Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the boxing hall… This weekend sees the return of Audley Harrison, and the former European heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medallist is back on the world title campaign trail. His pectoral is fully healed, he’s planning on coming back stronger and has the likes of Tyson Fury and David Price in his sights.
British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew labels fellow Scouser David Price the ‘heir to the Klitschko throne’ as he stamps his Mersey charm all over a post-career punditry role after some sterling work for Sky Sports at the Price vs Sexton bill. Bellew stays on long after every punter has left the building to talk to iFilm London about the promising heavyweight, the fight game in Liverpool and his next outing in the ring.
Hayemaker trainer and manager Adam Booth comes clean about who and what him during David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s infamous brawl in Munich earlier this year. The Dark Lord admits to intrepid reporter Kugan Cassius that it was indeed his own fighter that hit him with a tripod but reveals he got a new car out of it…
The great Roberto Duran talks to Kugan Cassius of iFilm London, and if you can understand it you’ve done better than his translator! But he does confirm knocking out a horse back in Panama for $20 and a bottle of whisky.
Kugan Cassius and the iFilm London cameras caught up with Frank Warren at the press conference to announce the BoxNation tie up with Golden Boy Promotions. As well as the big deal the master promoter did not mix his words when the topic turned to Enzo Maccarinelli’s controversial British cruiserweight title win over Shane McPhilbin last weekend. Warren calls for Enzo’s retirement before the interview is gatecrashed by his son George to push his new concept show Box Academy.
Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson talk to iFilm London at the UK leg of their press tour for their May 19 rematch in Las Vegas. Khan reckons Peterson doesn’t look confident and admits to getting it wrong fighting in Washington DC in the first place. While Peterson talks the ‘man in the hat’ and accepts ‘Monty’ as his new nickname.
Footage of Kevin Mitchell and Felix Lora’s weigh-in yesterday ahead of their lightweight 10-rounder tonight at the York Hall, live on BoxNation. Having expressed his desire to meet WBO champion Ricky Burns in a battle of Britain contest in the summer, Mitchell has promised to put on a show once the opening bell sounds.