Boxing News & Updates - 8 September
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 13:17
Written by Alexander Zammit
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 13:16
Ricky Burns -- It looks like World Boxing Organization super featherweight champion Ricky Burns (29-2, 7 KO’s) won’t be able to count on fighting the struggling lightweight Alex Arthur (28-3, 20 KO’s) in his 1st title defense of his WBO belt, because Arthur is saying that he can’t go down to the super featherweight division to make the fight. It’s too bad, because Arthur had lost two out of his last four fights and would have likely been an easy fight for Burns.
Former champion Ricky Hatton -- is upset with the recent reports which claimed the Manchester star had announced his retirement from boxing. In a column written by Hatton for the Manchester Evening News, the ex-champion set the record straight.
“I'd like to clarify the position with regards my boxing career once again.
As usual, one sentence out of many can take a conversation out of context, and until you hear it officially from the horse's mouth, I am not retired”
The new boxing season is underway and for Hatton Promotions it will start at Bury Castle Leisure Centre when Scott Quigg takes on Argentina’s Santiago Allione for the vacant WBA International Super Bantamweight title.
Morales Vs Limond -- Erik “Terrible” Morales foresees a hard test against Scotland’s Willie Limond as he continues on his quest for an opportunity at a fourth world title. Morales and Limond collide Saturday in a pay-per-view showdown for the WBC Continental super lightweight belt in the famous Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City as the stellar attraction of the huge Mexican Bicentenniel Celebration billed as “Gala Boxistica del Bicentenario.”
Klitschko’s trainer predicts knock out -- Trainer Emanuel Steward predicted that his fighter IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will take out Sam Peter “in the fourth or fifth round” when they meet Saturday in Frankfurt.
At a press conference Klitschko said to Peters “Sam, you can touch the world championship belt. I’ll also let you take pictures with it. This is my personal gift for you – but you won’t come any closer to that belt.”
Promising Uzbek boxer Alisher Rahimov -- continues to prepare for a fight in Cancun (Mexico), which will be held on September 17. Rahimov's opponent will be the 27-year-old Mexican Jose Emilio Perea, and at stake will be Rahimov’s WBC International lightweight title.
Russian middleweight Roman Karmazin (03/02/1940, 26 KO), ranked #3 in the IBF rankings , is likely to have his next fight on Oct. 31 against Australian Daniel Gale (23-1, 14 KO), ranked #5 to be held in Sydney. The winner will be a mandatory challenger to meet the current IBF champion Sebastian Sylvester.
Nathan Cleverly says the Celtic nations will have cause for double celebration on September 18. Scotland is already buzzing after Ricky Burns lifted the WBO World Super-Featherweight title against Roman Martinez in Glasgow. And Cleverly has vowed to continue the Celtic revival by destroying Karo Murat in Birmingham.
The Cleverly Vs Martinez is part of Frank Warren’s “The Magnificent Seven” show to be held in Birmingham on the 18 of September.
Gamboa vs Salido, Peterson vs Rios -- HBO’s hit late-night boxing series features a featherweight clash of reigning titleholders plus a lightweight thriller when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: YURIORKIS GAMBOA VS. ORLANDO SALIDO AND ANTHONY PETERSON VS. BRANDON RIOS is seen SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) from the Pearl at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Bob Papa and Max Kellerman will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
O’Donnell vs. Cauthen & Fury vs. Power -- LONDON (September 8, 2010). Hennessy Sports is proud to announce that two of the UK’s and Ireland’s finest boxers, John O’Donnell and Tyson Fury will be show casing their talents on the new subscription based UK channel PREMIER SPORTS, Sky channel 433 this coming Friday 10th September from 9pm. Not only will this exciting “Night of International” boxing live from York Hall, Bethnal Green be screened in the UK. Setanta, in Ireland will show both bouts along with SHOWTIME® in America at 11p.m. ET/PT (same day delay) and in Canada on the Super Channel Network.
Tony Jeffries has split with trainer Bobby Rimmer after 18 months together. The Olympicbronze medallist (7-0-1) is being trained by Sean Casey for his next fight at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on Saturday 11th September. After the Sunderland boxer’s next fight, a major announcement will be made regarding a new full-time trainer. ‘Jaffa’s’ promoter said: “The split is no reflection on the job Bobby has done with Tony since they teamed-up. “I rate Bobby highly and I hope to continue our good working relationship. Jeffries’s opponent will be named in the next 48 hours.
Carl Frampton Vs Yuriy Voronin -- Carl Frampton believes he is the best super-bantamweight in Ireland and would jump at the chance to prove it. The unbeaten 23-year-old Belfast prospect tops a bill for the first time on September 18 when he takes on three-time European title challenger Yuriy Voronin at the Ulster Hall. And Frampton believes he will put on a performance that will convince the critics that he is the best super-bantam in Ireland – ahead of Irish and EU champion Paulie Hyland and Prizefighter winner Willie Casey.