Aston to fight for first title on Brook show

Exciting middleweight prospect Ryan Aston will take on Curtis Valentine for the vacant Midlands Area title on the packed undercard of the Kell Brook vs Carson Jones show on July 7 at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield.

Aston has made an impressive start to his professional career, winning all seven of his fights in his first year in the pro ranks and impressing fans and pundits alike along the way.

Rees and Mathews promise better return fight

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.

Brook to face IBF #3 Carson Jones on July 7

Welterweight contender Kell Brook will face highly ranked Carson Jones at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on July 7 as an IBF world title shot draws a step closer.

Jones is ranked at number three by the IBF – two spots above Brook – and the stakes couldn’t be higher as the victor would move into pole position to fight for the title, which is being contested by current number one Mike Jones and number two ranked Randall Bailey on June 9 in Las Vegas.

Enzo Calzaghe blasts BBBofC for withdrawing his licence

Having had his training licence denied by the British Boxing Board of Control, legendary trainer Enzo Calzaghe was forced to watch from the stands as his longtime student Enzo Maccarinelli picked himself up off the canvas twice to capture the British cruiserweight title on Friday night.

Rees dominates Frenchman in his hometown

Gavin Rees produced a fantastic performance in Anthony Mezaache’s backyard in France, forcing a seventh round stoppage to retain his European lightweight title in style.

The Welshman travelled over to Paris for his second defence in the venue that former champion Mezaache’s last three fights had been in and was the aggressor from the opening bell.

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Hearn says Rees must impress on away trip

Promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Gavin Rees must shine in Paris tonight live on Sky Sports 4/HD4 from 9pm in his European lightweight title defence against Anthony Mezaache to put himself back in world title contention.

Former WBA light-welterweight king Rees faces the Frenchman in the Gymnase Georges-Racine in Clichy la Garenne, just outside the capital and a venue that the former champion Mezaache has won his last three fights in.

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Rees: ‘I want big name Brit after French assignment’

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.

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Gavin Rees media workout

Gavin Rees media workout ahead of his European title defence against Anthony Mezaache in Paris on March 23, also featuring trainer Gary Lockett and promoter Eddie Hearn…

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Rees gunning for Ricky Burns

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.

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Rees to defend Euro title in France

Matchroom sport have announced tht Gavin Rees will defend his European lightweight title against Anthony Mezaache in Paris on March 23, live on Sky Sports.

The Welshman won the vacant belt in June against Andy Murray in Cardiff and heads to the northwest of the French capital to defend the belt in his first pro fight outside the UK.

The Newbridge fighter is looking to get back into world title contention after holding the WBA light-welterweight title in 2007-08 but will face a stern task in Mezaache’s hometown.

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