Frank Warren has confirmed that David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s much-hyped clash on July 14 will go ahead despite threats from the British Boxing Board of Control that anyone involved in the promotion would have their licence revoked.
At a press conference tomorrow, promoter Frank Warren is expected to announced that the clash will occur at West Ham's Upton Park ground on July 14.
Social network site Twitter has been used by boxers to call each other out and set the wheels in motion for a big fight, but this week UK promoters Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn took to the site to openly negotiate a contest for two of their fighters.
The rival promoters went back and forth on the social network in attempt to pit Warren promoted Billy Joe Saunders against Hearn boy John Ryder in a Southern Area middleweight title fight.
This brilliant documentary charts the build up to Prince Naseem Hamed’s mega-fight with Marco Antonio Barrera in 2001. The only blip on the little Prince’s career and the footage - shot with him during his training camp in Palm Springs, California - will tell you why. With great cameos from Chris Eubank, Barry Hearn, head of security Kevin Camp, and Naz's barber. Not to mention Barrera, who to Naz might as well have been playing a cameo role in this show.
In an era where fights are made over Twitter and a ‘grudge match’ is a marketing ploy, this classic footage of Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank signing the fight contract for their November 18 title clash back in 1990 should really get you going. Live on the Midweek Sports Special the fighters and their managers Ambrose Mendy and Barry Hearn present the case for each man before putting pen to paper on the million-pound deal.
European middleweight champion Grzegorz Proksa has extended his promotional deal with Matchroom Sport in order to challenge for a world title belt in 2012.
The unbeaten Polish fighter claimed the vacant European strap after forcing the retirement of Sebastian Sylvester and his dominant display in Germany at the start of the month has seen the 26-year-old become hot property.
It seems Barry Hearn still hasn’t gotten over Paul McCloskey’s defeat to Amir Khan back in April. Having seen the referee stop the fight early due to a cut Hearn describes as no worse than something you would do shaving, the promoter refers to Dudey’s performance against Breidis Prescott to argue that he would have beaten Khan if allowed to continue. And hence has come to the conclusion that Khan is a ‘fraud’.
The cream of British boxing gathered at the Dorchester hotel in London on Tuesday night, September 20, for a charity dinner in honour of Michael Watson (click to see pictures).
Twenty years ago, Watson fought Chris Eubank at White Hart Lane for the WBO super-middleweight title. Eubank won the fight in the final round, but for Watson, the real battle was only just beginning after he collapsed in the ring and fell into a coma.
Another great Barry and Eddie Hearn, father and son chat with iFilm London. This time round dad Barry lauds praise on son Eddie’s accomplishments in the sport so far and calls him the ‘undisputed’ biggest promoter in the country. Barry goes on to state that even he wasn’t as good as Eddie and tells the sport’s other promoters to think about getting another job before taking him on...