Tony Bellew will face Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba in an official final eliminator for the WBC light heavyweight World title in Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on March 30, live on Sky Sports – with the winner setting up a potential clash with ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson.
Derry Mathews will challenge Anthony Crolla for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on March 30 in Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ live on Sky Sports, an action-packed bill topped by Tony Bellew, who continues his march towards a light heavyweight World title shot.
Mathews and Crolla met in one of the fights of 2012 when the Liverpool man travelled to Oldham to rip the British title from Crolla with a sixth round stoppage in April live on Sky Sports that rejuvenated the popular 29 year olds career.
Anthony Crolla could meet Derry Mathews in the final of the Betfair Prizefighter Lightweights II at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night (October 6) live on Sky Sports.
Mathews ripped the British title from Crolla in Oldham in April and the draw for Saturday’s action threw up the chance for revenge for the Manchester man as the pair landed in separate halves of the draw.
Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla has taken the final spot in the Betfair Prizefighter Lightweights line-up to complete a fantastic list of boxers in action live on Sky Sports on October 6 at Liverpool Olympia.
Gavin Rees and Derry Mathews came together yesterday to announce their European title rematch on the undercard of Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight clash with Carson Jones at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on July 7.
Rees defends his lightweight title against Mathews 10 months after their original clash in Newport ended in a technical draw when Mathews broke his nose in a head clash.
Ricky Hatton has criticised Sky Sports for not renewing their deal with Hatton Promotions and vowed to give his talent stacked stable a new television home after their split from the broadcaster.
The boxing world was shocked when the television network decided not to give the European Promoters of the Year any further dates after their Manchester Velodrome super show on Saturday June 16.
Derry Mathews pulled off a major upset as he ripped the British lightweight title from Anthony Crolla with a sixth round stoppage win at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday night.
The Liverpudlian floored Crolla in the third round and forced referee John Keane to step and stop it in the sixth when Mathews badly hurt his man with another brutal barrage.
Crolla's crisp jab kept Mathews on the back foot in the opening rounds but Mathews burst to life in a thrilling third as a big uppercut dropped Crolla heavily.
Gavin Rees is relishing defending his European lightweight title against Anthony Mezaache in Paris on Friday night live on Sky Sports 4 and HD4 from 9pm – and says victory will prove he is willing to fight anyone, anywhere.
Rees defends the belt for the second time against Mezaache, the Parisian fighter who won the belt on foreign soil himself in February 2009 when he beat Jon Thaxton in Norwich.
This visually stunning short film takes you inside the infamous Gallagher’s Gym – home of champion trainer Joe Gallagher and his stable of tooth and nail fighters including British lightweight champion Anthony Crolla, super-bantamweight titleholder Scott Quigg, and lightweight world title challenger John Murray. No script, no re-takes, just real life inside one of the most successful gyms in British boxing history, shot by filmmaker Matt Knight.
Gavin Rees has four massive UK clashes in his sights after he defends his European lightweight title against Anthony Mezaache on March 17 in Paris, live on Sky Sports.
Rees won the vacant belt in June against Andy Murray in Cardiff and his first defence against Derry Mathews in October ended prematurely when Mathews sustained a broken nose from a clash of heads.