Stephen Smith and Ben Jones weighed

Stephen Smith and Ben Jones weighed

Stephen Smith and Ben Jones weighed in currently forward of their strife this Friday during London’s Troxy where they accommodate for a Vacant WBO Intercontinental Super-Featherweight Championship.

Liverpool star Smith, uninformed from his win in Germany on a undercard of Derek Chisora and Vitali Klitschko’s many publicised World Heavyweight Title bout, weighed in during 128lb, while Jones, of Crawley, weighed in during 127lb.

Smith goes into a strife with usually one blip on a discriminating career record, in that he mislaid his Lonsdale belt in a blocking detriment to Lee Selby final year. The Liverpool male will be looking to revenge a detriment to Selby during some indicate down a line providing he can come by a plea of a tough Ben Jones tomorrow night.

The movement will be shown live and disdainful on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546). Join during .

Balker-Clarke Added To Spencer Fearon’s ‘Shamrock Showdown II’ On 23rd March

After 6 months yet a fight, London formed Dutch Cruiserweight Mitchell Balker finally gets a possibility to lapse to a ravel during Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knocks Promotions initial eventuality of a year, Shamrock Showdown II, during The Troxy in Limehouse, London on a 23rd March.

Ever given Balker relocated to a UK, to sight during a TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, his manager Johnny Eames has found it tough to secure his gifted assign any bouts, generally after word got out that before to branch pro that Balker had trafficked to America to take partial in, and win, a prestigious New York Golden Gloves contest during a famous Madison Square Gardens.

However anticipating fights for a Dutch #1 here in a UK was finished probably unfit following a prodigy opposite a contingency feat over World ranked Blackpool formed Slovakian knockout conductor Richard Turba behind in Aug final year, that unsurprisingly rocketed Balker to a tip of a domestic Cruiserweights ‘Fighters to Avoid’ list.

Things now demeanour set to change for Balker though, as a aforementioned Spencer Fearon was so tender by a Dutchman’s never contend die attitude, as good as a feat over Turba, that he motionless to supplement him to arriving Premier Sports (Sky height Ch 433) televised show, and loyal to form matched him in a genuine 50/50 quarrel opposite dominant Leeds hardman China Clarke.

Following nonetheless another ring war, with former British Cruiserweight Champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams and Caine Brodie, a jubilant Balker said, “I feel unequivocally good and unequivocally vehement about it, we know I’m always ready, so let’s do it.

I know zero about my opponent, Spencer (Promoter Spencer Fearon) told me there is an opponent, China Clarke, so there is an competition so we are going to have a quarrel and we’re going to make a special quarrel for a fans, and a TV, as they haven’t seen me quarrel for so long.

Even when there was no quarrel entrance adult we still stay in a gym, training and sparring, so we am always ready, my manager Johnny (Eames) and tutor Barry (Smith) make certain of that.

I have been ring Leon (Williams) Caine (Brodie) and Paul (David) a lot, it’s a best credentials we could wish for, Leon was British Champion, Paul is a English Champion and Caine is a tough aspirant during any time, so it’s good tough ring with 3 of a best fighters in a UK.

Knowing Spencer it will be a tough fight, a 50-50 fight, yet to me It’s a unequivocally special fight, my initial with Hard Knocks and Premier Sports, so we will be unequivocally adult for it and looking to win big.”

Mitchell Balker contra China Clarke will underline on a support label of Choi Tseveenpurev’s plea for a empty WBC Silver International Featherweight pretension during Spencer Fearon’s Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions ‘Shamrock Showdown II’ eventuality during a Troxy in Limehouse, London on Friday 23rd Mar and promote live on Premier Sports (Sky height Ch 433)

Tickets, labelled £35 are accessible on-line now during or in chairman during a TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA

Tipp Hurling Stars join Macklin in a Gym in New York

Matthew “Mack a Knife” Macklin non-stop adult his training stay to a media in reduce Manhattan yesterday forward of his St. Patrick’s Day showdown with Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez during Madison Square Garden. Macklin and tutor Buddy McGirt, a former dual weight World Champion during his possess career achieved an open examination before a packaged residence during a Trinity Boxing Club in New York City with those in assemblage including Tipperary hurling stars Lar Corbett and Eoin Kelly.

Macklin’s arriving middleweight championship hitch with Martinez is live on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” in a US and on Sky Sports 1 in Ireland and a UK on Saturday, Mar 17 and with a small over dual weeks to go until a fight, Macklin looked to already be in unusual shape.

Corbett and Kelly finished a outing over from Ireland progressing this week to support Macklin, himself a former underage hurling star in Tipperary and both group were clearly tender with Macklin’s preparations and a hum surrounding a arriving bout.

Please find subsequent quotes from Macklin, McGirt, Corbett and Kelly:

MATTHEW MACKLIN: I’ve had a good camp, ring has been superb and many of a tough work has been finished during this point. The subsequent few weeks now are usually about excellent tuning and peaking for quarrel night. It’s been good operative with Buddy again. He’s a unequivocally associating fighting man so it’s good to soak that up. I’m prepared for quarrel and whatever happens in that ring. No matter if it goes one turn or twelve, we don’t trust Martinez is going to be means to cope with a power and blazing enterprise that we will move into that ring with me during Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day.

BUDDY MCGIRT: Matthew is in good figure for this fight. I’ve worked with him for a Yori Boy Campas quarrel a few years behind so I’ve been wakeful for a prolonged time usually how good he is. We’re not going to scream or exaggerate about doing this or that. Matthew’s usually going to go in there and let his fists do a talking. we contingency contend nonetheless that we am unequivocally assured that he is going to startle an awful lot of people in this fight.

LAR CORBETT: It’s been a good knowledge to spend a few days with Matthew and see his preparations adult tighten and personal. Myself and Eoin are unequivocally beholden to Brian Peters (Macklin co-promoter) and Martin Donnelly (Macklin Sponsor) for a eventuality to come over. Matthew is training like a demon for this quarrel and a turn of bid and loyalty he puts into his fighting has to be seen to be believed. Matthew has always been a good believer of Tipperary Hurling over a years, by thick and thin, so we felt it was usually satisfactory that we lapse that support. There is outrageous seductiveness in this quarrel behind in Tipperary. we know there are loads of people roving over to New York for a quarrel yet for a people not roving over, they will be glued to a radio and a whole nation of Ireland is behind him.

EOIN KELLY: I’ve famous Matthew given we played hurling together as kids and it’s good to see him vital his dream now on a large stage. The hype in a US for a quarrel is phenomenal. There are large billboards in Times Square and outrageous media seductiveness in a fight, yet Matthew seems to take it all in stride. We came over to uncover a support to him since it’s an positively large night, not usually for Matthew yet for all of Ireland to have someone competing during that level, fighting a man deliberate to be adult there with a likes of Mayweather and Pacquiao on St. Patrick’s Day during Madison Square Garden.

Tickets for a eventuality are labelled during $505, $355, $205, $125 and $65, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by a Madison Square Garden Box Office or by Ticketmaster, during, or by job (866) 858-0008. Call DiBella Entertainment during (212) 947-2577, or revisit and @loudibella on Twitter for some-more information.

The label that will be aired live on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing and on Sky Sports 1 in Ireland and a UK is entitled, “THE REAL Middleweight Championship – Get Your Irish Up”, facilities Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27KO’s) fortifying his middleweight climax opposite Ireland’s Matthew “Mack a Knife” Macklin (28-3, 19KO’s). The label is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

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Greene and O’Donnell join Prizefighter choice – tickets on sale during 9am tomorrow

Martin Lindsay is formulation to quarrel on a large Belfast check alongside Paul McCloskey and a all-Irish Middleweight Betfair Prizefighter night on May 5 in King’s Hall, live on Sky Sports.

The former British featherweight champion is plotting a lapse to movement after over a year out of a ring, commencement in Mar in London before holding his place on a tip category King’s Hall check as he looks to get behind into pretension contention.

Lindsay will kick-off a dusk before a All-Irish Middleweight Prizefighter takes centre-stage, and dual serve names have been combined to a line-up.

The ‘Slick Fightin Irish’ Simon O’Donnell from Galway and dominant Ryan Greene from Lurgan join dominant Commonwealth bullion leader ‘King Kane’ Eamonn O’Kane, EBA champ Anthony ‘Fitzer’ Fitzgerald, Mark ‘Kid Dynamite’ Heffron, Joe ‘Sugar’ Rea, and Darren Cruise in a 24th book of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament, with one final name to be added.

Paul McCloskey closes a uncover opposite former IBF World champion Julio Diaz and tickets for a dusk go on sale during 9am on Friday (March 2).

Tickets labelled during £30 (unreserved), £40 (reserved patio or above-board floor), £60 (outer-ringside) and £100 (ringside) are accessible from Ticketmaster on 0844 277 4455 – UK/Northern Ireland customers, 0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland business and during

VIP packages labelled £150 are accessible from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and during

Paul McCloskey’s fans can also buy their tickets during a prices above from Eurospar Dungiven and any EuroXchange outlet.


Two of Britain’s hottest prospects will be anticipating to means some fireworks of their possess during ‘The Big Bang’ on Apr 14th during Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

Hosea Burton and Scott Cardle seem on a undercard of a British light heavyweight pretension strife between champion, Tony Bellew and challenger, Danny McIntosh live and disdainful on Sky Sports.

23-year aged Burton, promoted by David Coldwell and lerned by Joe Gallagher creates his veteran crawl during a apart Coldwell Promotion on Mar 11th in Bolton. And a super middleweight can’t wait for a impulse to arrive.

“I’m counting down a days now,” beamed Burton.

“I’m feeling faster, fitter and stronger now I’ve incited professional. Joe (Gallagher) wants we so fit that when we eventually finish adult in championship rounds we could go even fifteen rounds.

Everything feels opposite and many improved now I’m professional. There’s no some-more shouting around. This is serious, these fights go on your record. This is a story I’m perplexing to make for myself. I’ve fought on radio before when we was an pledge yet to be partial of a uncover as large as a one in Liverpool is massive. I’ll be underneath a small bit of vigour that night yet when that happens we broach a goods.”

A comparison ABA champion in 2009, a cousin of Tyson Fury already has goals in mind and shares a same assured celebrity as his heavyweight relation!

“I will be a British champion, we pledge that! Every fighter has targets they wish to accommodate and they’d be fibbing if they pronounced they never.

Anything can occur after we turn British champion, that’s a hardest one to win. A European pretension shot can usually be turn a dilemma thereafter and if we win that you’re usually a integrate of fights divided from a universe pretension shot.”

David Coldwell in organisation with Eddie Hearn presents ‘The Big Bang’ that is live and disdainful on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th Apr 2012.

Tickets are labelled during £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all accessible from;

or by job a Echo Arena box bureau on 0844 8000 400

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