The weekend’s broadcast, which was anchored by Jim Rosenthal with boxing veterans Steve Collins and Robin Reid, was put together at short notice after Khan parted company with usual partner Sky Sports in the final week before the fight.
If you thought boxing fanatics were sitting around twiddling their thumbs in Manchester since the Pacquiao-enforced ring sabbatical of hometown hero Ricky Hatton, then you would be wrong.
One man keeping them busy is European lightweight champion John Murray. And if the old adage of history repeating itself rings true then the 30-0, hard-hitting pressure fighter will be keeping them away from home as well in the coming years.
Hometown underdog Rocky Fielding broke Prizefighter records as he stormed to victory in the Super-Middleweights II at Liverpool Olympia.
Roared on by an army of fans, Fielding destroyed his three opponents in brutal fashion, becoming the first winner to win all three of his fights inside the distance on the way to collecting the £32,000 winner’s cheque and catapulting himself from three-fight novice to a name to watch.
Local lads Robin Reid, Carl Dilks, Joe Ainscough and Rocky Fielding welcomed their opponents to Merseyside at yesterday’s weigh-in for Prizefighter Super Middleweights II but the quartet promised their opponents a rough ride on the night in front of a vocal home support.
Enzo Maccarinelli says his nephew Tobias Webb can stun home favourite Robin Reid in Prizefighter Super Middleweights II at Liverpool Olympia on March 23 – and he’s putting his money where his mouth is.
Maccarinelli will be ringside on Wednesday night to support his 22 year-old unbeaten nephew Tobias as he steps into the ring against Reid in the third quarter-final of the night.