East End favourite Kevin Mitchell is relishing his London return on February 10 at a sold-out York Hall when he takes on Barcelona based Dominican Republican Felix Lora, live on BoxNation.
With a potential showdown with Scottish rival and WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns in the pipeline, Mitchell will be looking to put on a sparkling performance.
Carl Frampton will make the first defence of his Commonwealth super-bantamweight title against Kris Hughes on January 28 at York Hall, Bethnal Green live on Sky Sports.
Frampton claimed the vacant title in September with a commanding fourth round stoppage against Mark Quon at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, stretching his unbeaten record to 11 fights, and fights in London for the second time in his career.
After a rapturous opening night at the York Hall last month, Francis and George Warren and their Queensberry Promotions imprint return to the venue on Friday night for a British cruiserweight showdown between Rob Norton and Leon Williams, live on BoxNation (Sky Channel 456).
Williams, who steps into the ring still well tuned from his win against Nick Okoth in September, criticised Norton about his lack of ring action since 2010 calling for the champ to stop ‘hoarding’ the title.
The final part in the amazing warts and all mini-series on the goings on at Matchroom Sport. Shot by fast-rising boxing documenters iFilm London, No Ordinary Life with Eddie Hearn follows the young promoter for a day as he runs through the office, checks on his fighters in the gym and then arrives at York Hall for one of their highly subscribed Prizefighter shows.
Matchroom Sport’s hit last man standing tournament Prizefighter is set to return in September for a new season and will carry a new format as well as a whole new fight feature.
The season will kick off on September 15 with the Light-Middleweights II at York Hall, Bethnal Green and live on Sky Sports, and, as always, will include some of the most exciting names and prospects at the weight class.
Some cool action images from the Search & Destroy show at the York Hall, Bethnal Green on June 4. The event was historic in that it was promoted by the youngest professional boxing promoter ever, 21-year-old Olivia Goodwin. And it featured a whopping 13-fight card crammed to the gills with quality, closely matched bouts and all the razzmatazz of a major championship event. Check it out…
Kris Agyei-Dua lands a flush counter-punch on Luke Osman
After the April Fool’s gag last week that had Sky Sports pundits Johnny Nelson and Glenn McCrory making a ring return, the boys at Matchroom Sport are back with a more serious announcement.
Michael Sprott will fly the flag for Britain in the Prizefighter International Heavyweights on May 7 at London’s Alexandra Palace, aiming for back-to-back titles in the series.
John Murray vs Karim El Ouazghari
Saturday 2 April, 9.30pm, Sky Sports HD1
John Murray’s first outing under the guidance of Frank Warren, its at the home of UK boxing York Hall and has the Sky cameras along so its show and prove time for the lightweight contender. Having built up a record of 30-0 somewhat under the radar, Murray can stake his claim for main event boxing with an impressive performance on Saturday night.
If David Coldwell’s face looks familiar that’s because you’ve seen him before. Whether it’s Saturday Fight Night from the Echo Arena or Prizefighter at the York Hall, Coldwell’s mug can usually be picked out anywhere from the dressing room to the boxer’s stool, to the VVIP seats at ringside.
Promoter Frank Warren has lost two big fights as Kevin Mitchell’s ring return against European lightweight champion John Murray was scuppered and Tony Bellew and Ovil McKenzie’s rematch was called off due to injury.
The news came after former Commonwealth super-featherweight champion Mitchell announced on his Facebook page yesterday that his highly anticipated April 2 clash with Murray was off.