Napa and McDonnell set for little and large battle

December 30, 2009

By Ben Carey

Ian Napa will defend his British bantamweight title against Jamie McDonnell at the Brentwood Centre on Friday 22nd January.

The pocket-sized Napa, 31, will be making the first defence in his second reign as champion and will give away seven inches in height and eight years in age when he tackles the 5ft 8in challenger from Doncaster. Read the rest of this entry »


Munroe facing final eliminator for WBC title

December 30, 2009

By Ben Carey

Rendall Munroe has been ordered to face Mexican Victor Terrazas in a final eliminator for the WBC super-bantamweight title.

Leicester southpaw Munroe expects the battle for the right to challenge for Toshiaki Nishioka’s WBC world crown to take place in February or March. Read the rest of this entry »


60 second news round-up

December 26, 2009

By Ben Carey

Terry Lawless (pictured), former manager of Frank Bruno, has sadly passed away at the age of 76. Lawless also guided John H Stracey, Maurice Hope, Charlie Magri and Jim Watt to world title success. Read the rest of this entry »


Harrison: ‘David Haye is not the saviour of the heavyweight division’

December 23, 2009

By Ben Carey

Audley Harrison has criticised the manner of David Haye’s world heavyweight title winning effort against Nikolai Valuev and claims that the ‘Hayemaker’ still has much to do to convince sceptics in America.

Writing on his official website, Harrison comments, “After David’s (Haye’s) snooze-fest to win the title and Vitali’s (Klitschko’s) lacklustre defence against blank bullets Kevin Johnson, who speaks more than me, I can see how critics get frustrated with the heavyweight division.” Read the rest of this entry »


Moore v Sinclair to meet in April?

December 22, 2009

By Ben Carey

Neil Sinclair will defend his Irish light-middleweight title against USA-based former amateur star James Moore, according to a press release from Irish promoter Tommy Egan. No official date has been set but Egan claims the fight will be held at the City West Hotel and Conference Centre in Dublin sometime in April.

Until a date has been confirmed, details of the undercard matches emerge and Sinclair comments on the fight, experience tells me not to take Egan’s latest announcement as gospel. Read the rest of this entry »


Optimistic Adamu targets Froch rematch

December 22, 2009

By Ben Carey

Charles Adamu is hoping that his Commonwealth super-middleweight title success over Carl Dilks at the weekend will earn him a rematch with Carl Froch. Reigning WBC champion Froch outpointed Adamu in just his 12th fight to capture the Commonwealth crown in March 2004.

Adamu was awarded a controversial split decision over Dilks at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday night in a contest which many ringsiders and the SKY Sports commentary team felt Dilks had won clearly. Personally, I scored the fight a draw and felt Dilks paid the price for a lazy spell between rounds seven and ten in what was, in truth, a dire contest. Read the rest of this entry »


No Haye-Vitali agreement, insists Booth

December 16, 2009

By Ben Carey

Reports of a bout agreement reached between world heavyweight titleholders David Haye and Vitali Klitschko are wide of the mark, insist ‘The Hayemaker’s trainer and manager Adam Booth.

It had been reported that WBC champion Klitschko claimed a ‘preliminary agreement’ was struck with Haye to meet at some stage in 2010. However, Booth has strongly disputed these comments, reiterating that no contact has been made with the Klitschko camp since Haye’s November WBA title triumph over Nikolai Valuev. Read the rest of this entry »


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