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WELSH lightweight prospect Mitch Buckland is on a mission to win as many titles as he can.
The Cardiff southpaw, 19, has watched his older brother Gary win numerous belts in the past few years, but now he’s started a collection of his own.
Last weekend Mitch defeated Bridgewater’s tough Dean Mills to win the vacant British Masters bronze crown and he believes it will be the first of many.
“Winning a title was like a dream come true. You always imagine winning a belt growing up and when that day comes you can’t believe it,” he said.
“Before that fight I’d only boxed 14 rounds in total so it was great to jump straight up to eight rounds. The next step is ten rounds and then hopefully 12.
“I remember when Gary won his first title, it spurred him on more and he went on to win the Celtic and then the British title.
“Before my brother ever won any titles I used to look at British champions and think ‘god they’re so good, can I ever get to that level?’ Now, though, I’ve seen what it takes through watching Gary.
“I know that as long as you put the hours in at the gym and you keep learning, you can get there.
“Welsh boxing is going well at the minute. Nathan Cleverly is a world champion and, then there’s Gary and Gavin Rees and a few others winning things. It’d be lovely to have my name mentioned alongside those.”
A natural next step for Mitch would be a Welsh title clash with reigning champion Craig Woodruff.
However, Mitch defeated the Newport man in a four-rounder last year and it seems Woodruff isn’t keen on a return.
“We’ve been trying to get a fight with Craig Woodruff, but he doesn’t seem to want it,” Mitch explained.
“Obviously I want to win the Welsh title, but it seems we might have to go for the Celtic title instead. There’s also the possibility of Woodruff himself fighting for the Celtic and me boxing someone else for the vacant Welsh belt.
“Either way I’m going in the right direction and getting closer to where I want to be as boxer.”
Late last night the committee of the Malta Boxing Council decided to allow Clayton Vella another crack at the Welter-weight, Maltese ‘MBC International Title’. This happened after Valentin Stoychev who won the title last December by stopping Vella in the 5th round failed to defend his title, which has now been declared vacant.
Daniel Micallef will be taking on the more experienced Marcen Gierke for the MBC international light-weight title. Micallef has been training heavily for this fight and is reported to be in top physical condition. Micallef has had a mixed professional career with ups and downs, his main contention point is the lack of sparing partners of a decent level in Malta.
Italian Pierre Paolo Cardinali who is no stranger to the Maltese Islands will be taking on former WBU champion David Burke in a non title fight over 6 rounds.
Aruona Calibaly will take on Turkish, Ali Kelik in a 4×3. This will be Keklik’s professional debut.
Part of the proceedings from this boxing night will go towards the boxing outreach program for youths at risk that is being launched by MBC president Eva Rolle, later on this year.
This fight night is being promoted by Edwin Micallef of ‘Micallef Promotions’ in partnership with the Bugibba Hotel.
This double header event will be taking place at the ‘Bugibba Hotel’ on the 7th June, 2013. Tickets for the event are available at the door or by pre-booking on 99461751. Read the rest of this entry »
Two of Malta’s most prominent professional boxers, Daniel Micallef and Clayton Vellawill be back in action on the 7th of June at the Bugibba Hotel in Qawra in what promises to be an action filled fight card.
Daniel Micallef is taking on Alexander Menges, a rising star of German boxing who has won all his professional fights by KO and last November beat Marcen Gierke by a unanimous decision to take the German International Welterweight Title. Micallef and Menges will be fighting for the MBC International Title.
Next on the fight card for Malta we find the popular Clayton Vella who will be taking on Marcen Gierke. Last November Vella failed to take the MBC International Title when he was stopped by Valentin Stoychev of Bulgaria in the 5th round at theOrpheum Theater in Gzira.
On the under card Ali Keklik of Turkey will be making his professional debut andArouna Coulibaly will be entering the ring for his second professional fight. Last December Coulibaly beat Jonathan Mifsud in his professional debut.
This evening of professional boxing is being promoted by Edwin Micallef of ‘Micallef Promotions and the ‘Boxway Gym” of Qormi, Malta.
For More Information contact on Micallef Promotions on 00356 – 99461751
Venue: Bugibba Hotel – TBH – Malta – 7 June 2013
Sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Council (MBC).
LONDON 2012 Olympian Cameron Hammond is looking to wow promoter Ricky Hatton this weekend.
The stylish Aboriginal boxer faces experienced Kiwi Daniel Roy Maxwell at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane on Saturday night (April 20).
And he’s eager to show ‘The Hitman’ how much he’s come on since making his pro debut in December.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the ring again and performing in front of a big crowd,” Hammond, 23, said.
“It was a great thrill boxing in front of a living legend in Ricky Hatton for my first fight and now I intend on showing him I’ve improved even further.”
As a top amateur who represented his country at major tournaments across the world, you’d expect Hammond to have all the ingredients needed to be considered a top prospect.
But trainer and manager Matt Clark says he’s been blown away with his charge’s development in the gym.
He said: “Cameron has shown already that he has exceptional speed. He has quick hands and very quick feet.
“After sparring with Michael Katsidis, Mick said Cameron would stop a lot of guys with that kind of speed and I certainly agree.
“We were delighted with his first performance in Hong Kong, last December. I’m confident he’s going to back that up on April 20.”
Saturday’s show is being staged by Hatton Promotions in association with Rightcross Entertainment.
The bill also features the professional debut of Aussie amateur sensation Damien Hooper, an Australian bantamweight title fight between Brad Hore and Roberto Lerio plus a clash between Brisbane-based Irishman Paddy Murphy and Alex Ahtong for the vacant WBF Asia Pacific welterweight crown.