David Price: ‘I’m confident I’ve got the offensive ability to open him up if he withdraws into a shell.’
Posted on 20 February 2013 in Press Releases
After brutally asserting domestic hegemony in 2012, British and Commonwealth heavyweight king David Price is now intent on cutting a swathe through the international field in 2013. This Saturday, at the fabulous Echo Arena in his native Liverpool, the mammoth hitting 6ft 8in Scouser shall begin his campaign for global domination by squaring up to Washington DC's Tony Thompson, a still rated former two time world title challenger.
Matthew Hatton's challenge for the IBO Welterweight Title against champion Chris Van Heerden will be televised LIVE and exclusive in the UK on the Channel of Champions BoxNation, (Sky Ch. 437, Virgin Ch. 546). Hatton, younger brother of British great and former two division world champion Ricky, takes on Van Heerden in South Africa on Saturday 2nd March at the Sandton Convention Centre.
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit last Friday (15 February 2013) dismissed the appeal by Straight-Out Promotions LLC and Chris Webb against the previous dismissal of their claims against Frank Warren and others over the sale of the foreign TV rights to the fight between Mike Tyson and Danny Williams.
Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye says he will be the first to knock out George Groves when they clash next month for the Vacant European Super-Middleweight title. The tough Senegali, based in Italy, reckons he can be the first the stop the unbeaten Londoner and wreck his dream of a WBO world title fight against the winner of Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz.
Posted on 16 February 2013 by Frank Warren in Frank Warren's Column: The Sun
The US fight fraternity – desperate for a fresh hero to follow as Floyd Mayweather winds down his career – are already hailing smack-talking WBC lightweight king Adrien Broner as the saviour of the sport.
Posted on 13 February 2013 in Press Releases
British Super-Flyweight Champion Paul Butler swaps the ring for the racecourse this Saturday (16th February) when he heads to Haydock Park as a celebrity guest at the Betfred Grand National Trial raceday. The Ellesmere Port star is preparing for his toughest challenge yet when he takes on the hard-hitting Nigerian Yaqub Kareem for his Commonwealth title next month at the Liverpool Olympia, but the big horse racing fan is excited to attend the staying handicap chase which is a stepping stone for the big Grand National.
Posted on 12 February 2013 in LIVE on BoxNation
Brit Martin Murray's challenge for the WBC World Middleweight title against Argentine champion Sergio Martinez will be televised LIVE and exclusive on The Channel Of Champions BoxNation, (Sky Ch. 437, Virgin Ch. 546).
Fresh on from last weekend's excellent European light-heavyweight bang –up between Germans Eduard Gutknecht and Juergen Brahmer, BoxNation delivers another high quality continental title scrap when Georgia's Alexander Miskirtchian and Norway's Andreas Evensen square up for the EBU featherweight strap.
Posted on 09 February 2013 by Frank Warren in Frank Warren's Column: The Sun
Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook's world title aspirations were placed in limbo this week when St Louis's Devon Alexander cried off from their pending IBF championship fight, scheduled for Detroit on February 23rd. On Monday, the US southpaw withdrew citing a bicep injury. However, on Tuesday WBC champion Floyd 'Money' Mayweather - now back at large after serving a two month prison term for domestic battery – tweeted that he was close to confirming terms to meet 'Alexander The Great' in a unification spat for his comeback fight in Las Vegas on May 4th.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games Champion Simon Vallily makes his long-awaited professional debut on Thursday 21st March at London's York Hall. He features in a four-round contest on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders' British and Commonwealth Middleweight title defence against Matthew Hall, live and exclusive on BoxNation, (Sky Ch. 437, Virgin Ch. 546).