Posted on 06 April 2013 by Frank Warren in Frank Warren's Column: The Sun
Could the professional debut of Zou Shiming this evening see China emerge as a new superpower in world boxing? The Olympic darling, who won the nation's first ever boxing gold as a light-flyweight at the 2008 Beijing Games, then repeated the trick at London 2012, has copped a whopping $300,000 purse to square off against a Mexican novice over four rounds at the Venetian hotel and casino resort on the island of Macau, the former Portuguese colony frequented by China's biggest high rollers.
The Channel of Champions BoxNation, (Sky Ch. 437, Virgin Ch. 546) is delighted to announce that it has secured the LIVE broadcast rights for a further two massive Top Rank World Championship boxing events this month.
Posted on 31 March 2013 in Press Releases
Hot British talent Liam Walsh will defend his WBO European Lightweight title against former two-time WBO World Champion Scott Harrison on Saturday 20th April at Wembley Arena.
Posted on 30 March 2013 by Frank Warren in Frank Warren's Column: The Sun
Whilst Eddie Hearn keeps telling everyone that he has over 60,000 followers on Twitter, I've been busy making matches and cutting deals to deliver the most coveted domestic and International fights to BoxNation, the Channel of Champions. Reports of my imminent demise, it appears, were again a tad premature. Last week BoxNation announced they will broadcast Amir Khan's next fight.
Tomorrow evening incorrigible sluggers Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado lock horns again to debate the interim WBO light-welterweight title. Last October, the then unbeaten Latinos shared seven rounds of complete carnage in one of 2012's fights of the year before 'Bam Bam' Rios finally prevailed.
Hot British talent Paul Butler says his stunning KO of Anwar Alfadli has given him a massive lift ahead of his Commonwealth Super-Flyweight title challenge next month. Butler, the British Champion, took his record to 10-0 last Thursday night at London's home of boxing, the York Hall, Bethnal Green, with a punch perfect performance that culminated with an explosive left hook from a southpaw stance that pole-axed Alfadli.
HUGE DOUBLE HEADER FROM TWO CONTINENTS ALSO FEATURES BRITAIN'S MARTIN MURRAY V SERGIO MARTINEZ. British boxing superstar Amir 'King' Khan's first fight in the UK in two years will be screened LIVE and exclusive on The Channel of Champions BoxNation!
Posted on 23 March 2013 by Frank Warren in Frank Warren's Column: The Sun
Channel Five's declaration that it has 'no plans to show boxing at the moment' was damning news to cauliflower ears this week. Since July 2011, C5 had provided live coverage of shows promoted by hard grafting Londoner Mick Hennessy whose stable includes Tyson Fury, James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jnr. The ratings had been high, particularly for Fury who, at near prime time on a Saturday evening, attracted close to three million viewers for his thrilling victory over Dereck Chisora.