With just under four weeks to go until the big heavyweight dust-up at Upton Park between David Haye and Dereck Chisora, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546), leading British fight figures give their verdicts on the fight…
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.
Trailer for the awesome looking short film on the ins and outs of Gallagher's Gym. See what it is about the indefatigable trainer and his set up that took him on a 49-0 winning streak. Featuring the man himself Joe Gallagher and his combatants from John Murray, to Joe Murray, the Smith brothers, Scott Quigg, Michael Jennings, Anthony Crolla, Scott Cardle, Hosea Burton, and Callum Johnson.
Carl Frampton says he thrives on the pressure to perform as he defends his Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight title against Kris Hughes at a sold-out York Hall on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports 1/HD1 from 9pm.
Weighing in at 8st 9lb 8oz, just a touch heavier than challenger Hughes who tipped 8st 9lb 1oz, Frampton expressed his pleasure at fighting in front of a sellout crowd and said he thrives off the pressure.
Former British and European lightweight champion John Murray has revealed that he left long time trainer Joe Gallagher because he felt he was being ‘neglected’ in the gym as the trainer’s stable grew.
Murray, who parted company with Gallagher after 12 years together, joined stablemates today to announce the launch of new boxing channel BoxNation and its partnership with Frank Warren Promotions.
WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has opened his Bolton gym to trainer Joe Gallagher and his camp after the respected trainer left his gym in Manchester.
Gallagher revealed in his MEN column last week that he would be leaving Kerry Kayes’ Betta Bodies gym after three years at the Denton premises where Ricky Hatton and Billy Graham plotted the Hitman’s route to worldwide stardom.
WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and challenger Matthew Macklin both made weight at Friday’s official weigh-in for their world title showdown at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on Saturday night.
Sturm easily made the 160 pound limit, tipping the scale at 158lbs while Macklin weighed in at 159lbs. Both fighters looked to be in tremendous physical shape and ready to go.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Macklin who has not fought since December last year revealed that the prospect of fighting for a title was the only incentive he needed to produce the goods come fight night.