his upcoming match against Junior Witter and much more. Take a look.

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Fury vs. Firtha Today from Belfast

Gang Green: Fury vs. Firtha In what is expected to be an old-fashioned brawl for the Irish Heavyweight Championship, prodigal son Tyson Fury returns to his roots to battle American challenger Nicolai “Stone Man” Firtha headlining this afternoon’s (Sat., Sept. 16) “The Only Show In Town,” presented by Hennessy Sports, at historic King’s Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Tyson Fury Headlines Sept 17th Belfast Show, Willie Casey & Junior Witter Also Appear

Tyson Fury says he will battle with North American champion Nicolai Firtha at Belfast’s King’s Hall on September 17 because he wants to give the Irish fans a night to remember. The 12 round international contest will be shown live on Channel 5. British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Fury could have fought lesser men but instead he faces the 32-year-old from Ohio who two fights ago went the distance with the new WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin who recently won his title with a points win over Ruslan Chagaev.

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Prizefighter Report & Results: El Maachi Wins the Tourney by Defeating Junior Witter

Last night, boxing fans from all over the country converged on York Hall for the season finale of the highly successful, Matchroom Sports promoted, Prizefighter series and boy were they treated to a show full of intrigue, drama, controversy and most importantly plenty of world class action. The bookies had expected former World champions, and former foes, Junior Witter and Colin Lynes to meet in the final, well they were half right as Junior Witter made it all the way and faced London based Moroccan the Showman himself – Yassine El Maachi.

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Bradley vs. Campbell Preview & Prediction

Timothy Bradley defends his junior welterweight title belts against Nate Campbell In an exciting match featuring two of the best junior welterweight fighters in the world, Timothy Bradley puts his WBO title on the line against former lightweight champion Nate Campbell on Saturday August, 1. Bradley is looking to stay undefeated while Campbell is looking to win a title in his second weight class.

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