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David Haye and Dereck Chisora are set for a huge clash on July 14th from Upton Park, home of West Ham Football Club
Over 40,000 fans will pack out the stadium, while many, many more will be watching live and exclusive coverage on BoxNationTV
Boxing’s Blockbuster @ Upton Park 14 July
David Haye: ”If you think he’s a real heavyweight because he’s got a gut then congratulations, he’s a big heavyweight.”
Dereck Chisora: ”You need to think of better punchlines.”
- Facts About This Fight
- Both boxers are licensed to fight via the Luxembourg Boxing Federation (LBF)
- The LBF is recognised by the British Boxing Board of Control and is a member of the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and EBU.
- The LBF has the absolute right under law to engage in the common practice of licensing bouts in other European territories outside its own national borders. This is by no means a precedent and has happened many times before.
- Frank Warren, Dereck Chisora’s manager, has 32 years’ experience in the industry and holds a licence with the BBBofC. Acting in the best interests of his client, he has ensured that the rules of the organisation have been completely adhered to.
- After the regrettable incident in Munich the BBBofC withdrew Dereck Chisora’s British licence. Dereck was never banned from boxing and the BBBofC was categorical in stating that Dereck Chisora was free to apply for a licence with any federation of his choosing.
- David Haye has come out of retirement to fight. He has never been banned or suspended from boxing at any time.
- There are numerous examples of fights taking place after unsavoury incidents between fighters. Legendary boxers such as Ali, Lewis, Tyson and Holmes, to name a few, have all been involved in incidents outside the ring they probably now regret.
- As with Haye and Chisora on the 14th July, these legends did what boxers do. They got in the ring and settled their differences.
Helliet Press Release
Fight fans are guaranteed value-for-money when Britain’s top small-hall promoter stages his biggest-ever show.
Mickey Helliet has regularly sold out shows this year and reports tickets have been selling fast for his bumper 15-fight bill at The Coronet in Elephant and Castle on Friday, July 6th.
Helliet has matched 10 unbeaten boxers – including highly-touted Ahmet Patterson.
Patterson, a former England amateur international, makes the step up to six-round level against Kevin McCauley and crowd-pleasers Lloyd Ellett, Charlie Rice, Craig Whyatt and Elliott Matthews are among Helliet’s red-hot prospects heading for title contention.
Watford middleweight Matthews was a top amateur and goes into next week’s fight boosted by back-to-back first round knock outs.
Vinny Woolford is another fighter recently signed by Helliet with dynamite in his fists.
His one-punch wipe out Tyler Goodjohn was a contender for knockout-of-the-year and the Ramsgate welterweight re launches his career on Helliet’s latest ‘No Retreat No Surrender’ fight night at The Coronet.
Islington teenager Charlie Rice has thrilled fans with an all-action style that has taken him to two straight wins in the light-welterweight division – and big punches will be thrown when a pair of heavyweight hitters launch their professional careers.
West London-based Adam Brearley makes his paid debut – and so does Marek Onda, from Slovakia.
Millwall fan Johnny Garton, known as ‘The Pexican’ for his non-stop aggression, aims to extend his unbeaten record on the show and fighting fisherman Warren Fenn plans to reel in his third straight win to climb the middleweight rankings.
The event will also feature an auction to raise funds towards funeral costs for ex-Helliet fighter Lewis Pinto who tragically took his own life earlier this month. Pinto’s unbeaten stable mate Lee Owen will be on the bill.
Further information is available from 07843-636920.
Boxing Results, Saturday 9 April – Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Super middleweight – Robert Stieglitz 39(23)-2(2)-0 defeated Khoren Gevor 31(16)-5(2)-0 by DQ 10 / 12 time: 2:45 - WBO super middleweight title (supervisor: John Duggan)
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (Now 40-2, 23 KOs) kept his belt with a ten round disqualification win over Khoren Gevor (31-6, 16 KOs). In a very good action fight, Stieglitz was the sharper puncher, cutting Gevor cut over the left eye in round three and regularly beating the challenger to the punch. As always, Gevor showed great toughness and determination. Things became very rough in tenth round. After Gevor was deducted a point by referee Manfred Küchler, both fighters crashed down hard to the canvas after wrestling and Stieglitz emerged with a cut over his right eye. Gevor was then disqualified. Extremely upset, Gevor later threw some punches at Küchler and was removed by security.
Super featherweight – Ramona Kuehne 17(5)-1(1)-0 defeated Arleta Krausova 4(1)-0(0)-0 on UD 10 / 10 – WIBF Women’s International Boxing Federation super featherweight title (supervisor: Jean-Marcel Nartz) – WBO female super featherweight title (supervisor: John Duggan) & World Boxing Federation super featherweight title (supervisor: Jean-Marcel Nartz)
Kühne (now 18-1, 5 KOs) defended her titles with a clear ten round unanimous decision over late sub Arleta Krausova. Scores were 98-92, 98-91, 99-91. Original foe Michelle Larissa Bonassoli couldn’t make the weight and was replaced. Kühne dedicated the fight to friend and fellow boxer Rola El-Halabi, who was forced to retire after being shot shortly before stepping into the ring last weekend.
London – Thursday, 24th March 2011
Just one week ago Darren Hamilton was a virtually unknown fighter. However since his total dominating performance over Peter McDonagh, to lift the BBBofC Southern Area Light Welterweight title at Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions excellent ‘Shamrock Showdown’ event, Hamilton has been receiving glowing plaudits from the media and boxing circles, with many comparing him favourably with Frankie Gavin.
The sensational eigth round stoppage win over McDonagh has rocketed Hamilton up the rankings, from #37 to #15, and brought him to the attention of British Light Welter Champion Ashey ‘Treasure’ Theopane, who is said to be considering Hamilton as a voluntary defense opponent.
Those lucky enough to have scored tickets, for the sold out show, were treated to one of the best all action title battles of the year so far.
The first round started a little slow, as both protagonists felt each other out, Hamilton had made some radical changes to his fight style, instead of his usual covered up defensive style he was far more open in attack mode, and took control of the round behind a fluid jab.
More of the same in round two with Hamilton taking the fight to McDonagh. Not to say that McDonagh didn’t have some success with his counters, he did but Hamilton was flowing, his movement was supreme which caused most of McDonagh’s punches to miss, even when McDonagh had backed Hamilton on to the ropes.
McDonagh pushed more in third, constantly backing Hamilton on to the ropes. The big problem for McDonagh was that once he got him backed up he wasn’t able to take advantage of the position. Hamilton just dipped and swayed to avoid McDonagh’s huge shots before opening up with some of his own, which invariably landed. By mid way through the tables had turned and Hamilton was backing McDonagh up and letting rip with extraordinary levels of punches, most of which were hitting the target. McDonagh was already looking to be in serious trouble.
Round four was all Hamilton, incredibly he’d stepped up the work rate each time he corned McDonagh on the ropes. Often his 10-15 punch flurries were totally unanswered and it looked just a matter of time before the referee would step in to stop and the fight, but he didn’t.
More of the same in the fifth with Hamilton totally dominating the proceedings and pushing McDonagh back constantly before letting rip with exocet after exocet. About half way through the round it looked to be all over bar the shouting as Hamilton backed McDonagh into the corner and let rip with a heavy handed twenty four punch flurry ending with a big overhand right to the head followed by a cracking left to the body. McDonagh legs were gone but the savvy Bermondsey boy grabbed hold of Hamilton and hung on for dear life until his head cleared.
Hamilton was on a roll and secured the sixth in similar fashion. His constant attacks were causing McDonagh major problems. McDonagh tried to change his fight plan, by charging down Hamilton with wild swinging shots, however each forward move lead to him being on the receiving end of a multi-punch double handed counter.
Round seven was virtually a replay of the fifth, with Hamilton walking McDonagh back onto the ropes before letting rip with heavy handed unanswered ten-twelve punch combinations, all of which were now landing as McDonagh’s defense was virtually gone.
Hamilton stepped it up even more in the eighth, chasing McDonagh around the ring letting off overhand rights and heavy body shots at will. McDonagh was taking so much punishment and a knockout end to his title reign looked inevitable. His corner were looking concerned as late on Hamilton launched yet another vicious attack which lead to them throwing the towel into the ring with just two seconds of the round left on the clock.
Following a light work out session, at the Real Fight Club in Shoreditch, Hamilton talked briefly on the fight and his championship plans. “Without sounding too big headed, I really didn’t think it was going to be that easy, but at the same time I enjoyed it, I enjoyed every moment of it.
I saw what his gameplan was from the beginning. I thought before he even came in I said to myself that’s what his gameplan is going to be, he’s gonna to try and wear me out for the first four rounds. He’s going to make me throw lots of impacts that’ll catch him on the arms.
In my head I immediately said to myself that as soon as he starts doing that I’m gonna, as soon as he starts doing that and I’m catching his arms and gloves I’m not gonna over excert myself.
When I found that the effect of the right to his body I realised there was no need to stop doing it. I’d been training to punch non-stop for fifteen, twenty, twenty five rounds continuously, so I knew I wouldn’t out punch myself. It would be impossible to do so. I just kept going and when I caught him with a good body shot I heard him wince, I heard the wind come out of him. So I just kept applying the pressure, applying the pressure.
By the secon or third round I knew I’d won it. I thought all I have to do is just keep going. I kept listening to my corner, I kept listening to Spencer (Fearon) and my friends, who were telling me to keep jabbing, keep the pressure on him, so I did until I stopped him in the eigth round.
I think the show Spencer put on was amazing. From the spectators point of view they got much more than their moneys worth. I was at the back, usually I’m a guy that loves to go first and then I enjoy coming out and watching the fights. I was just sat there but I could hear, I couldn’t see the fights obviously because I was out back and wasn’t allowed to come out of the dressing room. But hearing the cheering itself, it sounded like back in the day, like gladiators in an arena, that sort of roar, it was exciting. The atmosphere, the sounds, everything together was really good as Spencer did a great job putting together a great show.
What’s next on the horizon, the British, British Masters, I don’t know. I’ll go in whatever direction Spencer thinks is best for me. Anyone they put in front of me I’ll fight. But I wouldn’t mind a crack at the British title, definitely.”
Darren Hamilton with his recently aquired Southern Area Belt
Darren Hamilton in action against peter McDonagh at York Hall in London
Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
JustListen2This Publicity and Promotions
London, UK & Philadelphia, USA
London – Tuesday, March 22
Last Friday night Stoke Newington’s Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng suffered a highly contentious loss to Castleford’s Luke ‘Lionheart’ Robinson at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.
Ochieng versus Robinson was main support to the co-headlining title fights of Adil Anwar versus Nathan Graham (International Masters) and Peter McDonagh versus Darren Hamilton (Southern Area) at the excellent Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions ‘Shamrock Showdown’ event.
Right from the opening bell Robinson quickly closed down Ochieng, in order to neutralise Ochieng’s highly effective jab. Ochieng was savvy and went on the back foot to find some room to get his jab off.
Robinson kept coming forward, throwing some pretty wild shots, until eventually he had backed Ochieng onto the ropes. Robinson kept throwing wild off target shots at the ever ducking and weaving Ochieng, who in return responded with some highly effective stiff jabs to force Robinson back.
It was a close round, Robinson the more aggressive, but failing to hit the ever moving target, whilst Ochieng was more controlled and getting results by landing good solid jabs.
Round two was more of the same with Robinson pushing. Ochieng on the other hand was content to stay with his back to the ropes and pick off Robinson at will with stiff jabs and punishing one-twos to the body.
An easy round to call as Robinson barely landed a punch for all his wind milling whilst Ochieng, who barely threw a couple of dozen shots throughout the whole round, landed each effort solidly, much to the delight of this fans who in unison chanted ‘Eagle, Eagle, Eagle’ after each contact.
Both rounds three and four were more of the same, Robinson flies out of the trap but ‘The Eagle’ just stays calm and picks him off at will – Robinson pushes forward but barely lands a glove on the ever mobile Ochieng, yet gets caught himself by every precision counter.
The crowd jeer as referee Ken Curtis raises Robinson’s arm aloft declaring him victorious by a 39-38 points margin. the packed York Hall crowd jeer and boo the decision whilst Ochieng and his manager-coach Brian Lawrence look around confused as Robinson celebrates.
Shortly after the result was officially read out promoter Spencer Fearon announced that there will be a rematch at his next show, much to the delight of the assembled crowd.
On returning to training, at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Ochieng was clearly undaunted with the controversial loss as he said, “I’m disappointed to have lost, but I thank God for the opportunity to fight. I’m going to become stronger from this.
It was supposed to be a six rounder, but it was reduced from a six rounder to a four rounder.
My plan for a six rounder was to break him down and then knock him out.
I rocked him a couple of times but didn’t have enough time to take him out. I lost by just one point.
As I say I am just glad to get the opportunity to fight.
I have terrific supporters, they’re awesome. I just want to thank them all for coming down.
You haven’t seen the best of the Eagle yet, the best is still to come.
I’ve got the Southern Area (title fight) coming up soon and will be back on winning ways then.”
As Ochieng had stated he will be fighting for the Southern Area Light Middleweight title in the near future. However, there is a high possibility that the proposed rematch with Luke Robinson may come first as Spencer Fearon has stated that his next York Hall show will be in May or June.
UK Boxing News
UK News: Erick Ochieng’s Controversial Loss
Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in London
Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
JustListen2This Publicity and Promotions
London, UK & Philadelphia, USA